Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bubba lived

This is one of Patterson Hood's "story songs" about a real person, Atlanta musician Greg "Bubba" Smalley, who didn't wear a rubber once, got AIDS, and responded by playing a show every night for the next year and a half until he dropped dead on stage.

This is "The Living Bubba", from the Drive By Truckers' first album, Gangstabilly. By and large not their best, but Patterson Hood considers this to be one of his best songs and almost always plays it during one of DBT's sets.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin

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