Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day [CD]

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  • Digipak
They earned wide acclaim with the double-disc Southern Rock Opera, a sprawling concept album about Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their three-guitar lineup and greasy look signify big, dumb rock in the minds of many, but their songwriting is relentlessly whip-smart. And what may be their greatest song, "The Living Bubba," is an ode to a righteous, hard-rocking redneck felled by AIDS. No, the Drive-By Truckers never do anything by the book, so it's no surprise that with Decoration Day, the band's first release for indie New West Records, Patterson Hood and his mates take another rewarding left turn. The album boasts a handful of crowd-pleasing, party-starting cuts, like the brash, cranky rocker "Hell No, I Ain't Happy" and the Stones ringer "Marry Me." Yet more common are moments of startling beauty (the steel solos on "The Deeper In" and "Loaded Gun in the Closet" and the jangling guitars, rolling melodies, and soulful fiddle breaks of "Heathens" and "My Sweet Annette") and heavy doses of recrimination and regret, as in the back-to-back suicide tunes "When the Pin Hits the Shell" and "Do It Yourself."

    TRACKLIST: 

    1. The Deeper In
    2. Sink Hole
    3. Hell No, I Ain't Happy
    4. Marry Me
    5. My Sweet Annette
    6. Outfit
    7. Heathens
    8. Sounds Better in the Song
    9. (Something's Got to) Give Pretty Soon 
    10. Your Daddy Hates Me 
    11. Careless
    12. When the Pink Hits the Shell
    13. Do It Yourself
    14. Decoration Day
    15. Loaded Gun in the Closet 

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