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Southern Rock Opera

Drive By Truckers (ドライヴ バイ トラッカーズ)

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ジャンル
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カタログNo
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170308
組み枚数
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2
レーベル
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オリジナル盤発売年
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2001
フォーマット
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CD
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David Barbe(Producer),  Dick Cooper(Engineer),  Dick Cooper(Engineer),  Dick Cooper(Producer),  Drive By Truckers(Producer),  Earl Hicks(Engineer),  Amy Pike(Performer),  Anne Richmond Boston(Performer),  Brad Morgan(Performer),  David Barbe(Mixing),  Earl Hicks(Performer),  Jyl Freed(Performer),  Kelly Hogan(Performer),  Lilla Hood(Art Direction),  Lilla Hood(Design),  Mike Cooley(Performer),  Patrick Hood(Photography),  Patterson Hood(Liner Notes),  Patterson Hood(Performer),  Robert Malone(Performer),  Rodney Mills(Mastering),  Wes Freed(Artwork),  Wes Freed(Photography),  Lilla Hood(Adaptation),  Wes Freed(Cover Art)

商品説明

Don't be deterred by the rather misleading title. Not a rock opera in the sense of Tommy or Jesus Christ Superstar, this sprawling double disc is more akin to a song cycle about Southern rock, in particular Lynyrd Skynyrd. Almost six years in the making, the Drive-By Truckers have created a startlingly intelligent work that proudly stands with the best music of their obvious inspiration. Largely written and conceived by lead trucker Patterson Hood (son of famed Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood), who sings the majority of the songs in a torn, ragged, but emotionally charged twangy voice somewhere between Tom Petty and Rod Stewart, these 20 literate tracks encapsulate a remarkably objective look at what Hood calls the duality of the South. Rocking with a lean hardness, the story unfolds over 90 minutes, but the savvy lyrical observations never overburden the songs' clenched grip. While bands like the similarly styled Bottle Rockets have worked this territory before, never has a group created an opus that's thematically tied to this genre while objectively exploring its conceptual limitations. The two discs are divided into Acts I and II; the first sets the stage by exploring aspects of an unnamed Southern teen's background growing up as a music fan in an environment where sports stars, not rock stars, were idolized. The second follows him as he joins his Skynyrd-styled dream band, tours the world, and eventually crashes to his death in the same sort of airplane accident that claimed his heroes. The Drive-By Truckers proudly charge through these songs with their three guitars, grinding and soloing with a swampy intensity recalling a grittier, less commercially viable early version of Skynyrd. A potentially dodgy concept that's redeemed by magnificent songwriting, passionate singing, and ruggedly confident but far from over-the-top playing, Southern Rock Opera should be required listening not only for fans of the genre, but anyone interested in the history of '70s rock, or even the history of the South in that decade. More the story of Hood than Skynyrd, this is thought-provoking music that also slashes, burns, and kicks out the jams. Its narrative comes to life through these songs of alienation, excess, and, ultimately, salvation, as seen through the eyes of someone who lived and understands it better than most. ~ Hal Horowitz, Rovi

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ディスク   1

  • 01. Days of Graduation (02:36)
  • 02. Ronnie and Neil (04:52)
  • 03. 72 (This Highway's Mean) (05:26)
  • 04. Dead, Drunk, and Naked (04:51)
  • 05. Guitar Man Upstairs (03:17)
  • 06. Birmingham (05:03)
  • 07. Southern Thing (05:08)
  • 08. Three Great Alabama Icons (06:51)
  • 09. Wallace (03:27)
  • 10. Zip City (05:16)
  • 11. Moved (04:17)

ディスク   2

  • 01. Let There Be Rock (04:19)
  • 02. Road Cases (02:42)
  • 03. Women Without Whiskey (04:19)
  • 04. Plastic Flowers on the Highway (05:04)
  • 05. Cassie's Brother (04:58)
  • 06. Life in the Factory (05:28)
  • 07. Shut Up and Get on the Plane (03:38)
  • 08. Greenville to Baton Rouge (04:11)
  • 09. Angels and Fuselage (08:00)

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Drive By Truckers

1996年、ジョージア州アセンズで結成されたロック・バンド。98年、デビュー・アルバム『Gangstabilly』をリリース。骨太なサザン・ロック/オルタナ・カントリー・サウンドと、時に聴かせる繊細なメロディで、多くのファンを獲得する。その後もコンスタントに作品リリースを続ける一方で、ベティ・ラヴェットや・・・

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