Ok kids, it’s the holidays, and that means it’s time to for Old 97’s trivia. Quick, what are the only two Old 97’s songs on record which feature a horn section? Give up? It’s the same two songs which are the only Old 97’s Christmas songs on record: “Holly Jolly Christmas,” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” both recorded for a 1995 holiday compilation by several Dallas area bands, called Honkey-Tonk Holidays. Interestingly Rhett Miller revealed at a recent solo show that the producers of WB’s Roswell have also asked the band for permission to use “Holly Jolly Christmas” in an upcoming episode, so keep your eyes peeled.
Whereas over at the Showtime, you may recall, producers of the series Going To California, asked the band to come up with a theme song for their show. The result is a great little (1:20) number called “Lost Along The Way.” And now you can hear all three of these songs in the “unreleased singles, demo’s and outtakes” section of Hit By A Train’s “Sounds” page. Enjoy!