Sunday, April 13, 2014

Drive-by Truckers @ 15th Street Tavern, Denver CO 2002-10-17

Man the 15th Street Tavern was a great place to see a show back in the day.  At the end of the 90's and into the early 00s it was "the" place to see up and coming bands in Denver.  I saw tons and tons of great bands there.  Including these guys, The Drive-by Truckers on their tour for Southern Rock Opera.  They play a bunch of choice cuts from that album and some songs that later ended up on other albums this night.  And some rare gems like TVA.  Looking back this was an amazing setlist.

I got to thinking about this show recently as I have really gotten back into the DBTs recently with their amazing new release English Oceans.  I wouldn't have hesitated to say that they were one of my very favorite bands back in 2002.  Over the years they have always had quality output but like a lot of bands that go on this long there is bound to be years where the spark just isn't there. I didn't even really have very high hopes for English Oceans until I heard Cooley had written a bunch of the songs.  They are back with a spark and a fire that I think has been missing on the last couple releases.  I predict that it will be on a lot of top 10 lists at the end of 2014

Next weekend they will be playing at a much bigger venue then the 15th Street Tavern.  They have ascended to the 3000+ capacity Fillmore.  I'm bummed that I'm not going to be able to make that one.  There are at least 4 other shows going on that night in Denver that I want to see.  So tough decisions need to be made.
I am going to try to catch their instore at Twist and Shout records on the afternoon of their show here.  That will probably be as close as I'm going to get to seeing these guys in a small environment an time soon.


Drive-by Truckers

15th Street Tavern
Denver, CO

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (111:39.64)

01 Living Bubba
02 Do It Yourself
03 Ronnie And Neil
04 72 (This Highway's Mean)
05 Don't Be In Love Around Me
06 - Denver Kicks Boulders Ass -
07 Separation Day
08 Dead Drunk And Naked
09 Guitar Man Upstairs
10 Bulldozers And Dirt
11 The Deeper In
12 The Sinkhole
13 Marry Me
14 Zip City
15 Let There Be Rock
16 - encore break -
17 Buttholeville
18 TVA
19 Uncle Frank
20 Your Daddy Hates Me
21 People Who Died

Patterson Hood
Jason Isbell
Mike Cooley
Brad Morgan
Earl Hicks