The American band The Bottle Rockets from Festus, MO was the vanguard of Southern rock during the 1990s. Formed in 1992, it released its eponymous debut album in 1993. The follow-up album, 1995's critically acclaimed The Brooklyn Side, earned the band a record deal with Atlantic Records. It soon surpassed its contemporaries with its fusion of sub-genres of country and rock music. The band went on to release the much-delayed 24 Hours a Day in 1997 before ending its working relationship with Atlantic Records. The early 2000s proved to be a tumultuous period for The Bottle Rockets with problems among the members as well as with its record label. 2006's Zoysia proved to be a stabilizer of sorts for the band, earned it rave reviews from all, and gave the band a second wind. It has since released many more albums such as Lean Forward, Bottle Rockets and the Brooklyn Side and Bit Logic. Songs like "Indianapolis," "Headed for the Ditch," "Radar Gun," "Wave the Flag" and "1000 Dollar Car," to name a few, perfectly highlight the band's versatility and are some of its most popular tracks.