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The Drams
Origin United States
Genres Alt-country
Years active 1994–2005; 2005—
Labels Doolittle Records, New West Records
Associated acts The Drams
Members Brent Best, Jess Barr, Tony Harper, Brian Lane (Slobberbone), Keith Killoren (Drams), Chad Stockslager (Drams)

Slobberbone is an American alt-country band from Denton, Texas that formed in 1994. Slobberbone toured across the United States many times. The best-known line-up consisted of Brent Best (guitar, vocals), Jess Barr (lead guitar), Brian Lane (bassist), and drummer Tony Harper, although their lineup changed over the years. In early 2005 the band called it quits and played a series of shows for their final farewell tour. In 2009, the band (with the 2005 lineup) reunited for a series of shows. At the end of 2009, the reformed band announced that they plan on recording a new album in 2010 before going out on another tour. In May 2011, the band's drummer posted a blog entry stating that the planned mini-tour and merchandise sales would help provide the necessary funding for the band's long-anticipated album. [1]

Outside of the United States, the band is in particular popular in The Netherlands where Slobberbone has toured intensively in the main clubs and on festivals.

In 2005 most of the band's members reformed as The Drams.


Stephen King mentioned the band's song "Gimme Back My Dog" in his novel Black House. He also listed the song as one of the top three greatest rock and roll songs ever in his column in Entertainment Weekly.[1] Although never publicly confirmed, the album 'Slippage' could very well be Slobberbone's nod to King. The word 'Slippage' is an important term in "Black House.'

Drive-By Truckers front man Patterson Hood sang on the Slobberbone song "Lazy Guy".


  • 1994 Crow Pot Pie (self-released) this contains different songs than the Doolittle release
    re-released in 1996 (Doolittle)
  • 1997 Limited Edition EP (Doolittle)
  • 1997 Barrel Chested (Doolittle)
  • 1998 Your Excuse (Doolittle)
  • 2000 Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today (New West)
  • 2002 Slippage (New West)

Brent Best solo[edit]

  • 2015 Your Dog, Champ (Last Chance Records)


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