Drive-By Truckers Prep Career-Spanning Live Album


Loads of crowd pleasers alongside the proverbial “deep cuts”…

By Blurt Staff

It’s Great to Be Alive is the name, and marking their 20th anniversary as a group is the game: that would be the Drive-By Truckers and their upcoming live album boasting no less than 35 songs recorded over the course of last November’s 3-night residency at San Fran’s storied Fillmore. It’s due October 30 and, as Rolling Stone reports, will come in both deluxe and single-record versions.
Advises RS: “It’s so much more rewarding and fun to do it this way,” Hood once told Rolling Stone of his band’s insistence on keeping live shows spontaneous. “When you go by a strict set list, you’ll start playing the same one every night whether you want to or not. We don’t have any one or two songs that we’re known for. It’s just this sprawling catalog that we can pick and choose from.”

Below, check out one of those “deep cuts” that actually predates the Truckers, a track called “Runaway Train” that Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley originally did with their band Adam’s House Cat. The Truckers did it a couple of years ago in Athens at the 40 Watt Club.

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