Southern Rock Opera (Dig)

マーケットプレイス価格:¥ 930 (税込)

レーベル:Lost Highway
JAN:0008817030821 売上ランキング:音楽で287580位

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Disc : 1
  1. Days Of Graduation
  2. Ronnie and Neil
  3. 72 (this highway's mean)
  4. Dead, Drunk, And Naked
  5. Guitar Man Upstairs
  6. Birmingham
  7. The Southern Thing
  8. The Three Great Alabama Icons
  9. Wallace
  10. Zip City
  11. Moved
Disc : 2
  1. Let There Be Rock
  2. Road Cases
  3. Women Without Whiskey
  4. Plastic Flowers On The Highway
  5. Cassie's Brother
  6. Life In The Factory
  7. Shut Up And Get On The Plane
  8. Greenville To Baton Rouge
  9. Angels And Fuselage
You don't need a bottle of Jack or even a trace of Southern lineage to appreciate the genius of Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera. Without a hint of irony, the Athens, Georgia, quintet creates a fast-driving, hard-living tribute to the indelible music and legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Like any good concept album, there's a modicum of plot and a theme to these 20 songs (loosely based around the rise and fall of fictitious Southern rock band Betamax Guillotine), but the best tracks make you forget the story line altogether: "Birmingham," "Zip City," and "Let There Be Rock." The "opera" aspects bog things down a bit--you probably only need to hear the spoken-word track "The Three Great Alabama Icons" once--but the overall concept still comes off without a hitch. The lyrics are great, the trio of electric guitars is blessed with raw production, and the tunes--though lacking the pop sensibility of, say, "Gimme Three Steps"--will have you cranking up the album for your friends. And, after a few spins of Southern Rock Opera, you might even find yourself digging out those old Skynyrd LPs to hear the real thing again. --Jason Verlinde