89/93: An Anthology

89/93: An Anthology

by Uncle Tupelo
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89/93: An Anthology

"Alternative country is now a term everyone knows, and Uncle Tupelo blazed the trail for it," writes Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis in his essay accompanying this compact history of the legendary underground band. But back in the late '80s and early '90s, the Belleville, Illinois-based group was an anachronism: a scraggly bunch of kids who covered the Carter Family ("No Depression") and the Stooges ("I Wanna Be Your Dog") with equal fervor. Drawing inspiration from folk and country music and mixing it with the perspiration of indie rock, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and company recorded four albums that influenced countless groups following in their wake. (Farrar has gone on to a career with Son Volt and as a solo artist, while Tweedy and the remaining band members regrouped as the Grammy-nominated Wilco.) This collection restores to print some of Tupelo's finest moments. Fourteen songs represent the four albums and touch on the band's twin manias for punk (the Meat Puppets-indebted "Graveyard Shift," the aching Paul Westerberg-like "Still Be Around") and folk (the trad ballad "Moonshiner," the twangy "Chickamauga"). Making the set essential for fans and newcomers alike are seven rarities, among them the spunky single "I Got Drunk," a demo of "Outdone," and a live version of "We've Been Had." Your history of today's alt-country scene would be incomplete without a formidable chapter on Uncle Tupelo, and here it is, in one stylish package.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2002
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646222324
catalogNumber: 62223
Rank: 43923

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Uncle Tupelo   Primary Artist
Andy Carlson   Violin
Ken Coomer   Drums
Jay Farrar   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle,Harmonica,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Rich Gilbert   Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Heidorn   Cymbals,Drums
Max Johnston   Banjo,Lap Steel Guitar
John Keane   Bass,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Gary Louris   Electric Guitar
Sean Slade   Organ,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Stirratt   Bass
Jeff Tweedy   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Brian Henneman   Guitar
Chris Bess   Accordion
Bill Holmes   Accordion

Technical Credits

Rich Mullins   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Matt Allison   Producer
Ron Asheton   Composer
Scott Asheton   Composer
Stephanie Black   Packaging Manager
Peter Buck   Producer
Jay Farrar   Arranger,Composer
Michael Heidorn   Composer
Nicholas Hill   Producer
John Keane   Engineer
Paul Q. Kolderie   Sound Effects,Producer,Engineer
Brian Paulson   Producer,Engineer
Sean Slade   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Tweedy   Arranger,Composer
Anthony DeCurtis   Liner Notes
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Tim Powell   Engineer
Frank Carbonari   Graphic Design
Josh Grier   Executive Producer
Brian Redman   Engineer
Dave Alexander   Composer

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