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Charlie Louvin – Steps to Heaven (2008)

Charlie Louvin – Steps to Heaven (2008)

An amazing album from one of the stalwarts of folk music, of country music … of all music!

One question though … why the fuck is Bob Dylan not on here, to pay rightful tribute to an artist who has been hugely influential on him (and thousands others!)? Charlie’s over 80 now, so there won’t be to many more fucking chances!

2007 saw Louvin celebrate his 80th birthday amidst a swirl of activity around the release of his first studio album in ten years, Charlie Louvin. Grammy-nominated for Best Traditional Folk Album, the disc features George Jones, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Will Oldham, Elvis Costello and many others.

Charlie toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, made a video for the song “Ira”, released a field recording of one of his many in-store performances, Live at Shake It Records, played over 100 concert dates sharing stages with Ryan Adams and Neko Case, appeared on giant festivals like Bonnaroo and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and placed a medallion around Emmylou Harris’ neck inducting her into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Charlie’s self-titled album earned 4 out of 5 stars in Uncut and Mojo Magazine, and sparked a bevy of great press and renewed interest in his fascinating career.

Instead of hanging back at age 80, Charlie has instead chosen to challenge himself. Steps to Heaven was recorded live with a gospel choir comprised of three sisters, journeyman gospel pianist Derrick Lee, and Chris Scruggs adding doghouse bass and electric guitar. Louvin had never recorded with black gospel musicians before, and in doing so discovered a new musical path. “I did things on the gospel record I had no idea I could do. I’d be thinking along the way, `How can I do things I’ve never done before?’ And I did it.”

Tracklisting

1. Love at Home
2. How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
3. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
4. There’s a Higher Power
5. Where We’ll Never Grow Old
6. If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven
7. Jest Rehearsing
8. When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
9. I Feel Like Traveling On
10. I Am Bound for the Promised Land

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October 9, 2008 Posted by | Charlie Louvin, Elvis Costello, George Jones, Jeff Tweedy, Music_Country, Music_Folk, Music_Gospel, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Uncle Tupelo – Anodyne (Bonus Tracks) (2003)

Uncle Tupelo – Anodyne (Bonus Tracks) (2003) VBR

File Size: 118MB

Alt country pioneers and truly one of our faves, the awesome Uncle Tupelo with a remastered version of great their major label release Anodyne.

It was made just before the personal animosity between Messrs Tweedy and Farrar finally exploded.

The one good thing about their ultimate demise was that we had two great groups emerge from the ashes, the wonderful Wilco and the sublime Son Volt.

Catch the Son Volt Discography here; Son Volt discography.html

Anodyne was the fourth and final studio album by Uncle Tupelo, released on October 5, 1993. The recording of the album was preceded by the departure of the original drummer Mike Heidorn and the addition of three new band members: bassist John Stirratt, drummer Ken Coomer, and multi-instrumentalist Max Johnston.

https://i0.wp.com/www.muzzleofbees.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/uncle-tupelo.jpgThe band signed with Sire Records shortly before recording the album and Anodyne was Uncle Tupelo’s only major label release (if you don;t count 89/93: An Anthology released in 2002).

Recorded in Austin, Anodyne featured a split in songwriting credits between singers Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy, plus a cover version of the Doug Sahm song “Give Back the Key to My Heart”, with Sahm on vocals.

The lyrical themes were influenced by country music and- more than their earlier releases – touched on interpersonal relationships.

After two promotional tours for the album, tensions between Farrar and Tweedy culminated in the breakup of Uncle Tupelo.

This LP was well-received critically upon its initial release. Despite the lack of a single to promote the album, sales eventually surpassed 150,000 copies. A promotional tour for the album began later that year, including a sold-out show at Tramps in New York City. Most shows on the tour sold over one thousand tickets.

The success of the tour encouraged the label; according to Sire executive Bill Bentley, “people here thought we were going to have platinum records from Uncle Tupelo.

Despite the label’s aspirations, Jay Farrar announced his intention to leave Uncle Tupelo in January 1994. Farrar kept his reasoning secret until fall 1995, when he claimed in an interview that “it reached a point where Jeff and I really weren’t compatible.”

As a sign of loyalty to band manager Tony Margherita, who had acquired a three thousand dollar debt on behalf of the band, Farrar agreed to do another promotional tour. Physical altercations between Tweedy and Farrar began two weeks into the tour and continued throughout—many were due to Farrar’s refusal to play on Tweedy’s songs. Despite Farrar’s reservations, Uncle Tupelo performed Tweedy’s “The Long Cut” on Late Night with Conan O’Brian, the band’s only network television appearance.

The band played their final concert on May 1, 1994 at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, Missouri. The remaining members of the Anodyne sessions formed Wilco a few weeks later

This version of Anodyne was re-mastered and re-released in 2003 by Rhino Entertainment and includes five bonus tracks.

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Uncle Tupelo never struck a finer balance between rock and country than on Anodyne, their major-label debut and parting shot.

For all of the ill will undoubtedly simmering throughout these sessions, Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy have never before been more attuned to each other musically; where earlier records often found the band’s twin forces moving in opposing directions, Anodyne bears the full fruits of their shared vision.

Recorded live in the studio, the album encompasses and reinterprets not only country-rock (evidenced by the group’s pairing with Doug Sahm on his “Give Back the Key to My Heart”), but also traditional country (the tribute to the songwriting legacy of “Acuff-Rose”), rock (the churning “The Long Cut,” “Chickamauga”), and folk (“New Madrid,” “Steal the Crumbs”), the band’s reach never once exceeding its grasp.

The 2003 reissue of Anodyne on Rhino adds five bonus tracks: three previously unreleased tracks and two live songs that were only available on a promo-only disc issued in 1994 called The Long Cut + Five Live.

The three studio cuts are a mixed bag. “Stay True” is a fairly tuneless hard rock tune penned by Jay Farrar that features thundering riffs and ham-handed soloing, “Wherever” is a heartbroken and lovely ballad written by Jeff Tweedy that easily could have fit on the album proper, and “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” is a rollicking stab at one of Waylon Jennings’ best tunes with Joe Ely joining in on vocals and guitar.

The two live cuts — a raw take on the truck driver’s anthem “Truck Drivin’ Man” and a long workout on Dale Hawkins’ “Suzie Q” — are fun and full of energy. Too bad Rhino didn’t include the other three songs that were on the The Long Cut + Five Live. Still, with the comprehensive liner notes, improved sounds, and mostly worthwhile bonus tracks, this is a great document for fans of the band.

Review by Jason Ankeny

Tracklisting

01. Slate 3:24
02. Acuff-Rose 2:35
03. The Long Cut 3:20
04. Give Back the Key to My Heart 3:26
05. Chickamauga 3:42
06. New Madrid 3:32
07. Anodyne 4:51
08. We’ve Been Had 3:27
09. Fifteen Keys 3:25
10. High Water 4:14
11. No Sense In Lovin’ 3:46
12. Steal the Crumbs 3:43
13. Stay True (Bonus Track) 3:29
14. Wherever (Bonus Track) 3:48
15. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Bonus Track) 3:01
16. Truck Drivin’ Man (live) (Bonus Track) 2:13
17. Suzy Q (live) (Bonus Track) 7:13

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May 15, 2008 Posted by | Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Music_AltCountry, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Son Volt Discography

https://i1.wp.com/www.bradrice.net/images/brsvcoolblur.jpgHere’s the great Son Volt. The most under-rated group on this or any other planet!

First some background ….

When the great Alt Country pioneers, Uncle Tupelo, split in two due to “irreconcilable differences”, some of former members went on to form Son Volt, while the remainder formed Wilco.

Uncle Tupelo was really an innovative “alternative country” music group. They hailed from Belleville, Illinois and were making great music between 1987 and 1994. They in fact set down the whole alternative country template that has been copied by a thousand other groups since then. The key members were Messrs Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn.

Uncle Tupelo, as a trio, recorded three albums for Rockville Records, before signing with Sire Records and expanding to a five-piece. However, when things should have been sunniest, the band self destructed.

Yap – shortly after the release of the band’s major label debut album Anodyne, Farrar announced his decision to leave Uncle Tupelo due to a soured relationship with his co-songwriter Tweedy.

Uncle Tupelo therefore split on May 1, 1994, after completing a farewell tour.

Following the breakup, two of the original Tupelos, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn formed Son Volt, while the remaining Tupelo members, led by Jeff Tweedy, continued under the handle Wilco.

https://i0.wp.com/www.musicphotography.com/FirstAve35/SonVolt1999.jpg

Although Wilco went a somewhat different musical route, Son Volt are considered the closest continuance of Uncle Tupelo’s alt-country/Americana sound and musical legacy.

And while Wilco have been acclaimed for their work and have sold a lot of records, much less plaudits and commercial success have fallen the way of Son Volt – which is not only sad but scandalous, in my view.

Son Volt started off very brightly though, in terms of critical acclaim in any event, and their first album, Trace topped many “Best-Of” lists in 1995. However, it was unfortunately not a large commercial success.

The image “https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Son_Volt.jpg/220px-Son_Volt.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.This pattern would continue with their later works and their two follow-up albums – 1997’s Straightaways and 1998’s Wide Swing Tremolo – continued in the same vein.

Things reached a nadir when Son Volt were dropped from their record label contract with Warner Bros. Records, and announced a hiatus after their 1999 tour.

Beginning in 2001, Jay Farrar released several solo efforts that postponed further releases from Son Volt.

Farrar reformed with the original members of Son Volt to record a song for a tribute album for Alejandro Escovedo. The sessions reportedly went so well that Farrar and the other band members intended to record once again in the autumn of 2004. Just prior to the sessions, however, negotiations with the other bands members apparently reached a standstill when they refused to show up to the planned recording session that Farrar had arranged.

https://i0.wp.com/www.chromewaves.net/images/interface/20051018sonVolt.jpgHaving already booked studio time, Farrar formed a new version of the band with a different line-up and released the album Okemah and the Melody of Riot, in 2005.

2006 saw the release of a live CD and DVD called Six String Belief.

In 2007 the band released a studio album The Search.

Check out: www.sonvolt.net/

Buy Son Volt albums, all of em. These guys deserve all the success that comes their way – monetarily as well as critically.

All thanks to solitaire for compiling these great tasters! If you download, please delete within 24 hours.

Discography

Albums:

Trace (1995), Warner Bros. Records

Straightaways (1997), Warner Bros. Records

Wide Swing Tremolo (1998), Warner Bros. Records

Okemah and the Melody of Riot (2005), Transmit Sounds Records/Legacy Recordings

The Search (March 2007), Transmit Sounds Records/Legacy Recordings

EPs:

Switchback EP (1997)

Straightface EP (1998)

Afterglow 61 EP (2005)

Son Volt Albums


Son Volt – Trace (1995)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 192 kbps APS VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 57,93 MB
Total Length: 00:42:11

1. Windfall
2. Live Free
3. Tear Stained Eye
4. Route
5. Ten Second News
6. Drown
7. Loose String
8. Out Of The Picture
9. Catching On
10. Too Early
11. Mystifies Me

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Son Volt – Straightaways (1997)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 227 kbps V0 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 65,59 MB
Total Length: 00:40:25

1. Caryatid Easy
2. Back Into Your World
3. Picking Up the Signal
4. Left a Slide
5. Creosote
6. Cemetery Savior
7. Last Minute Shakedown
8. Been Set Free
9. No More Parades
10. Way Down Watson

http://ifile.it/hbec0tp

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Wide Swing Tremolo (1998)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 229 kbps V0 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 74,70 MB
Total Length: 00:45:35

1. Straightface
2. Driving the View
3. Jodel
4. Medicine Hat
5. Strands
6. Flow
7. Dead Man’s Clothes
8. Right on Through
9. Chanty
10. Carry You Down
11. Question
12. Streets That Time Walks
13. Hanging Blue Side
14. Blind Hope

http://ifile.it/1rq62fh

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Okemah And The Melody Of Riot (2005)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 239 kbps APX VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 79,64 MB
Total Length: 00:46:39

1. Bandages and Scars
2. Afterglow 61
3. Jet Pilot
4. Atmosphere
5. Ipecac
6. Who
7. Endless War
8. Medication
9. 6 String Belief
10. Gramophone
11. Chaos Streams
12. World Waits For You
13. World Waits For You (Reprise)

http://ifile.it/rj2nh68

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – The Search (2007)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 256 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 88,70 MB
Total Length: 00:48:29

1. Slow Hearse
2. The Picture
3. Action
4. Underground Dream
5. Circadian Rhythm
6. Beacon Soul
7. The Search
8. Adrenaline and Heresy
9. Satellite
10. Automatic Society
11. Methamphetamine
12. L Train
13. Highways and Cigarettes
14. Phosphate Skin

http://ifile.it/6t5g1f3

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

https://i1.wp.com/www.hybridmagazine.com/music/0605/SonVolttopper.jpg

Son Volt EPs



Son Volt – Switchback EP (1997)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 320 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 31,25 MB
Total Length: 00:13:39

1. Back Into Your World
2. Tulsa County (Non-Album Track)
3. Drown (Live)
4. Going, Going, Gone (Non-Album Track)

http://ifile.it/7cgpeqy

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Straightface EP (1998)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 167 kbps VBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 18,10 MB
Total Length: 00:15:43

1. Straightface (radio version)
2. Holocaust (non-album track)
3. Last Time Around (live, non-album track)
4. Straightface (live 12-11-98)

http://ifile.it/dw5mn3h

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Afterglow 61 EP (2005)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 320 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 52,03 MB
Total Length: 00:22:45

1. Afterglow 61 (Radio Mix)
2. Joe Citizen Blues (Non-Album Live)
3. Bandages & Scars (Live)
4. Medication (Live)
5. Ipecac (Live)
6. Gramophone (Acoustic)

http://ifile.it/zyrc9he

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Banzai !!

thanks to solitaire

March 4, 2008 Posted by | Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Son Volt Discography

https://i1.wp.com/www.bradrice.net/images/brsvcoolblur.jpgHere’s the great Son Volt. The most under-rated group on this or any other planet!

First some background ….

When the great Alt Country pioneers, Uncle Tupelo, split in two due to “irreconcilable differences”, some of former members went on to form Son Volt, while the remainder formed Wilco.

Uncle Tupelo was really an innovative “alternative country” music group. They hailed from Belleville, Illinois and were making great music between 1987 and 1994. They in fact set down the whole alternative country template that has been copied by a thousand other groups since then. The key members were Messrs Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn.

Uncle Tupelo, as a trio, recorded three albums for Rockville Records, before signing with Sire Records and expanding to a five-piece. However, when things should have been sunniest, the band self destructed.

Yap – shortly after the release of the band’s major label debut album Anodyne, Farrar announced his decision to leave Uncle Tupelo due to a soured relationship with his co-songwriter Tweedy.

Uncle Tupelo therefore split on May 1, 1994, after completing a farewell tour.

Following the breakup, two of the original Tupelos, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn formed Son Volt, while the remaining Tupelo members, led by Jeff Tweedy, continued under the handle Wilco.

https://i0.wp.com/www.musicphotography.com/FirstAve35/SonVolt1999.jpg

Although Wilco went a somewhat different musical route, Son Volt are considered the closest continuance of Uncle Tupelo’s alt-country/Americana sound and musical legacy.

And while Wilco have been acclaimed for their work and have sold a lot of records, much less plaudits and commercial success have fallen the way of Son Volt – which is not only sad but scandalous, in my view.

Son Volt started off very brightly though, in terms of critical acclaim in any event, and their first album, Trace topped many “Best-Of” lists in 1995. However, it was unfortunately not a large commercial success.

The image “https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Son_Volt.jpg/220px-Son_Volt.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.This pattern would continue with their later works and their two follow-up albums – 1997’s Straightaways and 1998’s Wide Swing Tremolo – continued in the same vein.

Things reached a nadir when Son Volt were dropped from their record label contract with Warner Bros. Records, and announced a hiatus after their 1999 tour.

Beginning in 2001, Jay Farrar released several solo efforts that postponed further releases from Son Volt.

Farrar reformed with the original members of Son Volt to record a song for a tribute album for Alejandro Escovedo. The sessions reportedly went so well that Farrar and the other band members intended to record once again in the autumn of 2004. Just prior to the sessions, however, negotiations with the other bands members apparently reached a standstill when they refused to show up to the planned recording session that Farrar had arranged.

https://i0.wp.com/www.chromewaves.net/images/interface/20051018sonVolt.jpgHaving already booked studio time, Farrar formed a new version of the band with a different line-up and released the album Okemah and the Melody of Riot, in 2005.

2006 saw the release of a live CD and DVD called Six String Belief.

In 2007 the band released a studio album The Search.

Check out: www.sonvolt.net/

Buy Son Volt albums, all of em. These guys deserve all the success that comes their way – monetarily as well as critically.

All thanks to solitaire for compiling these great tasters! If you download, please delete within 24 hours.

Discography

Albums:

Trace (1995), Warner Bros. Records

Straightaways (1997), Warner Bros. Records

Wide Swing Tremolo (1998), Warner Bros. Records

Okemah and the Melody of Riot (2005), Transmit Sounds Records/Legacy Recordings

The Search (March 2007), Transmit Sounds Records/Legacy Recordings

EPs:

Switchback EP (1997)

Straightface EP (1998)

Afterglow 61 EP (2005)

Son Volt Albums


Son Volt – Trace (1995)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 192 kbps APS VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 57,93 MB
Total Length: 00:42:11

1. Windfall
2. Live Free
3. Tear Stained Eye
4. Route
5. Ten Second News
6. Drown
7. Loose String
8. Out Of The Picture
9. Catching On
10. Too Early
11. Mystifies Me

http://ifile.it/igqprus

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Straightaways (1997)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 227 kbps V0 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 65,59 MB
Total Length: 00:40:25

1. Caryatid Easy
2. Back Into Your World
3. Picking Up the Signal
4. Left a Slide
5. Creosote
6. Cemetery Savior
7. Last Minute Shakedown
8. Been Set Free
9. No More Parades
10. Way Down Watson

http://ifile.it/hbec0tp

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Wide Swing Tremolo (1998)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 229 kbps V0 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 74,70 MB
Total Length: 00:45:35

1. Straightface
2. Driving the View
3. Jodel
4. Medicine Hat
5. Strands
6. Flow
7. Dead Man’s Clothes
8. Right on Through
9. Chanty
10. Carry You Down
11. Question
12. Streets That Time Walks
13. Hanging Blue Side
14. Blind Hope

http://ifile.it/1rq62fh

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Okemah And The Melody Of Riot (2005)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 239 kbps APX VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 79,64 MB
Total Length: 00:46:39

1. Bandages and Scars
2. Afterglow 61
3. Jet Pilot
4. Atmosphere
5. Ipecac
6. Who
7. Endless War
8. Medication
9. 6 String Belief
10. Gramophone
11. Chaos Streams
12. World Waits For You
13. World Waits For You (Reprise)

http://ifile.it/rj2nh68

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – The Search (2007)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 256 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 88,70 MB
Total Length: 00:48:29

1. Slow Hearse
2. The Picture
3. Action
4. Underground Dream
5. Circadian Rhythm
6. Beacon Soul
7. The Search
8. Adrenaline and Heresy
9. Satellite
10. Automatic Society
11. Methamphetamine
12. L Train
13. Highways and Cigarettes
14. Phosphate Skin

http://ifile.it/6t5g1f3

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

https://i1.wp.com/www.hybridmagazine.com/music/0605/SonVolttopper.jpg

Son Volt EPs



Son Volt – Switchback EP (1997)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 320 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 31,25 MB
Total Length: 00:13:39

1. Back Into Your World
2. Tulsa County (Non-Album Track)
3. Drown (Live)
4. Going, Going, Gone (Non-Album Track)

http://ifile.it/7cgpeqy

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Straightface EP (1998)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 167 kbps VBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 18,10 MB
Total Length: 00:15:43

1. Straightface (radio version)
2. Holocaust (non-album track)
3. Last Time Around (live, non-album track)
4. Straightface (live 12-11-98)

http://ifile.it/dw5mn3h

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Son Volt – Afterglow 61 EP (2005)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 320 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 52,03 MB
Total Length: 00:22:45

1. Afterglow 61 (Radio Mix)
2. Joe Citizen Blues (Non-Album Live)
3. Bandages & Scars (Live)
4. Medication (Live)
5. Ipecac (Live)
6. Gramophone (Acoustic)

http://ifile.it/zyrc9he

pass: www.dancingmokey.com

Banzai !!

thanks to solitaire

March 4, 2008 Posted by | Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Son Volt Discography

https://i1.wp.com/www.bradrice.net/images/brsvcoolblur.jpgHere’s the great Son Volt. The most under-rated group on this or any other planet!

First some background ….

When the great Alt Country pioneers, Uncle Tupelo, split in two due to “irreconcilable differences”, some of former members went on to form Son Volt, while the remainder formed Wilco.

Uncle Tupelo was really an innovative “alternative country” music group. They hailed from Belleville, Illinois and were making great music between 1987 and 1994. They in fact set down the whole alternative country template that has been copied by a thousand other groups since then. The key members were Messrs Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn.

Uncle Tupelo, as a trio, recorded three albums for Rockville Records, before signing with Sire Records and expanding to a five-piece. However, when things should have been sunniest, the band self destructed.

Yap – shortly after the release of the band’s major label debut album Anodyne, Farrar announced his decision to leave Uncle Tupelo due to a soured relationship with his co-songwriter Tweedy.

Uncle Tupelo therefore split on May 1, 1994, after completing a farewell tour.

Following the breakup, two of the original Tupelos, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn formed Son Volt, while the remaining Tupelo members, led by Jeff Tweedy, continued under the handle Wilco.

https://i0.wp.com/www.musicphotography.com/FirstAve35/SonVolt1999.jpg

Although Wilco went a somewhat different musical route, Son Volt are considered the closest continuance of Uncle Tupelo’s alt-country/Americana sound and musical legacy.

And while Wilco have been acclaimed for their work and have sold a lot of records, much less plaudits and commercial success have fallen the way of Son Volt – which is not only sad but scandalous, in my view.

Son Volt started off very brightly though, in terms of critical acclaim in any event, and their first album, Trace topped many “Best-Of” lists in 1995. However, it was unfortunately not a large commercial success.

//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Son_Volt.jpg/220px-Son_Volt.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.This pattern would continue with their later works and their two follow-up albums – 1997’s Straightaways and 1998’s Wide Swing Tremolo – continued in the same vein.

Things reached a nadir when Son Volt were dropped from their record label contract with Warner Bros. Records, and announced a hiatus after their 1999 tour.

Beginning in 2001, Jay Farrar released several solo efforts that postponed further releases from Son Volt.

Farrar reformed with the original members of Son Volt to record a song for a tribute album for Alejandro Escovedo. The sessions reportedly went so well that Farrar and the other band members intended to record once again in the autumn of 2004. Just prior to the sessions, however, negotiations with the other bands members apparently reached a standstill when they refused to show up to the planned recording session that Farrar had arranged.

https://i0.wp.com/www.chromewaves.net/images/interface/20051018sonVolt.jpgHaving already booked studio time, Farrar formed a new version of the band with a different line-up and released the album Okemah and the Melody of Riot, in 2005.

2006 saw the release of a live CD and DVD called Six String Belief.

In 2007 the band released a studio album The Search.

Check out: www.sonvolt.net/

Buy Son Volt albums, all of em. These guys deserve all the success that comes their way – monetarily as well as critically.

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Discography

Albums:

Trace (1995), Warner Bros. Records

Straightaways (1997), Warner Bros. Records

Wide Swing Tremolo (1998), Warner Bros. Records

Okemah and the Melody of Riot (2005), Transmit Sounds Records/Legacy Recordings

The Search (March 2007), Transmit Sounds Records/Legacy Recordings

EPs:

Switchback EP (1997)

Straightface EP (1998)

Afterglow 61 EP (2005)

Son Volt Albums


Son Volt – Trace (1995)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 192 kbps APS VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 57,93 MB
Total Length: 00:42:11

1. Windfall
2. Live Free
3. Tear Stained Eye
4. Route
5. Ten Second News
6. Drown
7. Loose String
8. Out Of The Picture
9. Catching On
10. Too Early
11. Mystifies Me

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Son Volt – Straightaways (1997)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 227 kbps V0 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 65,59 MB
Total Length: 00:40:25

1. Caryatid Easy
2. Back Into Your World
3. Picking Up the Signal
4. Left a Slide
5. Creosote
6. Cemetery Savior
7. Last Minute Shakedown
8. Been Set Free
9. No More Parades
10. Way Down Watson

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Son Volt – Wide Swing Tremolo (1998)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 229 kbps V0 VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 74,70 MB
Total Length: 00:45:35

1. Straightface
2. Driving the View
3. Jodel
4. Medicine Hat
5. Strands
6. Flow
7. Dead Man’s Clothes
8. Right on Through
9. Chanty
10. Carry You Down
11. Question
12. Streets That Time Walks
13. Hanging Blue Side
14. Blind Hope

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Son Volt – Okemah And The Melody Of Riot (2005)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 239 kbps APX VBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 79,64 MB
Total Length: 00:46:39

1. Bandages and Scars
2. Afterglow 61
3. Jet Pilot
4. Atmosphere
5. Ipecac
6. Who
7. Endless War
8. Medication
9. 6 String Belief
10. Gramophone
11. Chaos Streams
12. World Waits For You
13. World Waits For You (Reprise)

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Son Volt – The Search (2007)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 256 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Joint Stereo
Total Size: 88,70 MB
Total Length: 00:48:29

1. Slow Hearse
2. The Picture
3. Action
4. Underground Dream
5. Circadian Rhythm
6. Beacon Soul
7. The Search
8. Adrenaline and Heresy
9. Satellite
10. Automatic Society
11. Methamphetamine
12. L Train
13. Highways and Cigarettes
14. Phosphate Skin

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Son Volt EPs



Son Volt – Switchback EP (1997)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 320 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 31,25 MB
Total Length: 00:13:39

1. Back Into Your World
2. Tulsa County (Non-Album Track)
3. Drown (Live)
4. Going, Going, Gone (Non-Album Track)

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Son Volt – Straightface EP (1998)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 167 kbps VBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 18,10 MB
Total Length: 00:15:43

1. Straightface (radio version)
2. Holocaust (non-album track)
3. Last Time Around (live, non-album track)
4. Straightface (live 12-11-98)

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Son Volt – Afterglow 61 EP (2005)

Codec: MPEG 1 Layer III
Settings: 320 kbps CBR / 44100 Hz / Stereo
Total Size: 52,03 MB
Total Length: 00:22:45

1. Afterglow 61 (Radio Mix)
2. Joe Citizen Blues (Non-Album Live)
3. Bandages & Scars (Live)
4. Medication (Live)
5. Ipecac (Live)
6. Gramophone (Acoustic)

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Banzai !!

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March 4, 2008 Posted by | Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, _MUSIC | 5 Comments