Monday, September 07, 2009

The 11 Best Songs By The Drive-By Truckers

With Labor Day upon us, it's time to spotlight one of the hardest working bands in the music industry. The Drive By Truckers. Through line-up changes and toying with major label stardom, the band has remained true to the gritty, man of the south sound they burst on the scene shouting. This past week saw DBT release a collection of B-Side and unreleased Tracks called, A Fine Print. Where most bands b-sides are collection of nice tries and near misses...A Fine Print stands sturdy and as complete as anything the band has ever done.

Here are the 11 Best Drive-By Truckers songs:

My Sweet Annette(Decoration Day)
The Day John Henry Died(The Dirty South)
The Sands of Iwo Jima (The Dirty South)
Margo and Harold (Pizza Deliverance)
5. The Righteous Path (Brighter than Creation's Dark)

Ronnie and Neil (Southern Rock Opera)
Puttin' People on the Moon(The Dirty South)
Sink Hole (Decoration Day)
Boys From Alabama (The Dirty South)
Where The Devil Don't Stay (The Dirty South)
11. Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife (Brighter Than Creation's Dark)

Buy The Drive By Truckers new album of rare tracks, A Fine Print.


William said...

Hmm, pretty hard to do 11, plus my favs aren't listed on there.....
1) Gravity's Gone
2) Goddamn Lonely love
3) Let there Be Rock
4) Buttholeville offa Alabama Ass whuppin
5)Ain't never gonna Change
6) Women without Whiskey
7)Where the Devil don't Stay
8) 3 dimes down
9)Righteous Path
10)That man I shot
11( Your woman is a Living thing

Alex Biles said...

I've heard several albums, but not their entire discography. From what I've heard, my top 11:

1) Goddamn Lonely Love (Isbell)
2) My Sweet Annette (Hood)
3) Carl Perkins' Cadillac (Cooley)
4) The Sands of Iwo Jima (Hood)
5) Outfit (Isbell)
6) Never Gonna Change (Isbell)
7) Danko / Manuel (Isbell)
8) A Ghost To Most (Cooley)
9) Heathens (Hood)
10) Marry Me (Cooley)
11) The 4th Night of My Drinking (Hood)

Savoie11 said...

How you could possibly cut the DBT discography to 11 songs is far beyond me, but I'll give it a try. I made a 17 track disc that was pretty solid, but I still felt like it was missing so much greatness.

1.Space City
2.A World Of Hurt
3.Sink Hole
4.3 Dimes Down
5.Let The Be Rock
6.Goddamn Lonely Love
7.Gravity's Gone
8.Marry Me
9.The Living Bubba
10.Carl Perkins Cadillac
11.Lookout Mountain

Unknown said...

Not quite sure how "Decoration Day" did not make it on a single top 10 list here. I agree with many of the other songs listed but you HAVE to include this song. Musically phenomenal and lyrically Dylanesque. What a song!