Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance


ATO Records


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Product No.:
AATO 21818
UPC: 880882181819
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Vinyl Record & CD

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram


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An all-new collection of songs from the Drive-By Truckers co-founder

180-gram LP pressed at Pallas in Germany

Includes lyrics and full album on CD

"Simply the best rock 'n' roll storyteller to emerge in the past 10 years." — The AV Club

"I think we made the most intimate and personal record of my career and I'm extremely proud of how it all turned out," says Patterson Hood. Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance is his third solo album, on ATO Records.

The record started as a book, based on Hood's turbulent experiences after moving to Memphis in 1992. "I was 27, my band broke up, I got divorced... my car got stolen, our band's truck got stripped and I fell in love. I fell out with my family (who I was very, very close to) and had my heart broken."

The book gradually morphed into an album: 12 songs, recorded in Hood's hometown of Athens, GA. According to Hood: "The songs begin in the period that the book was set in, but don't end there, as they really just were the impetus for writing about the life I am living now and contrasting it with the troubled times of two decades ago. Rolling Stone premiered the record's first single, "Come Back Little Star," on July 18th. The song is a gripping tribute to the late Athens singer-songwriter Vic Chestnutt, co-written by Kelly Hogan, who lends vocals to both "Come Back Little Star" and "After the Damage."

The album also features all of the current members of the Drive-By Truckers, as well as co-producer, bassist, and long-time Hood collaborator David Barbe, Centro-matic members Will Johnson and Scott Danbom, cellist Jacob Morris, and Hood's father, legendary Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood. 


1. Leaving Time
2. Disappear
3. Better Off Without
4. (untold pretties)
5. After The Damage
6. Better Than The Truth
7. Betty Ford
8. Depression Era
9. Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
10. Come Back Little Star
11. Fifteen Days ( Leaving Time Again)

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