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Old 97s — Broadway
Album: Too Far to Care
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 723









Released: 1997
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In a hotel room just off Times Square it's like a closet
I can watch the dancing class go round.
In a hotel room that costs as much as my apartment
I can watch the working class go down.

And it's enough to make a crooked man go straight -
Broadway, Broadway.

In a hotel room just off Times Square they made a monster
He was unaware of what went down.
Fattening him up just like a calf before a slaughter
He'd had his fill of hollow town.

And it's enough to make a stupid man think straight
Broadway, Broadway
And it's enough to make a crooked man go straight
Broadway, Broadway, Broadway, Broadway.
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Turned the volume up, I don't care!!!
sounds like a mix of the cure and green day.
Great live band.  Infectious energy.
Timebomb (the lead-off track on this album) can get a little overplayed at times...BUT NOT HERE!

Let's get it added to RP's playlist. 
From 8 to 9 
Old is Gold
 deepwoodskev wrote:
Not a single dud on this album. Fantastic start to finish.

 
Agree with this.  Very enjoyable album.

Seen these guys at Son's Of Hermann Hall quite a few times.

A Shout out to Jo Nichademus.


Gotta say, this baby really JAMS it up on a cloudy gloomy day! Thanks, RP, and Old 97s!
Not a single dud on this album. Fantastic start to finish.
 Kristi wrote:
It's the eyes... don't you think?
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and the nose and the lips...Have you seen him live? He does a nice little booty shake, too.


Too Repetitious......{#Sad}
PSD!
I've seen those guys in Seaside, NJ and at the Green River Festival in Greenfiled, MA and I just have to say, they don't disappoint.  Their live groove and energy makes everybody wanna move.  Love 'em
 Kristi wrote:
It's the eyes... don't you think?
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  Hey, he's good looking, and I'm straight.   {#Foot-in-mouth}


Red hot smokin'!   
Another smoking' tune. A 9! Going to my iPod! Rock and roll!
james_of_tucson wrote:
Artists who I know personally get 9's, no exceptions :-)
 
absolutely 
Artists who I know personally get 9's, no exceptions :-)
That's one rockin' band!
YESSSS!!!!


Anyone see the free concert at Navy Pier? They are so awesome, and Rhett is the dreamiest!
 jameyp wrote:
RIGHT ON!!!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE OLD 97's and LOVE this song especially!!

The whole album is amazing.

MORE OLD 97's on RP pleeeze!

{#Daisy}
 
More! More! More! More!{#Bananajam}
It's a dull morning in Sweden, but this mix is awesome! Go Bill!
More please!
RIGHT ON!!!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE OLD 97's and LOVE this song especially!!

The whole album is amazing.

MORE OLD 97's on RP pleeeze!

{#Daisy}
I'm digging this...{#Bananajam}
 copymonkey wrote:
YAY! Likes me some Old 97s! Check out their "Satellite Rides" record—it's a good 'un.
Fight Songs also most excellent. Love that Rhett!!
 copymonkey wrote:
YAY! Likes me some Old 97s!
 
Yeah baby, yeah!  {#Dancingbanana}
 copymonkey wrote:
YAY! Likes me some Old 97s! Check out their "Satellite Rides" record—it's a good 'un.
 

It is. And Blame it on Gravity, which came out last year, is pretty good as well.
Jeesh - must be my mood but I really would have liked to hear something different after the Shins...
Rockin Tuesday morning here on RP ...

Just great!
Who else hears "While My Guitar Gently Weeps?" This song is good for the background... 7 rating.
Rhett's dreamy!
{#Hearteyes}
YAY! Likes me some Old 97s! Check out their "Satellite Rides" record--it's a good 'un.
I don't usually rate a song as an 8 the first time listening to it, but I did this time. Hmmm I must be in a good mood - even though I am doing my taxes. :bananajam:
Meh...not too bad. I say "5 - Decent".
This band rocks sooo much. Check them out!!!
Jacksonstat wrote:
No likey?
I like it just fine... for me to poop on!
Love this band, for, oh, about eleven years now I've listened to this band, and not a moment of it has been time wasted.
lilmisskaleena wrote:
mmm... rhett miller... so delish.
Just saw them over the holidays in Austin. He can toss that mop of hair around like no bodies bizness! Lots o fun fo everyone!
Love Old 97's! They opened for Chris Isaak at The Backyard once: great set. They're from Denton, north of Dallas, but don't hold that against them: they're the real deal. c.
zipper wrote:
:rolleyes:
No likey?
:roll:
Kristi wrote:
It's the eyes... don't you think? ">
Gawd, I really should not come in here and stare at that picture. I can't get any work done. But... it's...so...hypnotizing...*swoon*
Kristi wrote:
It's the eyes... don't you think? ">
mmm... rhett miller... so delish.
It's the eyes... don't you think? ">
Ohhhhhhh...Goodie..goodie..goodie.. **goes scuttling off to find out about this new RP find**
musikalia wrote:
This guy's voice kinda sorta reminds me of Robert Smith's (The Cure). Has some similar element.
I heard it too. And I agree with hippiechick too... he's adorable!
eyelykearrpee wrote:
First I've heard from them. Is their other stuff like this? It's good. 8)
they got at least two other songs that sound exactly like this one. 'jagged' and 'the new kid' 'the new kid' is the best version of this tune, IMO
This song made me want to never get a hotel room just off Times Square.
LOVE this band!!!
the old Old97s... Gota lovemu
musikalia wrote:
This guy's voice kinda sorta reminds me of Robert Smith's (The Cure). Has some similar element.
never heard that one before... Rhett you catch that? (I bet he would chuckle to hear that he sounds like Robert Smith!)
Awright!!!! Another 97s tune added to RP!!! :guitarist: :drummer: :dance:
This guy's voice kinda sorta reminds me of Robert Smith's (The Cure). Has some similar element.
Love these guys. I have to see them live. They rock!
Love the Old 97s!. Definitely one of the best live bands out there. TOO FAR TOO CARE is a great album and "Broadway" rocks.
Just had to RUN over to my computer to rate this one a 10!! I LOVE Old 97's and am SO happy to hear them on RP-- THANKS BILL! PS they are AMAZING live! if you ever get a chance to see them play-- GO. you won't be disappointed. they give it all to ya!
mem_313 wrote:
This Band ROCKs :guitarist: :drummer: :hearteyes: this CD is exceptional as well Barrier Reef and Streets from Where I'm From, both excellent choices off this collection.
Gotta agree with both statements. Best CD from Old 97's. No bad songs, I would add W. TX Teardrops and Big Brown Eyes as favorites (how many favorites can I Have?)
:bananajumprope: :bananajam:
ongaku wrote:
Sorry but I find this headache inducing. Seems like a cross between roots rock and Happy Mondays/Stone Roses, which is not a good recipe.
:eh: :think: Yeah I don't know if that's what this is but I think I'd like to hear some of that. Got any?
That was a rockin' little tune! I dug it. And I totally agree, hippiechick, Rhett is very dreameeee indeed. :hearteyes:
Rhett (lead singer) is sooo dreameeee!!!!
This Band ROCKs :guitarist: :drummer: :hearteyes: this CD is exceptional as well Barrier Reef and Streets from Where I'm From, both excellent choices off this collection.
ongaku wrote:
Sorry but I find this headache inducing. Seems like a cross between roots rock and Happy Mondays/Stone Roses, which is not a good recipe.
Try some Enya, very soothing
I'm a pretty big Old 97's fan, but I don't have this album (yet). Even though I hadn't heard this song, I instantly knew who it was. The drum work in this song is used a bit much in their earlier stuff, but it still works for me. I can see this giving some a headache, but it does work for me. The cleverness of the lyrics in many of their songs is what keeps me coming back for more. That, and the quirky/cool singing style. Anyway, always glad to hear them here, and definitely glad to hear one for the first time. :smile:
Sorry but I find this headache inducing. Seems like a cross between roots rock and Happy Mondays/Stone Roses, which is not a good recipe.
First I've heard from them. Is their other stuff like this? It's good. 8)
! One of the best of the 90s. I just *knew* someone would have uploaded this before now, so I figured it got a "sorry." If I'da known, I'da uploaded it way before now. Anyhoo. 10.
Just saw these guys in concert at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Awesome!