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Patterson Hood: Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance

Rob Hughes, Uncut, October 2012

Drive-By Trucker lifts the lid on his crisis years.

Seems like Patterson Hood's been dusting down old memories of late. His last solo LP, 2009's Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs), saw the Truckers leader revisit a turbulent period in his life from the mid-'90s. Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance peels the clock back a little further to around 1991, when the then 27-year-old had just left his Alabama hometown for Memphis in the wake of a messy divorce and the break-up of his pre-Truckers band, Adam's House Cat.

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