Drive-By Truckers/Jason Isbell Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TheWampa, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. gilstein21

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    Oh, I know. I never expect him to ever match that album. But, I also appreciate everything he’s done since. 400 unit is such a solid band
     
  2. cutig

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    This livestream is fucking awesome
     
  3. cutig

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  4. SC

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    New album sounds damn, damn good live.
     
  5. cutig

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    This album translates pretty fucking good to an acoustic set. They killed it
     
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  6. fattmante

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    Amanda, though.:diddydatass:
     
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  7. cutig

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    Goddamn what a show
     
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  8. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Fuck. I missed all but the last 3 songs.
     
  9. DayDomination

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    There were quite a few songs that sounded way better live than on the album. Isbell and his strings sounded so pure and smooth.
     
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  10. cutig

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    His story about Willie Nelson that morphed into a shot at the NYT was :banderas:
     
  11. The.Barron.of.Miles

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    I missed it but I think this is it

     
  12. SC

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    That's it.
     
  13. Clown Baby

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    Might be a recency bias but Reunions flows better as an album than either of the last two
     
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  14. Corky Bucek

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    Snakes and I will take all of the credit for pushing Overseas

    I've said it before, but I heard it in Santa Barbara which was the first time he played it (no Shires) and I was hooked. It was unnamed at the time he played it. The lyrics from the start and guitar hook are so damn good.
     
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  15. tigerbishop11

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    If you missed the show they did tonight it’s on YouTube
     
  16. cutig

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    I think overseas may be my favorite from that set. So many great songs on the album though
     
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  17. Snakes

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    The more I listen the more I love this album more. Last night was special. His story about river was cool. Cobb made Jason play the piano and sing in studio so that’s actually him playing the keys at the beginning.

    every band should do a livestream like that after they put out a record. What a cool idea.
     
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  18. Snakes

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    It’s an all time Isbell song.

    Also Amanda doing the solo on violin is arguably better.
     
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  19. steamengine

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    I had this exact reaction and played it back like six times.
     
  20. Bo Pelinis

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    Wow.
     
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  21. gilstein21

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  22. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    Listening to the live show again. This album is up there his best
     
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  23. steamengine

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    This album grew on me at an incredible rate. I love it.
     
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  24. steamengine

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    Also Isbell is answering Clown Baby ‘s questions live on twitter.

     
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  25. Clown Baby

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    Pickles, onions and sharp cheddar is a damn fine answer
     
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  26. Clown Baby

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    Whoever said this has to be pretty embarrassed right now
     
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  27. Corky Bucek

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    steamengine how embarrassed are you right now?
     
  28. Clown Baby

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    His dermatologist is describing the color of his face right now as “ass red”
     
  29. steamengine

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    Yellow from the egg on it.
     
  30. fattmante

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    After a weekend of thorough listening:

    1. Dreamsicle
    2. Be afraid
    3. Only children
    4. Overseas
    5. It gets easier
    6. Letting you go
    7. River
    8. St. Peter’s autograph
    9. Running with our eyes closed
    10. What I’ve done to help
     
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  31. Virgil Caine

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    It is pretty wild that they released one of the two worst songs on the album as a single that got a ton of play on satellite radio.

    ETA: Although that’s not totally atypical in today’s music scene.
     
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  32. tigerbishop11

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    I feel like Be Afraid would have fit better on TNS. And River could be a Springsteen song (his own song about the same subject notwithstanding)
     
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  33. Clown Baby

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    Slow it way down, friend. River is a killer song in its own right but we might be getting a little ahead of ourselves mentioning it in the same sentence as The River.
     
  34. Clown Baby

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    The Isbell-Springsteen comparison is a good one though because both are some of the best narrative songwriters ever. That story in Rolling Stone about Isbell meeting the Boss and Springsteen singing Traveling Alone to him is amazing.
     
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  35. tigerbishop11

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    Agreed, not comparing it to The River at all but put that comment in there because of the song he has by that name. Mostly meant more stylistically with the piano and vocal intro/first verse
     
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  36. Clown Baby

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    Sounds like we just got our lines crossed. To me, The River is quite possible Springsteen’s most powerful song. If I’m putting an Isbell tune up against it it’s Elephant. Same desperate yet resigned energy.
     
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  37. Snakes

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    "hey man I love that song 'i grown tiiiiired of travelin' alone'"...what an unreal feeling for Springsteen to tell you that
     
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  38. Duval

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    Think American Aquarium’s new album has a bigger Springsteen feel than Isbell’s. Lamentations might be their best album.
     
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  39. Clown Baby

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    I would quite literally piss myself with excitement
     
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  40. DriveByBBQ

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  41. SC

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  42. TAS

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    Is this a new live set? Or a replay of the Brooklyn bowl set from Friday?
     
  43. SC

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    Different thing, I believe.
     
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  45. Corky Bucek

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    Isbell was on last night SiriusXM with David Fricke on the Writer's Block show. Pretty good listen if you have the sub as they covered the current situation, John Prine, Muscle Shoals sound, David Crosby. Jason said he's been jamming a lot of Led Zeppelin at home.
     
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  46. Clown Baby

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    I’ll say it, Reunions is Isbell’s second best record after Southeastern
     
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  47. Clown Baby

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  48. Smittys

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  49. Hatfield

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    Just listened to the 2nd Cooley stream from last night, pretty solid. Played a fast Where The Devil Don’t stay which was interesting
     
  50. shabooty

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    Not surprised but the August Isbell gig I had tix for is postponed until June 2021. Surreal to have tix for something that far in advance.
     
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