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Drive By Truckers  - Decoration Day Reissued on 180g Vinyl LP - direct audio

Drive By Truckers - Decoration Day Reissued on 180g Vinyl LP

New West Records

  • $ 2498

Drive By Truckers Decoration Day Reissued on 180g  Vinyl LP

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 New West Records, Patterson Hood and his mates take another rewarding left turn. The album boasts a handful of crowd-pleasing cuts such as the brash, cranky rocker "Hell No, I Ain't Happy" and the ringing "Marry Me." Yet more common are moments of startling beauty (the pedal-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 contemplative suicide tune "When the Pin Hits the Shell."

Where Southern Rock Opera chronicles the duality of Southern culture, Decoration Day is more personal, delving into busted relationships, private tragedies, and the repercussions of life-changing decisions. Songs resonatebecause they are near to truth--most of the lyrics are based on first-handobservations and experiences. On several occasions, the Truckers open wounds with slowed-down tempos and high-and-lonesome tones, channeling loss, anxiety, and self-discovery as effectively acoustically as they do via Marshall stacks. Recorded live in just a few takes, Decoration Day crackles with intensity, originality, and honesty. -Bob Gendron, The Absolute Sound, August 2003

Drive-By Truckers Decoration Day Track Listing:

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 Pin Hits the Shell
13. Do It Yourself
14. Decoration Day
15. Loaded Gun in the Closet

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