Yearly Archives: 2012

16 Nov, 2012

Fans in Hot Places


Check out this great blog post from Afghanistan. Stay safe, Chicken.

Fans in Hot Places2012-11-16T10:51:28-05:00
13 Nov, 2012

TFTC Anniversary Tour Through A Long-Time Fan’s Eyes


The outstanding TFTC 15th Anniversary tour has ended for this year. Can it really be over already?? As a way to stem our withdrawal while we all wait patiently for the dates of the next tour, we thought it'd be fun to relive a couple of midwest shows through the eyes of long-time fan and Chicago resident, Annie Viña. Annie shares her reflections of her 15 year devotion to the 97's as well as a new-found love of Salim and company.   -Too Far To Care - The 15th Anniversary Tour - Madison & Chicago October 2012 Once upon a

TFTC Anniversary Tour Through A Long-Time Fan’s Eyes2012-11-13T17:01:33-05:00
29 Oct, 2012

One Epic Ending


Hey All! Stephanie and I had the great pleasure to attend the Old 97's TFTC show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC last Friday. It was Off. The. Charts! Crazy, full-throttle energy splayed out in front of a fully committed audience. They were having fun, y'all. I don't usually record Time Bomb at the shows because, frankly I just want to get swept up in the fervor, sing and dance with wild abandon. I can't stand still enough to hold a camera steady. And Dude, forget about keeping quiet. Impossible. But last Friday when Rhett almost knocked the mic

One Epic Ending2012-10-29T14:39:18-05:00
9 Oct, 2012

Too Far To Care Out Today


We're excited that the big day is finally here. Get out there and get your own copy of Too Far To Care on double CD or vinyl. The 2-CD set includes the remastered original album plus four session outtakes on disc one and a second disc of original pre-album demos featuring some never before- heard Old 97's songs And while you're add it, grab They Made A Monster for the full experience. > Amazon vinyl >> Waterloo Records CD >> Waterloo Records vinyl >> Omnivore Shop >> iTunes >> They Made A Monster: Too Far To Care Demos Waterloo Records

Too Far To Care Out Today2012-10-09T09:21:47-05:00
1 Oct, 2012

Announcing: The Golden Ticket


You might just want to jump on the first pressing of the first-time-on-vinyl double-LP release of Too Far To Care either from your local record store on October 9 or via pre-order. It may contain a golden ticket that will grant you a life-time spot on the Old 97′s guest list. Any of their gigs you wanna go to… forever! Two golden tickets have been randomly inserted – one for the record stores, one for the online store. Good luck!

Announcing: The Golden Ticket2012-10-01T11:22:51-05:00
1 Oct, 2012

Free TFTC Download on Noisetrade


THEY MADE A MONSTER: THE NOISETRADE EP   Today on Noise Trade get a free digital 3-song E.P. in advance of the upcoming Old 97′s reissue of Too Far To Care. These three demos are exclusive to the E.P. and will not be on the 2-CD / 2-LP reissue. Nor will they be on the They Made A Monster: The Too Far To Care Demos LP/Digital release. (You pre-ordered that right?) So grab them from now Noise Trade and complete your collection! FREE DOWNLOAD>  

Free TFTC Download on Noisetrade2012-10-01T11:09:24-05:00
30 Sep, 2012

Murry’s Reflections On Too Far Too Care


  In the weeks leading up to the start of the Old 97's 15th anniversary celebration of Too Far To Care tour, Rhett shared his thoughts and memories surrounding the making of their iconic album, most of which can be read here. The band will kick off the second part of their celebration at the ACL fest in Austin on October 14. Murry was kind enough to take some time to answer some questions Stephanie and I compiled and give his insights on that special time.   1. Tell us a little bit of the background leading up to TFTC. Where/how

Murry’s Reflections On Too Far Too Care2012-10-03T03:23:51-05:00
26 Sep, 2012

TFTC Countdown: Murry on “West TX Teardrops”


From Rhett: Track 05 - "West Texas Teardrops" I asked the great Murry Hammond to weigh in on "West Texas Teardrops," his songwriting contribution to Too Far To Care. Thus he joins me in the RHETTrospective series. Ladies and gentlemen, Murry Hammond! Murry writes: For me, to talk about "West Texas Teardrops" is to talk about the great Texas yodeling cowboy singer Don Walser. Don sang that lonesome yodeling part at the end of "Old Familiar Steam" on <em>Wreck Your Life</em>, and over the years he became a... CONTINUE READING on RHETT's SITE

TFTC Countdown: Murry on “West TX Teardrops”2012-09-26T10:32:03-05:00
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