Drive-By Truckers Plan to Give You an Alabama Ass Whuppin’… Again!

Drive By Truckers

Yes, church lady, can I have another!

 By Bubba Blurt

 ATO Records will reissue the Drive-By Truckers’ Alabama Ass Whuppin’ on September 10, 2013. Alabama Ass Whuppin’ is the band’s third album. Originally released in 2000, the record has been out of print for years. The album has been re-mastered and includes updated artwork by Wes Freed. This will also be the first time the album has been available on vinyl.

  Alabama Ass Whuppin’ documents a specific time for the band. Recorded from March 1999 through August of 2000 in clubs across the southeast including Tasty Word, The High Hat, The Star Bar, The Caledonia Lounge and the 40 Watt. Among its iconic songs are “The Living Bubba” (watch the recent live clip, below) and “Buttholeville,” both longtime fan faves.

 “This was our third album and the connecting thread between our earlier work and the band that we went on to become later. It’s a documentation of a period in time that I wouldn’t go back to for all the money in the world, but I’m proud of the shows that we played and the songs that we wrote, “ says Patterson Hood.

 The band is currently in the studio in Athens, GA recording their 12th record. ATO Records will release the record early 2014.

1.        Why Henry Drinks

2.         Lookout Mountain

3.         The Living Bubba

4.         Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus)

5.         Don’t Be in Love Without Me

6.         18 Wheels of Love

7.         The Avon Lady

8.         Margo and Harold

9.         (Alabama Ass Whuppin’) Banter

10.       Buttholeville

11.       Steve McQueen

12.       People Who Died

13.       Love Like This

Tour dates:


Fri Aug 23     Athens, GA                Georgia Theater

Sat Aug 24    Athens, GA                Georgia Theater

Sat Sep 28    State Line, NV           Hurrahs

Sat Oct 05     Mobile, AL                  Bayfest

Sun Oct 06    Greenville, MS          Mighty Mississippi Music Festival

Sat Oct 19     Live Oak, FL              Magnolia Music Festival

Wed Oct 30   Debuque, IA              Diamond Jo Casino

Thu Oct 31    Chicago, IL                Vic Theater

Fri Nov 01     Detroit, MI                  Royal Oak

Sat Nov 02    Toronto, ON              Phoenix

Sun Nov 03   Buffalo, NY                Town Ballroom

Tue Nov 05   Philadelphia, PA       TLA

Wed Nov 06  Columbus, OH           Newport Music

Thu Nov 07   Bloomington, IN         Bluebird

Fri Nov 08     Covington, KY            Madison Theater

Sat Nov 09   Memphis, TN               Minglewood Hall

Sun Nov 10  Nashville, TN              Cannery Ballroom

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