POTATO HOLE: Booker T, Drive-By Truckers & Neil Young Album
Booker T. Jones
As we blogged on last year's rumors, Booker T, The Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young have recorded a new album titled POTATO HOLE.
With backing from the Drive-By Truckers and guitar contributions from Neil Young on nine of the album’s ten tracks, POTATO HOLE is set for release on April 21, 2009.
Regarding The Drive-By Truckers, “Their three-guitar approach appealed to me,” Booker T told USA Today. Make that five, on occasion: Jones added guitar parts on some tracks, and Neil Young played throughout. “He adds that special thing that only he can do,” said Jones of Young's contributions.
"'It was a matter of finding people to help me interpret these ideas,' Jones told Billboard. 'In the public's mind, it's gonna be a new sound for me. In my mind it's not. I've loved rock for a long time. In the '60s I wrote a few songs for Otis Redding and Eddie Floyd that were rock songs, but it was too soon for us to be doing that kind of music.'"
From ANTI Label Blog, Potato Hole tracklisting:
01. Pound It Out
02. She Breaks
03. Hey Ya
04. Native New Yorker
06. Warped Sister
07. Get Behind The Mule
08. Reunion Time
09. Potato Hole
10. Space City
Thanks Tim M.!
More on the fascinating connections between the Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young.
And maybe this album will help finally put to rest one of the longest enduring myths in rock history.
UPDATE: MP3 of "Warped Sister" : New Song by Booker T. w/ Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young.