Summary: The difficult End Time sessions begin in January. Later that year, Freakwater tours nationally, playing twenty-six shows in a month's time. Two of them, including October 9th's Chicago show, feature the string section from that album. Some wise person at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville invites Freakwater to a photo shoot, adorning them in the vintage threads of T. Texas Tyler, Johnny Dollar, and Hank Thompson. End Time is released on September 2nd. Janet and Rick separate at the end of the year. Janet takes a steady job at a Chicago law firm.
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1. Good For Nothing (Freakwater)
2. Cloak Of Frogs (Freakwater)
3. Sick, Sick, Sick (Freakwater)
4. Just Like You (Freakwater)
5. Cheap Watch (Freakwater)
6. My History (Freakwater)
7. When The Leaves Begin To Fall (Freakwater)
8. Written In Gold (Freakwater)
9. Dog Gone Wrong (Freakwater)
10. Queen Bee (Freakwater)
11. Raised Skin (Freakwater)
12. All Life Long (Freakwater)
End Time was voted the third best country release of 1999 by Amazon.com.
1999.09 J.R. Jones interviews Freakwater for The Chicago Reader.
1999.09 The Atlanta free weekly Stomp and Stammer publises an excellent article on Freakwater: "I don't think of us as being a country band," confides Bean. "I don't feel hemmed in by any particular type of writing. I don't think “Cloak of Frogs” really is a country song; the instrumentation makes it have some sort of a swampy feel to it. I am just as much a fan of Nick Cave or Neil Young or MC5 as I am George Jones, really. I think the music that we make is just defined by being Freakwater."
1999.09.17 Freakwater are interviewed by Salon magazine.
1999.12 Janet Bean is interviewed by Bucketfull of Brains.