Athens, Ga. band Drive By Truckers may be in the studio at work on their 14th full-length album,but fortunately fans won’t have to wait until its 2014 release to support the Southern rock band. Their third full-length, Alabama Ass Whuppin’, is set for re-issue later this month and will be available on vinyl for the first time ever. The release will also include new artwork by Wes Freed and was newly remastered by Greg Calbi from the original master tapes.
“Every time we’d return home to Athens, we’d play a show and our friend and producer Earl Hicks would record us on his mobile recorder,” said Hood of the original recording process. “David Barbe mixed it and we called it Alabama Ass Whuppin’.”
Now fans can own this iconic album on vinyl and listen to it louder and clearer than ever before.
“This was our third album and the connecting thread between our earlier work and the band that we went on to become later,” said Patterson Hood. “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.”
Listen to the re-issue in its entirety below. Alabama Ass Whuppin’ is set for release on Sept. 10 via ATO Records.
Drive-By Truckers Tour Dates
28 - State Line, Nev. @ Hurrahs
5 - Mobile, Ala. @ Bayfest
6 - Greenville, Miss. @ Mighty Mississippi Music Festival
19 - Live Oak, Fla. @ Magnolia Music Festival
30 - Debuque, Iowa @ Diamond Jo Casino
31 - Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theater
1 - Detroit, Mich. @ Royal Oak
2 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix
3 -Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
5 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ TLA
6 - Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music
7 - Bloomington, Ind.@ Bluebird
8 - Covington, Ky. @ Madison Theater
9 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
10 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom