Label: Elektra - 4-62050-P • Format: Cassette Album, Limited Edition, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country Rock
The album's title comes from the song "Streets of Where I'm From. The album was the band's first on Elektra Records. Unlike the later two Elektra recordings, the band retained some of their country twang, making this another fan favorite. Rhett has clarified that, although his name is Stewart Ransom Miller The Second the song "Barrier Reef" is not really autobiographical. I could live for a month in my East Dallas garage apartment for the amount of money Elektra was paying per night at the Paramount Hotel.
Granted, my accommodations in Dallas were humble to say the least, but this was some serious opulence. If you ever wonder why the old "major label" business model failed, look no further than the money lavished on our little Texas rock band by the dozen or so labels that wooed us that summer. Miller used the biblical name "Salome" to "protect the, well, not-so-innocent He "retrieved an inflatable pool float", then fell asleep at her doorstep.
He awoke to male and female laughter, kicked in her door, put his hand around the man's throat, and then decided to leave. The title of "Melt Show" comes from the band Melt which had one of Miller's best friends, Clark Vogeler as a member now part of the Toadies.
The line, "I'm calling Time And Temperature just for some company" in the song "Big Brown Eyes" refers to calling the time and temperature line. Not only was this before cell House That Used To Be - Old 97s - Too Far To Care , it was before the ubiquity of the cordless land line.
That phone, with its unending silence, mocked me. I still remember dialing and then any four numbers in order to discover the time and temperature.
The internet has since rendered such a service laughably archaic. At the time, though, the voice at the other end of that number soothed me in a way I can't Hold Me Tight - The Beatles - The Beatles Collection explain.
She was a constant in a mad, quickly changing world. And when I called, she would always answer. When writing "Niteclub", Miller "was living with a young woman who was poised and destined to move to New York City to pursue her dream.
And then she I Put A Spell On You - Alan Price - The World Of Alan Price move. And the fuel that her departure provided my young songwriting machine burned hot indeed.
I remember writing this song, or its lyrics anyway, in a phone booth in a nightclub in Cleveland. It was her 22nd birthday, and I was not with her. But I was where I was meant to be. And the nightclub does follow me around, unchanging and eternal. And while I'm busy loving my job, I'm also lamenting the life it precludes. You know, the normal life? The 9 to 5? Rhett was searching for a duet to record with friend Exene Cervenka and "had started work on an old-fashioned duet that I thought we might sing, but Exene proclaimed it 'too pretty'.
For the album's fifteenth anniversary inOmnivore Recordings released an expanded two-disc version of Too Far to Care. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Too Far to Care Studio album by Old 97's. Old 97's. Retrieved February 16, The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved April 2, The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on May 15, Chicago Tribune.
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