Most Messed Up
Folks are comparing the energy and spirit of this record to their game-changing Bloodshot debut Wreck Your Life...and we have to agree.
Released on ATO Records
Most Messed Up finds the Old 97's at their raucous best, all swagger and heart, and just a little bit tipsy.
Folks have already been comparing the energy and spirit of this record to their game-changing Bloodshot debut Wreck Your Life.
Titles like “Wasted,” “Intervention,” “Wheels Off,” “Let’s Get Drunk & Get It On,” and “Most Messed Up” hint at the kind of narrators frontman Rhett Miller likes to inhabit – men who possess an appetite for indulgence and won’t let a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story. The magic in Miller’s songwriting lies in the depth that he lends his characters. Upon closer inspection, the hard partying and endless pursuit of a good time often reveals itself to be a Band-Aid covering up deeper wounds and emotional scars.
Features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel.