Friday, February 25, 2005

Drive-By Truckers

Several reasons why the Drive-By Truckers are the best band that you're not listening to as much as you should.
  1. They have not only one of the best band names ever, they also have one of the best album names ever (Pizza Deliverance), and some of the best song names ever (The President's Penis is Missing, Hell No I Aint Happy, Women Without Whiskey, Too Much Sex Too Little Jesus, Buttholeville, etc.)
  2. They managed to get a rock opera out of the story of Lynyrd Skynyrd and part of another from Buford Pusser
  3. They're a Southern/country rock band that doesn't sound like they're trying to ironically imitate a Southern/country rock band.
  4. They'll only make you feel stupid if you are in fact stupid.
  5. Some of the best, most consistently good songs in recent rock'n'roll.
  6. They sound absolutely nothing like Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, or The White Stripes.
  7. They sound absolutely nothing like Blink-182, Good Charlotte, or Yellowcard.
  8. Carl Perkins' Cadillac is a great song. Not just good or catchy but really great.
  9. Cool art on The Dirty South
  10. They'll make you feel a hell of a lot better about the red states
  11. On New West records, who also carry Slobberbone, Vic Chesnutt, Chuck Prophet, and Buddy Miller.
  12. Where else are you going to hear a song that refers to a pit bull that takes Zoloft? Seriously, where?

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