ATO Records will reissue the Drive-By Truckersâ€™ Alabama Ass Whuppinâ€™ on September 10, 2013. Alabama Ass Whuppinâ€™ is the bandâ€™s third album. Originally released in 2000, the record has been out of print for years. The album has been re-mastered and includes updated artwork by Wes Freed. This will also be the first time the album has been available on vinyl.
Alabama Ass Whuppinâ€™ documents a specific time for the band. Recorded from March 1999 through August of 2000 in clubs across the southeast including Tasty Word, The High Hat, The Star Bar, The Caledonia Lounge and the 40 Watt.
â€œThis was our third album and the connecting thread between our earlier work and the band that we went on to become later. Itâ€™s a documentation of a period in time that I wouldnâ€™t go back to for all the money in the world, but Iâ€™m proud of the shows that we played and the songs that we wrote, â€œ says Patterson Hood.
The band is currently in the studio in Athens, GA recording their 12th record. ATO Records will release the record early 2014.
1. Â Why Henry Drinks
2. Â Lookout Mountain
3. Â The Living Bubba
4. Â Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus)
5. Â Don’t Be in Love Without Me
6. Â 18 Wheels of Love
7. Â The Avon Lady
8. Â Margo and Harold
9. Â (Alabama Ass Whuppinâ€™) Banter
10. Â Buttholeville
11. Â People Who Died
12. Â Love Like This