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DOWNLOAD - Uncle Tupelo - Colorblind and Rhymeless (1987 Demo Tape)

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What we have here is something that was posted more than 3 years ago and was never uploaded to The Treasury and given the last day or so, I found it appropriate to get out there again.

My main man Jeff out on the East coast was kind enough to send over some great Jeff Tweedy solo shows and after burning through those sets I started thinking about non-Wilco Jeff Tweedy and inevitably had to toss on some Uncle Tupelo, one of the original alt-country bands. Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy both cutting their songwriting chops singing about whiskey, failed love and...well...that's about it. But it was fantastic and set the scene for two of the best songwriters of a generation.

Jay Farrar went on to form Son Volt, New Multitudes (with our very own Mr. Jim James) and perform as a solo musician. Jeff Tweedy, well, we all know how that turned out. Wilco, Volkswagen commercials, the works really.

These are some of the earliest known demos of their work, something sent out on cassette tapes to radio stations and record label exec's.

But before either of them were alt-country heroes they were a couple of kids from Belleville, IL trying to make sense of the world around them. Enjoy this music, it has a special place in history.

Uncle Tupelo Official - Facebook - The Treasury - InsoundUncle Tupelo

01 Before I Break
02 I Got Drunk
03 Screen Door
04 Blues Die Hard
05 Pickle River

DOWNLOAD - Uncle Tupelo - Colorblind and Rhymeless (1987 Demo Tape)

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wow, never heard these before! so very cool. thanks jason, this is a special post.

October 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjgsvinyl

We have two more UT demo's going up today!

October 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterJason

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