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Podcast Episode
Season
Thirteen
number
651
Type
Album Review
Post Date
4/4/2023

Old 97s

651 Fight Songs by Old 97s

Fight Songs

Label
Elektra
Release year
1999
Producer
Andrew Williams
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On their fourth record Fight Songs, the Old 97s refined their alternative country rock sound with a cleaner, genre-hopping sound

Author & Special Guests

By 1999, fans of the alternative country rock sound had a lot to choose from. At the start of the decade, the mostly underground and regional scenes were known to college radio listeners and other non-mainstream outlets. But by 1999, major labels Geffen and Warner Brothers were putting out albums and developing artists. On Elektra, the Old 97s from Dallas, Texas released their second major label release, and fourth overall. Fight Songs found the band in transition, moving away from the harsher elements of their earlier years, cleaning up the production, and find the hooks for radio.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Jagged
  • 18:36 - What We Talk About
  • 23:48 - Busted Afternoon
  • 29:15 - Murder (Or A¬†Heart Attack)
  • 39:25 - Oppenheimer
  • Outro - Nineteen

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