Athens, GA – 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.
“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.
Pre-orders for the record will be available later this week at: http://www.drivebytruckers.com and itunes.
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
11. People Who Died
12. Love Like This
For more information contact: Traci Thomas 615.664.1167 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I hope The Drive-By Truckers focus on this album during their upcoming tour - 18 Wheels of Love and Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus) are always a concert favorite.