The Old 97’s debut in 1994 and its acclaimed follow-up a year later on Bloodshot Records established Rhett Miller, Murry Hammond, Ken Bethea and Philip Peeples as indie-rock’s favorite cowpunks. After signing with Elektra in 1997, the Dallas quartet recorded a trio of artistically restless albums that found Miller refining his emotional lyricism and the band tightly coiling around power pop arrangements. Rhino shakes its caboose with a collection of classic tracks from the band’s first seven years.

HIT BY A TRAIN: THE BEST OF OLD 97’s gathers 18 songs released between 1994 and 2001, including songs from the band’s first five studio albums, plus singles, live performances and a soundtrack contribution.

A majority of the songs on the collection originally appeared on the
group’s acclaimed albums with Elektra – Too Far to Care (1997), Fight Songs (1999) and Satellite Rides (2001).

Track Listing

1. “Stoned”
2. “Cryin’ Drunk”
3. “Doreen”
4. “Victoria”
5. “Timebomb”
6. “Niteclub”
7. “Four Leaf Clover”
8. “El Paso”
9. “Jagged”
10. “Lonely Holiday”
11. “Murder (Or A Heart Attack)”
12. “Valentine”
13. “The Villain”
14. “King Of All Of The World”
15. “Question”
16. “Rollerskate Skinny”
17. “Barrier Reef” Live
18. “Nineteen” Live

# # # # managed to get its hands on a few copies thanks in large part to Rhino Records and Special Ops Media. To win, all you have to do is send in your name and address and answer a trivia question. But be sure to follow the rules below. All entries MUST be sent to the following e-mail address:

Be sure to include the phrase OLD 97’s in the subject line or your email will not be received.

Trivia Question: The Old 97’s appeared in what summer blockbuster this summer?

Giveaway Rules

In order to qualify for the prize drawing, all you have to do is answer the question correctly and send us a quick e-mail. The following rules apply:

1. Your full name and mailing address MUST be included with your entry. (This is necessary to notify the winner, and to arrange shipping of the prizes. Specific mailing address information will be kept confidential.)

2. Only ONE entry per person, per sweepstakes please!

3. The sweepstakes IS open to both U.S. and non-U.S. participants.

4. Family and friends of the InsidePulse staff are not eligible.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, July 10, 2006.

All entries MUST be sent to the following e-mail address:

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