Song of the Week

EHSDA Song of the Week: Tornadoes

According to the National Weather Service, peak tornado season is March through June, with 70% of all tornadoes occurring during this time period. This week, we feature “Tornadoes,” a 2004 song by Drive-By Truckers that details how a tornado hit the hometown of singer Patterson Hood.

Specifically, the song describes how Hood’s former band, Adam’s House Cat, was set to play a show in Hood’s hometown of Florence, Alabama. But the event was derailed after the town was struck by the aforementioned tornado, which one eyewitness said sounded like a train.

Adam’s House Cat never played another show, but Hood and bandmate Mike Cooley eventually formed Drive-By Truckers in 1996, reinventing Southern rock and forging a successful career that continues to this day.

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