Tuesday, April 18, 2006

In House #1601: The Drive-By Truckers' A Blessing & a Curse; New Neko Case, Scott Miller

Georgia's Drive-By Truckers release their seventh album today, entitled A Blessing & a Curse. Over the course of their career, the band has inspired a multitude of comparisons from critics trying to pin down their slippery sound: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Sticky Fingers-era Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival, and the Replacements are but a few of the RIYLs that have been bandied about. While they began by releasing albums with titles like Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance, the band has since ventured into increasingly heady subject matter dealing with the often sad, destructive lives and histories of the Southern working-class. The fact that the band bases much of that on personal experience, as with the new album's "Little Bonnie," only adds to the music's authenticity. A Blessing & a Curse is the band's third release on New West.

In House #1601.
Airdate: 4/18/06
Focus: New release from the Drive-By Truckers, A Blessing & a Curse, plus new music from Neko Case, Mark Pickerel, Scott Miller and more.

Neko Case: "Dreaming Man" (MP3) (Neil Young cover, courtesy gorilla vs. bear)

Drive-By Truckers: "Aftermath USA" (MP3)

Stream A Blessing & a Curse in its entirety here.


In House PODCAST #92


Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

As a longtime fan of the Truckers, I found this one hard to ingest at first, but once I got used to its mellower sound, it's grown on me like kudzu .. DBTs rule

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