Drive By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation’s Dark

Not since the Eagles soared across the album charts have we had a band that epitomises the genre known to me as “Amercina”. Come to think of it, do Americans refer to it as Americana? or do they just call it Southern Rock or Alternative Country? Anyway, “Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife” has a plucking banjo, distant slide guitar and slow steady rhythm that sets a strong standard that is upheld throughout 4 sides of vinyl or a single CD. The lyrics represent my stereotypical view of the religious southern man but are still intelligent enough to provide a suitable retort to Neil Young’s “Southern Man” on behalf of Skynyrd.