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Technically that line came from Patti Smith.

Patterson credits her.

 

I have never believed a song could change the world. But perhaps a song can provide an outlet for emotion, a tonic for the troops. Maybe a song can be a platform to launch our dreams from, a source of a little light to warm up our darkest nights. One more reason to raise our fists into the air and quote Patti Smith: “Love each other, motherfuckers!”

 

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I don’t know, not sure I like the new song. Seems like he’s trying to be too literal and direct — I always thought Patterson’s best work were his story-songs.

he's writing from his heart. not enough of that nowadays.

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Another killer album from the Truckers. These guys are so damn good. 

 

Here's the review from The Ringer:

 

https://www.theringer.com/music/2020/2/3/21119603/drive-by-truckers-great-unraveling-patterson-hood-interview


Drive By Truckers - The Unraveling A great record for these fucked up times.

 

Greg is spot on.

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/greg-kot/sc-ent-drive-by-truckers-review-0131-20200131-qfg4432ezbhzlouir4uczlvh7i-story.html

 

(edited due to the page break)

Kot just announced he's leaving the Tribune. Too bad. 

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6 hours ago, Mr. Heartbreak said:

Did anyone here get the other DBT that came out this year? I was surprised to learn about this.

http://www.drivebytruckers.com/records-TheNewOK.html

 

Yes. Another excellent record from DBT. They are on a roll with 2 great records in a year. The current (& longest lasting) lineup is really strong. Great cover of "The KKK Took My Baby Away" on "The New OK". I'm not able to buy many CDs as I'm on a fixed income now but I splurged & got this one. No regrets. DBT are one of my favorite bands, about equal to Wilco. I've had a bit of dialog with Patterson Hood via email & he's a really nice guy. We bonded over Midnight Oil during the last Oils tour. The last 4 DBT studio records are all keepers. All 3 shows from last years Heathen's Homecoming are available online. Epic collection & worth picking up the downloads.

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8 hours ago, Mr. Heartbreak said:

Did anyone here get the other DBT that came out this year? I was surprised to learn about this.

http://www.drivebytruckers.com/records-TheNewOK.html

 

Mine came in the mail on Friday.  It's great, but not IMO as strong as The Unraveling -- only one Cooley song.  DBT,  Wilco and YLT are my three favorite "current" bands.  

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Yeah, oddly, the digital release was a few months ago but the physical release was this week. That seems to be the direction the music industry is moving in. I echo all the above sentiments. Additionally, even when Cooley's writing contributions are minimal, the songs he submits are out-of-the-park great. DBT are pretty much the only band I listen to that are putting out topical songs of the times right now.

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