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Uncle Tupelo was an alternative country music group from Belleville, Illinois, active between 1987 and 1994. Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn formed the band after the lead singer of their previous band, The Primitives, left to attend college. The trio recorded three albums for Rockville Records, before signing with Sire Records and expanding to a five-piece. Shortly after the release of the band's major label debut album Anodyne, Farrar announced his decision to leave the band due to… read more

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  • I've always held the fact that one of their roadies called into a Ween radio interview and took offense to Reggaejunkiejew being played against them. I still don't like them. The world surely didn't need a country version of Soul Asylum.
  • Great!
  • What a talented bunch of guys! It's not exactly the style of music I dig the most, but I get that it's good.
  • Awesome band ! Great band to see live back in the day.... Tweedy and Farrar, both great - Love Son Volt and Wilco
  • They sure know how to make music!
  • Solid.
  • If they'd had just one more great songwriter, they would have been like Buffalo Springfield II [2]
  • farrar + tweedy > farrar or tweedy
  • farrar > tweedy

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