Drive-By Truckers/Jason Isbell Appreciation Thread

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  1. Bo Pelinis

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    Yep.
     
  2. David Puddy

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    This verse is a perfect example of how great and efficient he is with his lyrics. He manages to tell the listener so much about this person and his situation in just a few lines. Incredible songwriter.
     
  3. Bo Pelinis

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    She said it's none of my business but it breaks my heart. Dropped a dozen cheap roses in my shopping cart.

    That's another one. Instantly you're transported to a shitty small town grocery store talking to Charlene who you don't want to talk to who already knows everything about your life because of town gossip.
     
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  4. Brandon Chicken

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    Stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it.
     
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  5. steamengine

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    The lack of Live Oak love is frankly stunning
     
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  6. tigerbishop11

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    It’s not as much sad as it is wistful I guess but the more I listen to it the more I’m convinced The Life You Chose is a perfect song
     
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  7. Clown Baby

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    These 5A bastards run a shallow cross
    It’s a boy’s last dream and a man’s first loss
     
  8. Clown Baby

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    I think the common denominator of this thread is that every artist we discuss is a heavyweight songwriter and that’s what we all love and appreciate. Isbell, Patterson/Cooley, Goldsmith, Moreland, Simpson, no one wastes a single word.
     
  9. Clown Baby

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    And just because we’re talking about songs that give you chills, 18 Wheels of Love at Austin City Limits needs to be mentioned. It’s an okay song on the album but man does it come to life when Patterson starts talking about Chester in hospice.
     
  10. Clown Baby

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    Yep, still so fucking powerful

     
  11. TeeDee

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  12. ugafish

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    Shame
    Not gonna lie. I liked him better before he was a woke liberal super star.
     
  13. TAS

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  14. wes tegg

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    Have you never listened to the words?
     
  15. Bo Pelinis

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    Congrats on stereotyping yourself
     
  16. Bo Pelinis

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    When did these Drive By Truckers get political?!
     
  17. fattmante

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    Oh my. Thought that was a facetious reply.
     
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  18. Capstone 88

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    How on earth did you listen to Drive By Truckers and all of his albums and JUST NOW learn he’s a progressive dude?!?
     
  19. Snakes

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    Words are overrated
     
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  20. ugafish

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    That says more about others than me
     
  21. ugafish

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    I see the words written in tweets and songs:

    The lyrics are excellent. Deep, personal, well written stories + great guitar work. So much respect, well earned.

    The tweets are awful. Woke BS, the opposite of endearing. So much Lebron.
     
  22. Capstone 88

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    Proud of the Glory
    Stare down the shame
    Duality of the southern thing

    Strong. Conservative. Lyrics.
     
  23. ugafish

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    You think I just now noticed it? Thankfully Twitter didn’t exist way back when I became a trucker fanatic.
     
  24. ugafish

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    Do a Cooley one. Does he incessantly make similar woke tweets? No, he keeps that shit to himself for the most part, and I am so thankful for that.
     
  25. Capstone 88

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    I just don’t understand how someone listened to that and didn’t think they were progressive. That’s where I’m hung up.

    or is it that the songs are subtle and Twitter is blatant that he doesn’t agree with you?
     
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  26. Capstone 88

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    I truly do want to see your side here. Can you define “woke tweets”? What’s the difference in what he tweets vs what he says in the song?
     
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  27. fattmante

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    More like Woke Man’s World, am I right ugafish?
     
  28. SC

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    Very thankful that Cooley keeps his politics to himself and definitely doesn't write songs about Sarah Palin pandering to the racist sensibilities of the Republican Party and creating the roadmap for Trump to complete the radicalization, while also calling DJT fat via a chorus.
     
  29. wes tegg

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    He also just coordinated a fundraiser for striking coal miners.
     
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  30. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Went to a show in Atlanta about 5 years ago and Cooley was the most vocal about his politics.
     
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  31. wes tegg

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    Good thing he doesn’t have a Twitter account, or else ugafish’s dumb ass might not like him as much
     
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  32. Lifeiskilingme79

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    I was mostly taking it as sarcasm but maybe I misread it
     
  33. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    It's real
     
  34. Bo Pelinis

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    No it says you all like to try to divorce the content from the creator plugging your ears when you hear lyrics you don’t like and then when the actual person who wrote those things talks about why he wrote those things you get upset as if he’s an opinionless clown to entertain you. You don’t get one without the other.
     
  35. cutig

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    Dude probably has the trademark sunglasses in a truck selfie on Twitter
     
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  36. Bo Pelinis

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    Man when did Rage Against the Machine get political?



     
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  37. Capstone 88

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    So we’ve got
    “Woke superstar”
    A Lebron comment

    we’re hitting the FoxNews favorites. Do Chicago next.
     
  38. Clown Baby

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    Patterson Hood:

    “Another joker in the White House, said a change was comin' round
    But I'm still workin' at The Wal Mart and Mary Alice, in the ground
    And all them politicians, they all lyin' sacks of shit
    They say better days upon us but I'm sucking left hind tit
    And the preacher on the TV says it ain't too late for me
    But I bet he drives a Cadillac and I'm broke with some hungry mouths to feed”

    Me: “guitar goes brrrrrr”
     
  39. DriveByBBQ

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    Should be required viewing for posting in the thread.

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  40. Clown Baby

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    Agreed but it does kinda suck knowing that Jason is on his way out the whole time
     
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  41. Clown Baby

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  42. Snakes

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    He's being a true leader and putting his money where his mouth is. Not many artists have that kind of conviction. It's just so comforting that a guy that a lot of us somewhat idolize is the real deal. I also love how this is the apparent line in the sand for so many chuds to write him off as some kind of "woke liberal." He's trying to protect his crew and his fans from getting a deadly fucking disease. Only an absolute moron would consider this some kind of woke political stand.

    He's been writing about progressive ideas for as long as he's been writing music. Some people are apparently disappointed that he actually practices what he preaches (or they were never listening in the first place).
     
  43. steamengine

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    Wish I could remember where Cooley did an interview (maybe Koppelman’s pod) where he said he’s trying and trying to have sympathy for a lot of his fans who don’t understand who he and the truckers are but it’s getting harder and harder.
     
  44. Bo Pelinis

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    Seems like Isbell's past that point. Which I guess if you own your own label you can say fuck you if you have fuck you money.
     
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  45. Capstone 88

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    ugafish are you a Morgan Wallen fan and salty over all that?
     
  46. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    What happened here?
     
  47. Jimmy the Saint

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    Wallen had a very racist tirade.

    My favorite was the people mad at Isbell for covering a racist's song.
     
  48. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Can Isbell stop him from playing Cover Me Up now?
     
  49. fattmante

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    Drunken racist tirade caught on camera.

    Millions of people bought his album, making it the #1 country album, to fight the “wokeness”
     
  50. steamengine

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    He’s pretty much said he’s fine with it because it’s making him rich.
     
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