24 Hours a Day

24 Hours a Day

by The Bottle RocketsThe Bottle Rockets



The Bottle Rockets' first two albums were two of the most influential and popular records of the alternative country movement, setting the stage for their third album, 24 Hours a Day, to be a popular breakthrough upon its 1997 release. After all, alt-country was beginning to emerge from the mainstream and establish itself as one of the cornerstones of adult alternative radio. It's too bad they dropped the ball with 24 Hours a Day, then, since it could have been the one that made their career. It's not that the album is bad -- it's just not great. There are a couple of good moments, such as the propulsive "Perfect Far Away," but much of it is simply solid, craftsmanlike country-rock that sounds like it could have been done by any alt-country band. While that means the album is listenable, it also means that it's a disappointment, since the Bottle Rockets have the potential to be much more than just another alt-country band.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/1997
Label: Atlantic / Ada
UPC: 0075678301520
catalogNumber: 83015


  1. Kit Kat Clock
  2. When I Was Dumb
  3. 24 Hours a Day
  4. Smokin' 100’s Alone
  5. Slo Toms
  6. Indianapolis
  7. Things You Didn’t Know
  8. One of You
  9. Perfect Far Away
  10. Waitin’ on a Train
  11. Dohack Joe
  12. Rich Man
  13. Turn for the Worse

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bottle Rockets   Primary Artist
Eric Ambel   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Mellotron,Hand Clapping,Harmony
Joe Flood   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin
Jay Sherman-Godfrey   Cello
Jeremy Tepper   Harmonica
Andy York   Organ,Vocals
Brian Henneman   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Tom Parr   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Tom V. Ray   Bass
Mark Ortman   Percussion,Drums,Bells,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Eric Ambel   Producer
Tim Hatfield   Engineer
Larry Freemantle   Art Direction
Timbo   Contributor

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