Wednesday, January 14, 2009
BEST OF '08: DRIVE BY TRUCKERS' BRIGHTER THAN CREATION'S DARK
One of my favorite personal musical discoveries of 2008 was Drive-By Truckers. They aren't a new band, they've been around for more than a decade. I'd heard of them, but never really checked them out. Thanks to the awesome radio channel Outlaw Country and it's sheriff DJ RigRocker, I got turned onto them in a big way. I just love thier new album Brighter Than Creation's Dark, especially "Three Dimes Down," "The Opening Act" and "The Man I Shot." Actually, there are lots of great songs on this album. RigRocker told me that the album to get, though was 2001's Southern Rock Opera, and he was right about that. I feel like I'll have more to say about that in a seperate post at some point.