|Video still from Uncle Tupelo's last ever concert.|
- Uncle Tupelo
- The Kinks
- The Jam
- Brinsley Schwarz
- Modern Lovers (original line-up)
- Husker Du
- Mr. T Experience (classic lineup with Jon Von)
A reunion that would be near the top of my list is Uncle Tupelo. It's no secret Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar don't like each other and neither has any interest in playing together again, but it would be sure nice!
When they broke up (last show): Uncle Tupelo's last concert was May 1, 1994 at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis.
Why They Split: Egos, jealousy. Jay might have felt threatened by Jeff taking a more active role in the band. Also Jeff stroking Jay's girlfriend's hair caused further tension to an already disintegrating relationship.
Post Breakup: Tweedy and the rest of Tupelo formed Wilco, while Farrar started a new band, Son Volt. Wilco has gone on to be quite successful both commercially and artistically. They have taken their sound beyond the genre of No Depression alt-country to creative heights that make Wilco one of the most interesting American bands now. Jay Farrar has stayed closer to his roots with a sound steeped in Americana.
Odds of a Reunion: Doesn't look good right now, but you never know. I honestly believe this will happen eventually, maybe if Wilco takes a long break or if the right opportunity or a common cause brings them together. Many bands have buried the hatchet for a one-off or two if the money is right, but I don't believe this would be about money. I don't think Farrar wants to be upstaged by Tweedy and it would probably have to be an even split setlist (similar to their last show).
This is a great sounding recording that is sourced from a FM broadcast. This show features many tracks from the forthcoming album, Anodyne that was released later in the year. Tweedy and Farrar were still on speaking terms at this time.
July 3, 1993
02. Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
03. True To Life
05. Watch Me Fall
07. The Long Cut
09. Atomic Power (Louvin/Louvin/Bains)
10. New Madrid
13. Steal The Crumbs
14. Looking For A Way Out
16. Fifteen Keys
17. We've Been Had
18. Give Back The Key To My Heart (Sahm)
19. No Depression
UNCLE TUPELO- 1993- 07-03, Roskilde Festival, Denmark, FLAC. rar