A great concert is an occasion to tell stories that, as it unfolds, becomes a story unto itself. The members of Drive-By Truckers have been spinning tall and real tales since 1996, with the band’s core partnership of singers/songwriters/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood dating to nine years before that. A lifetime of crazy nights in clubs and serious days in the studio has yielded 10 studio albums and more than 2,000 set lists for this band, as well as the considerable distinction of having taken Southern rock into the future.
1. BBC Radio 6 Music – Vinyl Revival
Back in 2011, 6 Music broadcast Vinyl Revival – a month-long celebration of the format that saw rock critic Pete Paphides visit musicians who, much like him, are avid record collectors. A second series was aired in 2013, including this episode with former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, who talked to Paphides about releases by Talking Heads, The Cure and Kraftwerk.
There’s a vast difference between the sounds that Ringo Starr and Neil Peart gave their respective bands from behind the drum kit over the decades. Beyond that, the technology to record and shape percussion sounds has transformed into something artists in the 60s and even 70s probably never could have envisioned.
The Great Divide Between Digital and Classic Photography