Monday, May 07, 2007

DBT, G.N.'R., StL

Over the past year I've been happily swimming through the Drive-By Truckers catalog. The Mrs. and I caught their live rock show back in October... well, actually we just posted up at this bar next door to the outdoor venue and kicked back some beers with locals. Regardless, we had a blast and we were pretty amped when the Truckers released the details on their "Dirt Underneath Tour." Essentially, they wanted to do an acoustic "storytellers" type of mini-tour and, fortunately for us, the band was going to be in Austin for a couple nights.

As it turns out, we caught the second night of their Texas stay and we couldn't have been more happy with the set. It was a sit-down event, which definitely made the ol' lady happy, and what an event it was. Just before the show started some nasty storms were a brewing which lead the band to appropriately start the set off with "Tornados" off of The Dirty South. For the following 2+ hours the Truckers intimately steered through a wonderful set. They shared plenty of new jams, stories behind old ones, and passed around a jug of Jack Daniels in between. As if this type of set wasn't enough of a treat, the band brought the legendary Spooner Oldham along for the ride to hold down the keys. Homeboy's played and toured with everyone from Bob Dylan to Aretha Franklin to Wilson Pickett to Neil Young to Frank Black. Dang! Impressive...

Anywho, I'm going to go ahead and share a couple live cuts from their Georgia set, courtesy of radiokgb (very awesome site by the way--check it out). The first track, "Bob," is a Mike Cooley tune and it's wonderful. Humorous and catchy as hell--go figure. Cooley introduced it as a new one, but then confessed that he actually wrote it about 3 years ago. The next, "My Sweet Annette," is a song from Decoration Day, definitely one of the bands strongest albums as far as I'm concerned.
  • D.B.T. - bob
  • D.B.T. - my sweet annette

    While I'm in the spirit of sharing music, idolator posted the title track to mildly anticipated Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy. I'd love to hate it and talk about how Axl is a total white-trash hoser that wears lame-ass hockey jerseys. Unfortunately (I guess), this song fucking rocks. Check it out:
  • Guns N' Roses - chinese democracy

    That's all I got for now. We're moving back to St. Louie this weekend. Feels weird just typing it...

    radio kgb said...

    Hey, thanks for the compliment on your site. As for, all you need is a high speed internet connection, a bit torrent client (I like utorrent and I do not believe you need to register; you should be able to click on the file and it'll start going if you have the bit torrent client on your computer.

    Another site that usually has dbt stuff is You do have to register, but it's free. Finally, dbt shows typically pop up on the Live Music Archive. If you haven't already, I suggest spending time over there because the site is awesome. You can find it at

    Hope this helped! Good luck.


    paul said...

    not feeling the guns and roses song at all.