Somebody Likes It Ep 109: Uncle Tupelo – No Depression | One of Us

Somebody Likes It Ep 109: Uncle Tupelo – No Depression

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Somehow I’ve managed to find myself concurrently watching the second installment of The Decline of Western Civilization (The Metal Years) whilst writing this up, which is pretty much apropos of nothing, other than if you haven’t seen this brilliant documentary, you definitely should.

Another work worth investigating is Uncle Tupelo’s debut record, No Depression. Few bands can claim to have at least in some part founded a genre (in this case, alt-country, a.k.a. “y’all-ternative”), but in this instance it’s apt. I’ve heard so many bands with lineage from this it’s hard to quantify.

These guys are now better known for the bands they directly spawned, namely Son Volt and Wilco. Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy co-quarterbacked a fantastic band that burned brightly and, ultimately, wasn’t big enough for the two of them.

So strap in, grab a load o’ chaw (and maybe listen to a little Minutemen interspersed with Hank Williams if you need to warm up),and join us.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.