The Against Me! of the present day is very different from the band that started under the same name. Against Me! began in 1997 when seventeen-year-old Tom Gabel performed as a solo acoustic act, picking up shows whenever possible. From laundromats to bonfires, Tom began digging from the acoustic origins of protest music and re-igniting the fire of songs that don’t necessarily rely on volume for impact. In the process, he discovered a powerful voice.
“Unsubstantiated Rumors (Are Good Enough For Me To Base My Life On)” is a track from their brand new album The Original Cowboy, demos recorded in July 2003 for what was to become The Eternal Cowboy. “Recorded and mixed in only a couple of hours, The Original Cowboy was only meant to be a trial run, but, listening to it today, there’s a part of me that feels foolish for ever recording these songs a second time,” states Tom Gabel. The album is out now on Fat Wreck Chords.
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