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Killers & Stars [CD]

Patterson Hood Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: NEW WEST
  • ASIN: B00020HAO2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,697 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as some other DBT or PH albums 11 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is OK but not as good as "Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance" (PH Solo) or the latest DBT album "English Oceans". Some good tracks though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars killer album from DBT star 1 April 2011
By Gizmophobic VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
According to Patterson's customary informative sleeve notes this was recorded in 2001 in his living room. He describes it as a therapeutic exercise, or maybe the exorcism of personal demons which had overtaken him at the time, i.e. divorce, band arguments, financial problems etc. Ordinarily I'd run a mile from such a description. Who needs a rock star's self pitying introspection? Well you get none of that here. Just as Hood's band the Drive by truckers make a habit of turning potential cliche into alternatively barnstorming and wonderfully soulful Americana, this cd turns his personal trauma into a witty, humorous, and engaging solo album. Apparently never intended for general release Patterson got DBT producer to 'clean it up'. Sounds to me that this involved some overdubs of Hood's own guitar and vocal but we are left with a very clean and intimate sound. The songs are all, at the very least good quality,and though there are few that would contend for a DBT top twenty that's now a very high benchmark. If you are at all into this band then don't hesitate to add this one to your DBT must buy list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Low-Fi Masterpiece 12 April 2005
By Ouija - Published on
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Every once in awhile a singer or a band releases a diamond in the rough. That's the case with Patterson Hood's Killers & Stars. You might know Hood as the venerable leader of the very cool Drive By Truckers, one of the best bands out there today.

Hood recorded Killers in 2001 at his dining room table during a low point in his life personally and professionally. The band was in limbo and he was in the process of a divorce. The result is a CD that's low fi and dark, but brilliant nonetheless.

With the songs consisting just of Hood's voice and acoustic guitar, there's a certain rawness here. And that's a good thing, because Killer's songs are just that - raw. Hardship, uncertainty, frustration, melancholy and resignation are all in evidence.

The songs are all great, but I especially like Pay No Attention to Alice, a cover of a song written by country great Tom T. Hall about a friend of his whose wife was an alcoholic. And Frances Farmer is another great song. Farmer, of course, is the tragic actress that went off the deep end in the '40s. Back then they called it manic-depressive psychosis. Today the neat term for it is bipolar. Maybe Hood understood how Farmer must have felt when she was carted away to a nut house against her will and given shock treatment. Anyhow, that's a glammed up Farmer you see on the cover.

Enough about that. Buy this CD right now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars patterson hood's raw brilliance 11 May 2004
By scott neal - Published on
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this album is absolutely insanely beautiful. what a release like this could do for patterson's career and popularity is amazing...if it were to be heard by the masses.
these are the songs neil young wishes he wrote. the lo-fi sound and atmosphere is brilliant and i don't think that a slickly-produced version of this album would be nearly as captivating. this is a must buy for anyone who thinks he knows what real, heart-felt music is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm happy he released it 19 April 2005
By the heckler - Published on
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First of all, I admit that I don't own a single Drive By Truckers CD--something I plan on taking care of. I bought this CD on a whim after listening to clips of "Uncle Disney" and "Rising Son" and being very impressed. When I was able to listen to the complete CD, I immediatly fell in love.

This CD could have easily been cleaned up but, thankfully, it remains beautifully lo-fi and raw. From creaking chairs to string noise to the occasional off-key lyric, KILLERS AND STARS is a brutally honest recording even if you choose to ignore the intelligent songwriting. Hood's voice embodies each song like a backporch storyteller revealing more character with each note.

This is a real folk album done right. I wouldn't change a thing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars laid back 24 Mar 2006
By J. Parrish - Published on
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this is the first album that i bought by patterson hood. i am a very big fan of the acoustic guitar and this is a perfect example of how its supposed to be done. i also think that he has a great voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Years in the making... 12 Mar 2005
By H. Grosshans - Published on
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It took Patterson years to finally record and release this album...and while most musicians would succumb to the urge to "over-polish" older material, Patterson did not. The songs are raw and masterfully played as if all of those memories were fresh in his mind. Patterson is truly one of the greats, not only of his genre, but in all music.
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