Southern Rock Opera (CD) ~ Drive-By Truckers (Artist) Cover Art

Greenville To Baton Rouge

By: Drive-By Truckers

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Drive-By Truckers Artist Snapshot:

Despite tongue-in-cheek album titles like SOUTHERN ROCK OPERA and GANGSTABILLY, Athens, Georgia's Drive-by Truckers take their Lynyrd Skynyrd very seriously, as well as their Neil Young and their Replacements. Redneck rock for the 2000s liberal indie-rock crowd, DBTs play straight-up, heartfelt classic rock with a genuine love for the music. Although their lyrics often contain doses of wry humor, it's never at Dixie's expense.

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MP3 Downloads Album                  CD Universe Album
DISC 1 for Southern Rock Opera Album By Drive-By Truckers iTunes CD Universe
1   Days Of Graduation Buy Buy  
2   Ronnie And Neil Buy Buy  
3   72 (This Highway's Mean) Buy Buy  
4   Dead, Drunk And Naked Buy Buy  
5   Guitar Man Upstairs Buy Buy  
6   Birmingham Buy Buy  
7   The Southern Thing Buy Buy  
8   Three Great Alabama Icons Buy Buy  
9   Wallace Buy Buy  
10   Zip City Buy Buy  
11   Moved Buy Buy  
DISC 2 for Southern Rock Opera Album By Drive-By Truckers iTunes CD Universe
1   Let There Be Rock Buy Buy  
2   Road Cases Buy Buy  
3   Women Without Whiskey Buy Buy  
4   Plastic Flowers On The Highway Buy Buy  
5   Cassie's Brother Buy Buy  
6   Life In The Factory Buy Buy  
7   Shut Up And Get On The Plane Buy Buy  
8   Greenville To Baton Rouge Buy Buy  
9   Angels And Fuselage Buy Buy  

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Album Description

A southern rock opera about growing up in the south in the 70's, the rise and fall of arena rock, the mythology surrounding the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and common misconceptions about the south.

Product Notes

You don't need a bottle of Jack or even a trace of Southern lineage to appreciate the genius of Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera. Without a hint of irony, the Athens, Georgia, quintet creates a fast-driving, hard-living tribute to the indelible music and legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Like any good concept album, there's a modicum of plot and a theme to these 20 songs (loosely based around the rise and fall of fictitious Southern rock band Betamax Guillotine), but the best tracks make you forget the story line altogether: "Birmingham," "Zip City," and "Let There Be Rock." The "opera" aspects bog things down a bit--you probably only need to hear the spoken-word track "The Three Great Alabama Icons" once--but the overall concept still comes off without a hitch. The lyrics are great, the trio of electric guitars is blessed with raw production, and the tunes--though lacking the pop sensibility of, say, "Gimme Three Steps"--will have you cranking up the album for your friends. And, after a few spins of Southern Rock Opera, you might even find yourself digging out those old Skynyrd LPs to hear the real thing again. --Jason Verlinde

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