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Events of 1997 | Shows of 1997 | Songs of 1997
- A sampler of Then: The Earlier Years is sent to stores in February.
- On March 25, Then: The Earlier Years, a 2-disc compilation combining the band's first two albums with various B-side tracks and other rarities is released.
- John Linnell releases the promotional solo flexi disc Johnny Hart sings Olive The Other Reindeer.
- John Linnell is a guest artist on Two Legs Bad by Life In A Blender, playing accordion on "Grand Union".
- Radio appearances this year include The Vault #97-39 (playing "Particle Man") and Dr. Demento Show #97-17 (playing "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)").