Drive-by Truckers – Rockpalast – TV Broadcast RIP

Updated links  Dec 2013

Have being enjoying the latest offering from the mighty Drive-by Truckers “The Fine Print” , a collection of rarities, covers and alternate versions that will be the band’s final release on New West, it doesn’t sound like it should – it somehow manages to remain a pretty cohesive record despite the disparate origin of it parts, the highlights for me, a stellar version of Uncle Frank , the brilliant “George Jones Takin’ Cell Phone Blues” and “TVA”. Some of the tracks got me going on a little DBT nostalgia trip, Uncle Frank particulary, which a favourite DBT track of mine from the earlier albums, DBT played this song and seven other “classic” tracks when they appeared on German TV’s Rockpalast show back in Dec 2003 in Köln, here’s the audio rip from that show, must have been one of the last shows the band played before Shona Tucker joined on bass? The band line-up at that time was;

Patterson Hood – guitar, vocals
Mike Cooley – guitar, vocals
Jason Isbell – guitar, vocals
Earl Hicks – bass
Brad Morgan – drums


Drive-by Truckers – Lookout Mountain

Drive-by Truckers – Decoration Day

Drive-by Truckers – Sink Hole

Drive-by Truckers – Carl Perkins Cadillac

Drive-by Truckers – The Living Bubba

Drive-by Truckers – My Sweet Annette

Drive-by Truckers – Uncle Frank

Drive-by Truckers – People Who Died