Saturday, April 7, 2007

"That's a bummer man" Part II

Bummer news from the world of the Drive-By Truckers. Jason Isbell, one of the three-headed guitar attack, is out of the band. Jason posted the first news on his myspace page last night and Patterson confirmed it with an email to the DBT mailing list.

Mixed emotions about it. Isbell was the best guitar player of the bunch, but his songwriting style, which leaned a little more poppy, was my least favorite. On a positive note though, John Neff, pedal steel extraordinaire, will step in full time. Patterson and the Stroker Ace are adequate guitar players and with Neff on board, they should be fine and perhaps return a little to their alt-country roots.

Neff spent previous time with the band and helped record Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance. The two songs below are from those albums and might give us an idea of the sound we'll hear.

DBT: The Night GG Allin Came to Town

DBT: Steve McQueen



gerdon said...

That is quite a change of events. I always enjoyed the pedal steel though, so it should be good. I wish I could get down to see them play at Stagecoach - its such so much damn money.

teakettle said...

Yeah. It's a bummer. I was quite stunned.

I certainly wouldn't mind a bit of a step stylistically toward Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance. And, I do look forward to more Cooley songs. But, I'll certainly miss Isbell.