Monday, August 11, 2008

Drive-By Truckers Cross The Pond

Uncut editor Allan Jones raves about DBTs London gig at the Electric Ballroom on Camden High Street on August 4, 2008.
It takes them only a couple of numbers to get into a fearsome stride, the opening “Putting People On the Moon” giving quickly way to “Self- Destructive Zones”, a vintage Cooley romp, by which time they are on all fronts positively blazing. “The Man I Shot” – one of their angriest responses to the war in Iraq, and a highlight of Brighter Than Creation’s Dark - finds the chain-smoking Cooley again in the spotlight, wailing furiously like Neil Young at his most combustible before Hood weighs in with a terrific solo of his own, the pair of them combining again with incendiary consequences on roaring versions of “Where The Devil Don’t Say” and “Carl Perkins’ Cadillac”, before Shonna delivers an exquisitely-wrought “I’m Sorry Houston”.
It is easy to tell from his review that he was an avid fan of the band before the show, but his raving review makes me with I was there. If you check out the Comments that were left, you get the sense that the band is killing it over in the UK. Check out his full review here.

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