Dumptruck - Live at the Metro, Chicago, IL (11/20/87) Part 1
Dumptruck - Live at the Metro, Chicago, IL (11/20/87) Part 2
Guitars. That's all we need. Soothe our broken hearts. Mend our failing minds. Prop our tired elbows. Tie our neglected laces. Just throw in some achingly sweet low-key melodies and kinda off-key vocals, madly enigmatic lyrics, a country-twang or two and you got yourself Dumptruck.
Never got to see these boys live, a real shame. But I listened the hell outta my tape of For the Country with D is for Dumptruck on the flip side.
If any song titles are wrong, it's as usual all my fault. I haven't talked about that yet, but quite often in the bootleg trading/collecting world you get handfuls of shows that you've got less than nothing on. I've got dozens of "Unknown venue/Unknown date" shows. And even if you know the where and when, the what can be pretty elusive. Some of these damn bands have the gall to sing songs with titles that reflect neither the lyrics nor the catchy choruses! What's a guy to do? Damn them. Dumptruck was one of those kind. Hours of work, no joke, trying to identify the songs through intensive lyrical correspondence techniques developed by the secret Tibetan Third Eye Satellite Tracking Corps (Quincy Division) during the Fourth World War in the 70s. And the help of Seth Tiven of Dumptruck, who gave me a setlist for this years ago but which precious thing I have lost. He also gave me another show just as good as this one that I'll post someday.
Meantime, we can all feel lucky because those precious Dumptruck albums have been remastered and re-released! So, shit!