Thursday, February 24, 2011


If you've been reading No Expiration for a while, you know I'm a huge fan of The Drive-By Truckers. So I was really excited to see the doc about the band, The Secret To A Happy Ending (it's a quote from one of my favorite Truckers songs, "A World Of Hurt").

It goes into the story of frontman Patterson Hood and his father, David Hood, who played bass at Muscle Shoals studio, playing for the likes of The Staple Singers and Otis Redding. Hood and Mike Cooley's relationship gets a lot of time, including their former band, Adam's House Cat. It also goes into, but without much detail (appropriately) former guitarist/singer Jason Isbell and bassist/singer Shonna Tucker's divorce. It also looks at why the band have connected in such a strong way with fans (I feel like they are one of very few bands that have connected in a really strong way in the past decade or so).

The DBTs seem to be coming into their own now, and they seem to be getting new fans every year.  This is a great film to watch to learn about them, whether you've been a long time fan or you're just starting out.

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