Quarantining The Past: Uncle Tupelo’s ‘March 16-20, 1992’: For all | Prefix
Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy fronted a band that had been around since the late ‘80s, and had put out their seminal, influential debut, No Depression, in 1990. That album showed us a band as powerful as any rock band the labels caught in their crosshairs post-Nevermind but with a country twang and true sense of tradition. Their second record, the slightly less twangy but far more textured Still Feel Gone, followed in 1991 (one week before Nevermind, actually). Both records were well received, and Uncle Tupelo was exactly the kind of fringe band that the labels might have taken a shot at.