Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Old 97's the best honky tonking garage brit band ever

Coming off the second album in their double album set the Th Grand Theatre, the Old 97s are hitting on all cylinders making the best music of their existence.  No band epitomizes the tradition of Texas rock in the Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet fashion quite like Old 97s.  Song sramble along loose and fun while singing the about sorrow and a life of loving.  Rhett Miller a lyricist with the heart of a novelist puts a writer's stamp against rollicking backbeats and jangling guitars.  Oohs and ahhs float in and out of pop songs come through the garage.  Fun is the order of the day.  You kind of feel like the Stones were striving for what the the 97s come by honestly and vice versa.  Music  equally comfortable in the home, the bar or the big theatre.
The Old 97s

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