Friday, January 25, 2019
Do you know how good Uncle Tupelo was? Uncle Tupelo was so good that when they broke up, they split into Son Volt and Wilco! Which is especially impressive when you consider that when the Beatles broke up, they split into Wings and the Plastic Ono Band.
Chicago's Uncle Tupelo, along with Nashville's BR-549 and San Francisco's Dieselhed were the vanguard of the late 80's-early 90's "alt-country" or "no depression" movement. I don't know for sure, but I think the name "no depression" came from Uncle Tupelo's cover of the Carter Family classic.
I mena, I know the music "scene's" name came from a fan magazine entitled "No Depression," but I always assumed that the magazine title came from the Uncle Tupelo record.
Anyway, please enjoy a few selections from Uncle Tupelo.