Archive for June, 2006

Hi everybody

June 8, 2006

Break-Up EP“Hi everybody.” Though I haven’t seen The Break-Up yet, I hear Murry gets to offer that patented welcome to a 97’s show, and that the guys kick out the jams on “Timebomb,” “Salome,” and “Melt Show.” To commemorate the occasion New West has released a four-song Old 97’s EP on iTunes, Old 97’s Live EP. The sampler includes the guys’ three Break-Up tracks plus “Ivy,” a.k.a., “Ivy’s Got A Boyfriend (Problem),” which is a rarely heard chestnut from the band’s earliest days. Check it out!

Also, for at least the past two years, the question most frequently answered with the word “no” here at Hit By A Train, has been “Can I get Old 97’s ringtones?” That looks like it’s about to change, as New West will likely be releasing some 97’s ringtones in the near future. Stay tuned for details and check back soon for more!

OK y’all, you may remember that the 97’s went up to Chicago to film a bit in a movie a few months back, wherein as part of the plot, the principals go to an Old 97’s show. Proof positive that whatever else the critics might say of the characters, they have undeniable good taste. The movie is of course The Break-Up with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, and it opens this weekend. Ken and Philip headed out Murry-way to El Lay a few days back for the red carpet premier, and Ken reports, “It was funny. Our scene is excellent.”

Hit By A TrainAnd don’t forget that the Old 97’s compilation, Hit By A Train: The Best of Old 97’s drops into stores on June 20, but you can pre-order it toady from at the link above!

And in keeping with our story last week on Rhett’s desert island discs, he’s got a couple of recommendations over at Amazon with some other overlooked yet terrific Albums You Should Hear.

Finally, the 97’s will be appearing on Fearless Music TV this weekend. Based in New York, the program airs Saturday nights at 1am on Fox 5 in NYC. If you’re not in The Apple, check out the time and channel listing for other stations on Fearless Music website at