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Friday, January 16, 2009

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.

From Billboard:
"'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
05. Nan
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.


At 1/16/2009 07:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make it stop Neil! My bank account can't handle your productivity.

You slacker.


At 1/16/2009 09:55:00 PM, Blogger Greg McGarvey said...

Billboard: 'covers such as "Hey Ya"...'

The Outkast song?? As interpreted by Booker T/DBT/Neil Young?? If so, this could be bizarrely great.

At 1/16/2009 10:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Potatos! Can't wait.

At 1/16/2009 11:36:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

well, that explains where Neil got "Get Behind The Wheel" From...


At 1/17/2009 06:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuckin great news, The Drive By TRruckers are really incredible with theire southern soul-rock, Booker T is a legend and Neil is Neil. And a Tom Waits cover I guess, Get Behind The Mule, that's unbelievable. I'm waiting for you Potato Hole.

At 1/17/2009 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a bailout comin', but it's not for Neil fans in debt because of Potato Hole, Archives, Toast, SM, tix, t-shirts, blurays, etc.

Busted Flat in Baton Rouge

At 1/17/2009 11:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i forgot Fork in Rd, also

At 1/17/2009 07:07:00 PM, Blogger Slowpoke said...

Neil has got to be one of the busiest people in the biz!

At 1/17/2009 09:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know. Maybe i'm reading too much into things here but first Neil plays with legend Booker T.

Monday is Martin Luther King Day in honor of a great black man.

On Tues., the U.S. inaugartes the first man into the White House.

Must just be the moon and stars...

The days of Alabama's Southern man continues to wane.

At 2/04/2009 02:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Premiere: Booker T. With Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young: "Warped Sister" [Stream]

Listen to it now!

At 4/03/2009 03:27:00 AM, Blogger Judd said...

Just bought this at my local record shop in Sydney Australia. The whole thing is is such a nice thick soup of Bookers church chords and the DBTs doing there thing with wailing, succinct geetar solos from Ol' Neil. Booker T. is obviously inspired.

In the liner notes he says thanks to Neil for: " being like a race horse, unable to wait to get out of the gate, and for playing with so much heart and brilliance". Well said, Booker T...and spot on!

At 4/03/2009 03:30:00 AM, Blogger Judd said...

p.s. the cover of Tom Waits "Get Behind the Mule" is down home, down right, slow cooker & a show case for Booker's fingers.

At 10/21/2011 05:45:00 AM, Anonymous brooklyn movers said...

The album has a lot of good feedback. It has some cool music.


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