And perhaps it should have stayed unreleased.
I don’t know, man. You can hear it streaming for yourself at the end of this post.
Me? I keep listening to this long lost, never-before-heard “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott tune — called “Whiskey Road” — and I can’t help but think maybe it shouldn’t have been unleashed.
Don’t get me wrong: the guitars at the end of the track are fucking dope. But Dime’s voice is pretty unlistenable, and the rhythm section annoys me.
Dime played every instrument on the track, it seems.
But, let’s be honest, folks — the song isn’t great.
It was recorded in 2001, during the last leg of Pantera’s “Reinventing The Steel” tour in the U.S.
Dime could have released it himself; he had four years there where he didn’t. Maybe he never would have. Maybe it wasn’t ready for us to hear. Had he not been murdered, perhaps Dime would have put out a solo album, and maybe he would have tweaked this version before releasing that record.
All I know is, the song doesn’t add anything to Dime’s legacy. If anything, the track removes a little of the sheen from that legacy.
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