Go-Go Boots

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Everybody Needs Love
The moon beams we can dream on, when the working day is done And the stars we can wish upon, at the setting of the sun The sunsets we could cry over,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. A song band and proud, they turn down the boogie so we're sure to get the lyrics, which except for the two Eddie Hintons are laid out as well in a booklet so handsome the habitual downloader may want one for himself (or herself, I wish).
  2. Mar 4, 2011
    83
    The 14-track set's distinguishing characteristic is a soul flavor of the Muscle Shoals variety, a smooth fit given the role of frontman Patterson Hood's father, David Hood, in that community as well as DBT's own work with Bettye LaVette and Booker T. Jones.
  3. Feb 11, 2011
    80
    After nine albums, it's easy enough to get a handle on Drive-By Truckers: expect songs about lives turned sour; expect music that shuffles around the Deep South, incorporating elements of country, rock and southern soul.
  4. Take the strong songwriting, add the excellent production by David Barbe, and the tight and first rate playing, and you've got an album that truly showcases just how skilled and versatile the band is.
  5. Feb 15, 2011
    75
    Patterson Hood's plaintive growl couldn't suit his songs better, and Mike Cooley adds a plainspoken twang.
  6. Feb 16, 2011
    70
    It's a slight shift from DBT's usual muscular alt-country, but the rest is familiar: great storytelling.
  7. Feb 14, 2011
    40
    Go-Go Boots aims for a soulful, introspective vibe, but it ends up as the dullest album in the Truckers's catalogue.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. Feb 16, 2012
    9
    A real change of pace album for DBT. I was worried at first but after sitting down and really digging into the album I found myself reallyA real change of pace album for DBT. I was worried at first but after sitting down and really digging into the album I found myself really enjoying Go-Go Boots. It's a refreshing change of pace that I enjoyed and to me it sounds like DBT really enjoyed making the album. A must buy for DBT fans. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2011
    9
    To my mind, this album rates just a notch below their finest, Decoration Day and Dirty South. I think that at this stage, the slower pacedTo my mind, this album rates just a notch below their finest, Decoration Day and Dirty South. I think that at this stage, the slower paced country and/or blues tinged numbers suit them best, where you can really make out how well they play off one other instrumentally. also, I think Shonna Tucker's singing has improved, and they are beginning to sort out what works best with her in the band. Both of her contributions here are strong. Cooley's country songs on this album have a kind of wistful energy, and his usual great phrase turning shows up on "Cartoon Gold" and "The Weakest Man". And Patterson has his slow burn going throughout the album, from the "murder ballads" to tales of desperation. But he also lets loose on some really great soulful numbers, including the album closer, which has a great Stones in the early 70s feel to it. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    9
    This is actually my favorite album ever by them. I have been a diehard DBTs fan for about 10 years and seen them more times than I can countThis is actually my favorite album ever by them. I have been a diehard DBTs fan for about 10 years and seen them more times than I can count over the years as well. That being said I feel this is Patterson's finest hour lyrically and how his voice sounds on many of the songs such as Mercy Buckets, Used To Be a Cop and Everybody Needs Love. I have always been a Cooley guy over the years and still am overall. I feel his contributions are very solid due to the fact they are all three mellow and more country sounding. It is good the two lead vocalists are even throughout this album. It is an absolute crime shrimp is too much of a poser music fan to like these guys. Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2016
    8
    This album has grown on me exponentially in the last few weeks. I've always liked it from the beginning, but I put it in the category thatThis album has grown on me exponentially in the last few weeks. I've always liked it from the beginning, but I put it in the category that most fans and critics out as "a low point after BTCD". I love this record. "I Do Believe" hits home hard since my second mother passed a few years ago. She hated the song and for a good enough reason, I realize now. As a whole, it's just long enough to give you space and not overwhelm you with another "long DBT record". 66 some odd minute is a lot for most people, but to me is regular time. Kind of short actually. But it's enjoyable for sure. "Used to Be a Cop" is primo Patterson, and "Cartoon Gold" is as good as good gets. On the other hand, the covers we unnecessary and honestly unwanted. The mix on the both of those are, frankly, unlistenable. I would almost rather the album go with 12 versus the 14 track listing. But honestly, I'm a huge fan.

    Key Tracks:
    "Cartoon Gold"
    "Dancin' Ricky"
    "Used to Be a Cop"
    "The Thanksgiving Filter"
    "Pulaski"
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  5. Mar 9, 2011
    4
    As a big fan of all things Trucker's, I was really dissapointed with this outing. I wasn't surprised to find out most of these songs wereAs a big fan of all things Trucker's, I was really dissapointed with this outing. I wasn't surprised to find out most of these songs were done around the same time as The Big To-Do. I'm assuming these didn't make the original cut. I can see why. Used To Be A Cop is a standout, but the rest are mediocre at best. After so many really great albums, I didn't think they were capable of a dud. Sadly I was wrong. Expand