Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood has waited long enough for his second solo album to be heard. Shelved for more than four years, Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs) was finally released this month. His Drive-By bandmates help fill out the tunes along with some guests, including Hood’s father, bassist David Hood. The Athens, Ga., product claims the album is some 15 years in the making, having initially written and recorded many of the songs on cassette tapes in 1994. Hood’s gritty, abrasive vocals ring out over twangy, Wilco-ish electric guitars on “I Understand Now.”
“I Understand Now” (download):
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Great song from a great songwriter! Patterson and all the Truckers deserve everything that can be given to them. Top shelf music from top shelf people. If all bands treated their fans like the truckers,we’d have a lot less pirating and low quality musical outlets. They keep it personal!