Rural Free Delivery (EP)

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Rural Free Delivery
EP by
ReleasedMay 6, 1997
GenreAlternative country, country rock
LabelMood Food
Whiskeytown chronology
Theme for a Trucker
Rural Free Delivery
In Your Wildest Dreams

Rural Free Delivery is an EP by the alternative country band Whiskeytown, released by Mood Food Records in 1997. It compiles the four songs from the band's debut EP Angels recorded in a single day, with four additional outtakes from the same session.[1] The music was recorded in 1995, just a few months after Whiskeytown formed, but it was released only two years later.[2] This was part of a deal worked out with Mood Food to release the band from their current contract so that they could sign with Outpost Recordings.[3]

The EP contains a hidden track, an alternate, longer mix of "Nervous Breakdown". Hoqwever, unlike typical hidden tracks, which are often located at the end of an album, this one is located at the beginning of the CD. To access it, go to the very beginning of the first song on the CD, scan backwards for 3:15, and press play.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Ryan Adams, Phil Wandscher, Eric Gilmore, Steve Grothman, and Caitlin Cary unless stated otherwise.

1."Take Your Guns To Town" 2:30
2."Nervous Breakdown"Greg Ginn2:20
3."Tennessee Square"Ryan Adams3:03
4."Captain Smith" 2:11
5."Macon, Georgia County Line" 2:30
6."Pawnshop Ain't No Place For A Wedding Ring" 4:33
7."Oklahoma" 2:56
8."Angels Are Messengers From God"Ryan Adams/Caitlin Cary4:06

Personnel and production credits[edit]

  • Ryan Adams — guitar, vocals
  • Caitlin Cary — violin, vocals
  • Skillet Gilmore — drums
  • Steve Grothman — bass
  • Phil Wandscher — guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Jennifer Thomas — design
  • Kurt Underhill, Toby Roan — photos
  • Recorded at Sonic Wave Studios, Raleigh, NC by Greg Elkins
  • Mixed at Sonic Wave Studios, Raleigh, NC by Mark Cimerro & Kurt Underhill
  • Mastered at The Kitchen, Chapel Hill, NC by Brent Lambert


  1. ^ Menconi, David (2012). Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown. University of Texas Press. pp. 195–196. ISBN 978-0-292-72584-3.
  2. ^ Blackstock, Peter (1997). "Whiskeytown – Falling down, standing up: Americana and Roots Music – No Depression". No Depression. Archived from the original on 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  3. ^ Menconi, David (2012). Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown. University of Texas Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-292-72584-3.
  4. ^ Janbanan (2001-11-11). "Rural Free Delivery (Whiskeytown) Easter Egg – Hidden Track". The Easter Egg Archive. Retrieved 2011-01-03.