One and Only "Lost" Album From Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood's Pre-Drive By Truckers Band, Available For the First Time!
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Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers formed Adam's House Cat in Muscles Shoals, Alabama in 1985. Their songs and friendship became the foundation on which Drive-By Truckers was built. Town Burned Down, their one and only "lost" album from 1990 was remixed by David Barbe, mastered by Greg Calbi and is now available for the first time with archival photos and extensive liner notes from Hood. It can at last be properly heard the way Adam's House Cat always wanted it to be heard, its raw soul and boisterous enthusiasm already hinting at what was yet to come.
Songs like "Runaway Train" and "Cemeteries" display dark edges that surely must've intimated audiences in their time but now sound startlingly heartfelt and full of fiery joy, energized by drummer Chuck Tremblay and bassist John Cahoon's versatile, dynamic backing and of course, the ever-present, undeniable chemistry between Hood and Cooley.
"Finally releasing Town Burned Down brings a sort of closure to one of the saddest and most important chapters of mine and Cooley's lives," writes Hood in the album's detailed liner notes. "The years we spent pounding out these songs made us the people and artists that we have later become but we carried with us a darkness from never having been able to get the album out. The sound of these songs blasting out of the control room after all of these years while Cooley, Chuck and I grinned from ear to ear has truly been one of the most joyous events of my entire life. Songs from literally half of my life ago that somehow still seem vital to me all of these years later."