September 30, 2014 – 5:04 am

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Charlotte 2004 [no label, 3CD]

Live at the Visulite Theater, Charlotte, NC; July 29, 2004. Very good soundboard.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s. Led by frontman Patterson Hood and featuring a rotating cast of Georgia and Alabama natives, the band celebrated the South while refusing to paint over its spotty past. History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Truckers catalog. -

Drive-By Truckers don’t owe us shit. They’ve never made a bad or even a mediocre album in their two decades, even though they’ve given themselves many opportunities to do so. And considering their occasionally acrimonious lineup changes and bold conceptual gambits, they’d have many valid excuses if that fate were to come to pass. -

By many fans’ reckoning, one of the best live shows by the group that’s circulating.

Thanks to Taper Roy for recording, mastering and transfer; and to gordon for sharing this show at

Picture posted at musicartvcl.blogspot - Thanks!

source: SBD + AKG c2000 > MP2 > DA P-1
transfer: Sony R300 > Behringer SP8024 Dig. Eq.> BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer> RNC 1773 Compressor> ART DI/O Dig. Converter> Tascam CDRW4U > EAC > Flac Frontend [level 8]

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Disc 1
Track 101. Where The Devil Don’t Stay 5:34 (9.3MB)
Track 102. Sinkhole 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 103. Decoration Day 6:40 (11.2MB)
Track 104. (Something’s Got to) Give Pretty Soon 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 105. Careless 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 106. Sounds Better In The Song 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 107. Daddy’s Cup 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 108. Lookout Mountain 5:20 (9.0MB)
Track 109. Goddamn Lonely Love 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 110. The Day John Henry Died 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 111. Sweet Annette 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 112. Demonic Possession 7:06 (11.9MB)
59 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Marry Me 6:05 (10.2MB)
Track 202. Carl Perkins Cadillac 5:46 (9.7MB)
Track 203. Dead Drunk and Naked 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 204. Guitar Man Upstairs 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 205. Never Gonna Change 5:48 (9.7MB)
Track 206. The Boys From Alabama 8:01 (9.7MB)
Track 207. Cotton Seed 7:47 (13.1MB)
Track 208. Outfit 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 209. Women Without Whiskey 4:51 (8.1MB)
Track 210. Let There Be Rock 6:48 (11.4MB)
Track 211. Crowd 0:16 (440k)
61 mins

Disc 3 (encore)
Track 301. Wrong For All These Years 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 302. Zip City 6:37 (11.1MB)
Track 303. Play It All Night Long 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 304. Plastic Flowers On The Highway 6:07 (10.3MB)
Track 305. Buttholeville 9:13 (15.5MB)
Track 306. Sandwiches For The Road 8:05 (13.6MB)
Track 307. Putting People On the Moon 6:12 (10.4MB)
48 mins

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  1. 14 Responses to “DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - CHARLOTTE 2004”

  2. halla friggin` loo yah!!!!!

    By dropkick sarge on Sep 30, 2014

  3. Drive-By Truckers don’t owe us shit. They’ve never made a bad or even a mediocre album in their two decades,

    truer words never spoken!!! thanks so much!!!!

    By dropkick sarge on Sep 30, 2014

  4. Zevon’s Play It All Night Long! What an inspired choice for these guys.

    By Bill on Sep 30, 2014

  5. Thank’s big O !! Love these boys !!

    By Grunt on Sep 30, 2014

  6. great band! thanks bigO!

    By barth on Sep 30, 2014

  7. This is a GREAT soundboard recording.
    The flac version is available at

    By SW on Sep 30, 2014

  8. Saw them live in Portland, Maine during their English Oceans tour. Great band. Spoke with Patterson Hood outside the venue. Thanks for putting this out and all the other music too!

    By Mackster on Oct 1, 2014

  9. they actually recorded a version of play it all night long at the dirty south sessions. don’t know if it ever came out anywhere.

    By cutty on Oct 1, 2014

  10. My favorite band of the past decade. I’ve seen them over 10 times now and have never, ever seen them give anything less than a killer rocknroll show. If they swing by your neck of the woods, go see them. They are truly one of the all-time great bands.

    By Mike V on Oct 1, 2014

  11. great show by one of the best bands out there still touring.

    By sluggo on Oct 1, 2014

  12. Awesome show - thank you for posting it.
    In answer to Cutty’s question: Drive-by Truckers put their version of Play it all Night long on an album called “The fine Print” that contains all sorts of so far unpublished tracks and alternative tracks. Worth to get it and play it all night long.

    By Waterboy on Oct 2, 2014

  13. taper Roy did a great job capturing this show. Jason Izbell and the truckers were an incredible combination - the three-guitar salute they’d do is unmatched. How about a bit Shout-Out for for hosting this show since 2005 for online listening and FLAC download?

    By y 0 on Oct 4, 2014

  14. Thanks so much. First saw them in 2000 in support of their live album “Alabama Ass Whuppin’” while on vacation in Florida. Best drinkin’ band I ever saw. Caught the latest version in PHX last year. Just as much fun and got just as loaded. Be listening to this one with my sweetheart tonite with the help of a few Langunitas IPA’s and some Cabo Wabo Reposada. Yup!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Oct 8, 2014

  15. i walked from utica to north witcabee to see them when I was 11.
    850 miles all uphill.forgot my camera so I drew them.

    By marg uolo del crabbin on Oct 8, 2014

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