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"George Jones Talkin' Cell Phone Blues" and the cover of Tom Petty's "Rebels" are worth the price of admission.

 

Sorry if there's another thread on this, I couldn't find one. So far I think this album is great for a b-sides collection, second opinions?

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"George Jones Talkin' Cell Phone Blues" and the cover of Tom Petty's "Rebels" are worth the price of admission.

 

Sorry if there's another thread on this, I couldn't find one. So far I think this album is great for a b-sides collection, second opinions?

 

 

DBT seems to have...I don't know..lost their way a bit. MURDERING OSCAR (Patterson Hood's newest solo record) has it's definite moments, but I find myself growing a bit tired of his voice and delivery. The Southern Gothic thing is wearing a bit thin (hell, I've LIVED it for 40+ years).

 

All that being said, DBT is still one of the best bands left crafting new music.

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I really quite like the Dylan cover. As he says in the liner notes, that's the last song anyone would want to have to cover, but I thought they took a hell of a stab at it. I really like the four vocalists taking the four verses with the big, full-band payoff at the end. Other than that, I really like Isbell's "TVA". I wish there were more Cooley songs, but he seems to be much more in the quality control business than Patterson who doesn't seem to ever write a song that he isn't scared of releasing. I mean did the world really need "You and your crystal meth?"

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I thought it was kind of weird / interesting they put the two TVA / dam-related songs back-to-back. This album really turned my week around though... Circumstance and all that, had a bad week at work and this hit the spot.

 

May be sacrilege to both sides of the equation, but occasionally I hear Uncle Tupelo in DBT and dig it for that reason alone.

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I thought it was kind of weird / interesting they put the two TVA / dam-related songs back-to-back. This album really turned my week around though... Circumstance and all that, had a bad week at work and this hit the spot.

 

May be sacrilege to both sides of the equation, but occasionally I hear Uncle Tupelo in DBT and dig it for that reason alone.

"TVA" is awesome. Has a strong Steve Earle vibe. I also like this version of "Uncle Frank" a lot. "Give me another first take boys before my life is over. Here we go!" This collection would have had me more excited if I didn't already have most of the tracks already. Love the Tom T. Hall cover of "Mama Bake a Pie (Daddy Kill a Chicken)." I mentioned "Play It All Night Long" before. "Rebels" is really good too. Both were played live by the band for several shows.

 

 

Seeing that both UT and DBT are strongly influenced by punk and country, I think your hearing is dead on. Both bands also touch a lot upon subjects like drinking and those less fortunate. DBT does so with more of a Southern approach, whereas UT was rooted in Middle America. Love 'em both.

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DBT seems to have...I don't know..lost their way a bit. MURDERING OSCAR (Patterson Hood's newest solo record) has it's definite moments, but I find myself growing a bit tired of his voice and delivery. The Southern Gothic thing is wearing a bit thin (hell, I've LIVED it for 40+ years).

 

All that being said, DBT is still one of the best bands left crafting new music.

I think their last album was one of their best. Tough to top Dirty South and Decoration Day but a great album nonetheless. I absolutely love Patterson's album too.

 

I haven't spent much time with Fine Prints but have liked what I have heard.

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I'm curious to see what the vocalist/number of tracks breakdown will be next time around. I can foresee that Shonna could possibly have as many tracks as Cooley. I'd prefer a leaner 12 song batch this time around. I predict it'll go something like this: Patterson - 6 songs, Cooley 4 and Shoona 4.

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I'm curious to see what the vocalist/number of tracks breakdown will be next time around. I can foresee that Shonna could possibly have as many tracks as Cooley. I'd prefer a leaner 12 song batch this time around. I predict it'll go something like this: Patterson - 6 songs, Cooley 4 and Shoona 4.

I hope you are wrong.

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I hope you are wrong.

 

i don't think she's found her voice. that being said, she is one hell of a bass player. she has a signature sound. something not many bassists can pull off. if she does have a song, i hope its really really good and that she sings clearly.

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i don't think she's found her voice. that being said, she is one hell of a bass player. she has a signature sound. something not many bassists can pull off. if she does have a song, i hope its really really good and that she sings clearly.

Great bassist. Love her harmonizing vocals on BTCD. Cute as all hell. I just don't think she's in the same league as Patterson or Cooley when it comes to writing or singing songs.

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Great bassist. Love her harmonizing vocals on BTCD. Cute as all hell. I just don't think she's in the same league as Patterson or Cooley when it comes to writing or singing songs.

I'd agree on all those points, including the cute as hell part. Having said that, I do like her voice, and "I'm Sorry Huston" was probably one of my favorite tracks from the last disc. I'd be happy if she can add 2-3 solid tunes for the new one. I think having her songs on their records gives the music a more varied sound and a nice break from the guys singing.

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Love, love, love this album. Especially the covers of "Rebels" and "Mama Bake A Pie (Daddy Kill a Chicken)". I have a live version of "TVA" that I think Jason played a little faster, which I prefer, but probably only because that's the version I've listened to most. This album goes to show what an amazingly prolific group they were in the DD/TDS days. Back to the rock...

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Here's the latest news on the DBT's, including impending news of another 3 night stand at the 40 Watt in January. Heading out for a road trip this weekend to catch them in Charleston, West Virginia. Front row! Getting pumped just thinking about it.

 

 

 

 

Word from the Hood - 11/04/09

Y'ALL:

 

Decompressing from our late October run.

Very happy with the shows on all levels.

Don't think the band has ever played better than we have in the last six months.

As we are winding down The Righteous Path Tour of shows and starting to gear up for next years' new releases and tours, we are all very excited about what we did this year in the studio and out on the road and really fired up about going out and playing these new songs next year.

 

This month, the band is tying up some loose ends and starting our preparations for next year.

We are about to announce our annual Athens GA / 40 Watt Homecoming Shows and annual Nuci's Space Benefit.

I'll go ahead and spill a few of the beans to y'all now:

The weekend will be Jan. 14th - 16th.

We will be announcing when ticket sales begin in the next week or so as well as details like support and other related events.

This past year, all three nights sold out and we raised a ton of money for Nuci's.

We're going to have to dig deep to top it but I feel confident we will.

 

I'm playing a small handful of solo dates this month.

Starting tonight, I'll be doing a Wednesday night residency at The Caledonia Lounge here in Athens.

I'm playing 3 Wednesdays in a row, with 3 different lineups, and 3 very different approaches and set lists.

Tonight it is me and Jay Gonzalez playing a stripped down set of piano, organ and Wurlitzer, guitar and two-part harmony.

The songs will tend to veer towards the more outre' ends of my catalog with some very rare rarities and some world premiere new ones.

We practiced yesterday and I tell you it's gonna be a good one.

Jay will be playing an opening set on his own and that's something great to behold.

 

Next week, (Nov. 11) I'll be hitting the more country influenced songs in my catalog accompanied by John Neff and Brad Morgan.

This is essentially the core band of the majority of solo shows I played from 2003-2007.

Again, expect some golden rarities and some premieres.

Athens' own Bo Beddingfield will open and he's fantastic.

 

The third week (Nov. 18) I'll be bringing the Murdering Oscar show to town.

I'll be playing with The Belvederes (John Neff, David Barbe, Jay Gonzalez and Brad Morgan) we'll be reprising some of the fine times I had this summer doing the Screwtopian Tour.

David Barbe and The Quick Hooks will open the Nov. 18 show. They are as good as any band you will ever see.

 

I also have solo shows in Thomaston GA, Atlanta GA, and a hometown show in Florence AL on the night before Thanksgiving.

Tickets are on sale for all three of these now and as they are in small venues, they should all sell out so get on it.

 

BTW: Congrats to Will Johnson, who is out drumming for The Monsters Of Folk this fall. KICKASS!!!)

 

THAT EVENING SUN is an amazing movie written and directed by Scott Teems.

It has been winning festivals all over the country and getting rave reviews for it's writing, directing and Hal Holbrook's amazing performance.

Our friend Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, Crystal) co-produced and plays a very large supporting role in it.

I contributed 2 songs to the soundtrack and am honored to be a small part of such an astounding film.

It opens this friday in NYC with more cities to be announced soon.

 

THAT EVENING SUN

WHEN: Starting Friday, November 6, 2009

WHERE: City Cinemas 123 on the Upper East Side -- 1001 Third Ave (@ 60th St.), New York, NY 10022

TICKETS: Purchase through www.fandango.com (or 1-800-FANDANGO Code #2705 )

 

As usual, the DBT Store is open and we have some new merch items working it to pry you away from your hard earned cash.

 

We also have a new DBT iPhone App that is available HERE.

 

Finally, since we're winding down our year (and gearing up for next) I will leave you with a few parting thoughts.

 

It's been a crazy whirlwind of a year. DBT hasn't played as many shows as we have most of the last twelve years, but we've still zig zagged around the country three times plus we toured Australia for the first time.

We released 4 albums (Booker T's ‘Potato Hole’ / my ‘Murdering Oscar’ album / DBT's ‘Live in Austin (ACL)’ DVD and CD / and ‘The Fine Print’) and played some wonderful shows with Booker.

I toured with The Screwtopians and got to perform at Madison Square Garden at Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Bash.

I had a baby boy and DBT made a great album (as good as anything we've ever done). Look for release info in the not too distant future.

 

This band has been down some pretty rough roads but persevered and I feel so blessed to still be able to do what I love with my best friends.

Some folks say our songs are dark and depressing, but to me they are a joyous noise.

The blues has always been about taking your problems and turning them into something you can dance to, drink to and fuck to.

We're certainly not a blues band in any kind of purest sense, but to me Rock and Roll has always had it's roots in that tradition.

My musical tastes are eclectic to a fault, but most of the music I've loved the most comes from that common ground.

 

We get to support our families by doing what we love best. We try to earn that each and every night.

Our band has never believed in throwaway nights and we treat each show like it could be the last one we'll ever get to play.

One night it will be and I'd hate for it to not be glorious.

 

FINALLY: Happy belated Birthday to Traci, who has just completed her tenth year of working for us.

Ten fucking years of putting up with our sorry asses and we forget her birthday. Jeez!

We'll make it up to you yet, I swear.

 

And THANKS to Jenn for coming down to New Orleans and making us all into Ace Frehleys.

I didn't see KISS at Voodoofest (but I sure saw George Clinton) but Ace was always all of us' favorite.

 

Have safe travels and a safe holiday season.

See you at The Big To-Do.

 

Patterson Hood

DBT

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Dirty South is one i need to revisit. getting into that album is quite an undertaking. when it's all said and done, that may be the one that defines patterson's vision best.

 

so, i've seen rumblings over at ninebullets that they are gonna release two albums next year?

 

also, going to see patterson's in-store this weekend in atlanta.

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Dirty South is one i need to revisit. getting into that album is quite an undertaking. when it's all said and done, that may be the one that defines patterson's vision best.

 

so, i've seen rumblings over at ninebullets that they are gonna release two albums next year?

 

also, going to see patterson's in-store this weekend in atlanta.

I think Dirty South is one of their easier albums to get into. I would consider it to have some of their more accessible work on it. The only album that may take several spins in my opinion is Southern Rock Opera.

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I think Dirty South is one of their easier albums to get into. I would consider it to have some of their more accessible work on it. The only album that may take several spins in my opinion is Southern Rock Opera.

Agreed. While it has its shining moments (Devil Don't Stay, Puttin' People, Iwo Jima, Cottonseed, Gonna Change, Lookout, Lonely Love), there's some boring stuff on there as well (Tornadoes, John Henry, Boys From 'Bama, Buford Stick).

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I think Dirty South is one of their easier albums to get into. I would consider it to have some of their more accessible work on it. The only album that may take several spins in my opinion is Southern Rock Opera.

 

dirty south does have some riffs to it, but the core of the album is some deep stuff analyzing the complex dualities of the south. i know that seems academic, but i think it's true. i remember hood saying he had several more songs about buford pusser. would be interesting to hear them. the album is amazing in that it allows 3 amazing song writers to sit on one album. patterson is one gracious MF. AND, if we look at this decade, wow, DBT has had quite a run of albums. pretty amazing. :cheers

 

Agreed. While it has its shining moments (Devil Don't Stay, Puttin' People, Iwo Jima, Cottonseed, Gonna Change, Lookout, Lonely Love), there's some boring stuff on there as well (Tornadoes, John Henry, Boys From 'Bama, Buford Stick).

 

Tornados is one of my favorite PH songs :music

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Saw the DBTs this weekend in Charleston, West Virginia from the front row and the band was in fine form. Cooley was on fire all night and played a new country ballad that is just stupid good. The venue was alcohol free, save for the band, who were throwing it down as much as usual. Cooley commented that it was like going to the zoo and seeing the monkeys, they can throw their shit at you, but you can't throw it back! Their were myriad sound problems and it was a seated theater and not a SRO venue, that made for a strange night. Also, the roots of "Let There Be Rock," were exposed as Patterson shared his story of visitng family in Charleston in 1977 where he saw ACDC, UFO and the Motors. He then informed the crowd that at least on that night, UFO stole the show and were thus the greatest band on the planet for one night. Got to chat with Patterson post show and got a photo (follow Flickr link below). Also I think our own E Sue, who accompanied me, is now a convert. Got the 3 day pass for the Athens residency as well. Come on January.

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