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Old 97’s Embrace Their Rock And Roll Life On Most Messed Up


May 28, 2014 - A special session with Old 97's today for a couple of reasons. First of all, the band that formed in Dallas, Texas (Rhett Miller, Murry Hammond, Ken Bethea, Philip Peeples) have been together a little over 20 years. Plus they have a new album called Most Messed Up. That album hearkens back to the almost out-of-control spirit of early albums like Too Far To Care. Lead singer Rhett Miller has written a kind of “History of The Old 97’s” song called “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” that has him fully embracing his rock and roll lifestyle. Rhett tells us: “I think a lot of the people that do what we do for a living you worry all the time about how am I doing, what’s next. But something clicked for me where I just stopped worrying about it and I’m happy to be where I am. And part of that is liberating and makes it okay to step up and say okay I’m just going to sing about this crazy life.” One thing is certain, it is a fun rocking session. Listen, you can hear Rhett sweat.

Session Setlist
LONGER THAN YOU'VE BEEN ALIVE
LET'S GET DRUNK & GET IT ON
THIS IS THE BALLAD
WASTED
FOUR LEAF CLOVER

Recent Release: Most Messed Up
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Label: ATO Records
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