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Customer Reviews

Politics & Protest Songs

Not something brandy new folks....protest songs have been around forever! Can't wait for the full release....

Wonderful, thoughtful album

I've been soaking in American Band since NPR's First Listen posted the album yesterday. It's a great piece of work. The Truckers always infuse their music with heart, soul, and unique story-telling; American Band includes a hefty dose of conscience. "What it Means" might be one of the most important and heart-breaking songs from DBT to date, although "Baggage" and its portrayal of depression and suicide is also incredibly moving. In fact this may be the first time the Patterson songs make me want to cry more than the Cooley songs! Anyway, it's wonderful and gets better the more you get to know each song. I'll be driving to BC to see these guys next week and can't wait to have this album fill my head the whole 12 hours. And to the people who say this album sucked (without having listened to it) because they don't agree with the political ethos of DBT which was VERY obvious.... you have fun with all that impotent rage.

Ignorant People

I am a huge fan of DBT. I have been to several shows and met great people. I have also met idiots like Bones and 77’s Fan. It’s a mixed crowd, which is why DBT is so awesome. They are intelligent musicians making music that fits the times we live in. It can’t always be about you dating your sister Bones!


Formed: 1996 in Athens, GA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Boasting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s. Led by frontman Patterson Hood and featuring a rotating cast of Georgia and Alabama natives, the band celebrated the South while refusing to paint over its spotty past. History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Truckers catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy...
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