Über Old 97's
With all the energy and chaos of a stampede, the Old 97's play hyperactive Cowpunk. From 1992's Hitchhike to Rome to 1995's Wreck Your Life and 1997's Too Far to Care, this quartet of No Depression poster boys have recorded and played countrified Power Pop so fast and tightly wound-up, their music could give anxiety attacks to cowboys. Their Fight Songs LP took a detour from their usual rodeo clown soundtracks toward a more heartfelt and introspective collection of songs. These tunes juxtapose heavier emotional lyrics with the same up-tempo pace and speed of their previous efforts, although the hillbilly punk aesthetic of their first three records has almost vanished into thin air.