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“Stay Out the Way of the Southern Thing”: The Drive-By Truckers' Southern Gothic Soundscape

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A systematic analysis of the band's studio albums reveals that the Drive-By Truckers have extracted a small but versatile collection of musical topoi drawn primarily from 1970s southern and hard rock. Yet the Drive-By Truckers are not simply southern rock revivalists or a cover band; rather, they employ specific compositional and performance practices that deform and distort the sounds of their rock predecessors. Like its literary counterparts, therefore, this musical southern gothicism cobbles together and comments upon archetypal texts—in this case, the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers Band, and others—to problematize the state of working-class whiteness in the contemporary American South.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2013

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