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Old 97's

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by micah, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. micah

    micah loves you all.

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    There's not enough action in the music forum, so I'm a'gonna try to get some discusions started. I'm going to name a few bands I listen to and you folks can discuss them and tell me all about how my taste in music sucks. Yay!

    Old 97's
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  2. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    Aren't they just a Blasters rip off band?
     

  3. micah

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    Nope. Old 97's play Alt Country and have no horns. The Blasters, as I recall, had kind of a blues/punk/rockabilly thing going on and featured a horn section.

    The Old 97's to me sound like David Byrne meeting Johnny Cash.
     
  4. RBR

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    How about Jason and the Scorchers?
     
  5. Glockgirl26

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    Never heard of them.
     
  6. RBR

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    Jason and the Scorchers could maybe be described as country with a big dose of punk/rock attitude thrown in. Their music ranges from lonely soulful types of songs to more frenetic stuff (definitely not bland). Only tune I can remember that had any airplay was "White Lies" many years ago. Their problem is that they really couldn't get any airplay because they don't fall into a definitive music category.

    Essential, Vol. 1 (Are You Ready for the Country?) is a combination of their first EP & LP with some live tracks & extras thrown in.

    If you get bored here's some more info.
    http://www.furious.com/perfect/jasonscorchers.html
     
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