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Published: 2008/03/27

The Truckers Remember People Who Died

Rising Athens, GA-bred rockers The Whigs are currently on tour with Athens-based heroes Drive-By Truckers. The two groups appear to have bonded while on the road and, both last night at New Yorks Terminal 5 and Tuesday night at New Haven, CTs Toads Place, the Truckers invited Whigs guitarist Parker Gispert onstage at the end of their extended encore. Gispert played Patterson Hoods guitar on the final song each night, a cover of The Jim Carroll Bands People Who Died, while Hood poured whisky down the young singers throat. Though People Who Died first appeared on the 1980 album Catholic Boy, the punk-rock song reached its widest audience after being featured in the 1995s The Basketball Diaries, a film based on Carrolls autobiography. The Whigs will support the Drive-By Truckers at Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore this evening.

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