Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Old 97's Live DVD Audio Rip

This post is an audio rip from my Old 97's Live DVD.
Old 97's Live underscores how one of the premier alt-country, No Depression bands of the 1990s has become a truly eclectic, power pop quartet with a gritty folk heart and penchant for lyrical mischief. ("You're a bottle cap away / From pushing me too far.") Drawing from each of their six albums, Old 97's brought the crowd at Santa Monica's Troubadour club to visible delirium at a March 2004 show; that concert appears here. Sounding very much like hard-charging heirs to vast legacies of the Kinks, Hank Williams, the Replacements, Johnny Cash, REM, and even White Album-era Beatles, singer-songwriter-guitarist Rhett Miller, drummer Philip Peeples, lead guitarist Ken Bethea, and bassist Murry Hammond paint loss with rootsy-poetic authenticity while blowing gloom apart with punky exhilaration. The many highlights include the agreeable pop plaint "Rollerskate Skinny" ("I believe in love / But it don't believe in me"), the anthemic anti-anthem "Friends Forever," and Hammond's moving, acoustic solo on "Valentine." --Tom Keogh

1 – Just Like California
2 – King Of The World
3 – Weightless
4 – Rollerskate Skinny
5 – Won’t Be Home
6 – Smokers
7 – Melt Snow
8 – Wish The Worst
9 – Lonely Boy
10 – Up The Devil’s Pay
11 – Friends Forever
12 – The New Kid
13 – Jagged
14 – Four Leaf Clover
15 – Question
16 – Valentine
17 – Murder ( Or A Heart Attack )
18 – Doreen
19 – Big Brown Eyes
20 – Time Bomb




Anonymous said...

You are right on about the Old 97s - They have really turned into an Outstanding & Excellent Pop/Rock Band...This DVD IS Fantastic!

WVKayaker said...

Thanks, but i can't take credit...blatant plagerism on my part. Good to hear from you again Rockt!

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I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
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