THE BOTTLE ROCKETS: Thousand Dollar Car

Bumf*ck, Missouri’s Bottle Rockets, bearded-feed-capped progenitors of all things Alt-Country,  recently reissued their long out-of-print, first two albums Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side (think Nebraska meets Let It Be) as a twofer on Bloodshot Records to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the band’s self-titled debut. Never heard of them? You’re not alone. Reuters called them “the most underappreciated band of the mid-90s.” But here’s the thing, it’s never too late to learn about band’s like The Bottle Rockets — maybe for them, but not for you. The reissue package includes a 40-page booklet placing the band in context of the ‘90s alt- scene, with contributions from Steve Earle, Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood and Lucinda Williams. Amongst the 19 bonus track, they’ve included a 1991 demo of “Indianapolis” performed by Bottle Rockets frontman Brian Henneman backed by Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy, then known as Uncle Tupelo. You can hear it below.  The Bottle Rockets play The Sellersville Theater on January 29th with the mighty Marshal Crenshaw.