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Wreck Your Life
Old 97's
Wreck Your Life
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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True punk mettle fearlessly cross-bred with deep country soul. The Bloodshot debut by the favorite sons of Dallas is chock full of blinding stutter guitar, soaring vocal harmonies, and keen songwriting. Don't be left behin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Old 97's
Title: Wreck Your Life
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bloodshot Records
Original Release Date: 2/26/1996
Re-Release Date: 5/23/1996
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744302000923

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True punk mettle fearlessly cross-bred with deep country soul. The Bloodshot debut by the favorite sons of Dallas is chock full of blinding stutter guitar, soaring vocal harmonies, and keen songwriting. Don't be left behind, scratching your head wondering where you were when it all started. Features cameos by Jon Langford and yodeling legend Don Walser. 12 hard-charging Texas gems including "Victoria Lee," "Big Brown Eyes." as well as blistering covers by country stalwarts Bill Monroe.

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CD Reviews

Don't Skip This One!!!
08/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the first Old 97s album I bought. Thus, it is my sentimental favorite. In the general progression from beautifully unpolished "Rhome" to outrageously wild "Too Far To Care", "Wreck Your Life" is sometimes sweet, very often funny, and always great music. Rhett's lyrics are what I would call brilliantly pathetic. "Big Brown Eyes" is a masterpiece of rejection, and "Over the Cliff" is one of the best "screw my job" songs I've ever heard. If you like any of the Old 97s' other CDs, you will definitely love this one."
Whoa...
floydthursby | Burlingame, CA USA | 01/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""...headin' back to Cleveland in a 7-seater tour van there's eight of us, so one's sleepin' on the floor. The guy that plays the banjo keeps on handing me the Old Crow. It multiplies my sorrow, I can't take this any more..."This album makes me want to give up songwriting. I can't write a song as well as "Doreen". I love everything from The Beatles, to De La Soul, to Johnny Cash, to Sleater-Kinney, but I've never felt like that. No album had ever made me think a genre had peaked before this one. Buy it and weep."
Fantastic
Haig C. Didizian | Philadelphia, PA USA | 10/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After falling in love with Satellite Rides and Fight Songs, I purchased Wreck Your Life on a whim. I immediately found that I was able to relate to the tunes and lyrics in a way that I'd almost forgotten was possible. The album's absolutely packed with the irreverent innocence and frenetic (and often painful) love that I just can't get enough of. Wreck Your Life is my new favorite album."