No Depression is the first studio album by alternative country band Uncle Tupelo, released in June 1990.
Album · 1990 · 18 Songs. Uncle Tupelo’s breakthrough 1990 debut blended country-rock brawn, punk’s brashness, and intimate folk songwriting; with this mix, they launched a movement that appealed to both the alternative and roots crowds. Graveyard Shift is a shining distillation of their sound, with honky-tonk hammer-ons and punchy guitars that come crashing in with the sudden intensity of a bar fight. Life Worth Livin’ relegates the distortion to backing noise as Jay Farrar pours one out for the underdog, and Jeff Tweedy brings head-banging breakdowns to Flatness. No Depression Uncle Tupelo.
Uncle Tupelo's landmark opening salvo is the group's most rock-oriented album, steeped more in breakneck speed, punk crunch, and guitar dissonance than any of their subsequent efforts. Indeed, despite the presence of mandolins, fiddles, and banjos - as well as inclusion of the title track, a faithful cover of the . Carter classic - the trio's vaunted country leanings are less musical than thematic on No Depression, thanks in large part to singers/songwriters Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy's acute depictions of rural, blue-collar.
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Tracklist: 1. Graveyard Shift, 2. That Year, 3. Before I Break, 4. No Depression, 5. Factory Belt, 6. Whiskey Bottle, 7. Outdone, 8. Train, 9. Life Worth Livin’, 10. Flatness, 11. So Called Friend, 12. Screen Door, 13. John Hardy.
Produced by Paul Q. Kolderie & Sean Slade. No Depression Lyrics. Oh, fear the hearts of men are failing For these are latter days, we know The Great Depression now is spreading God's word declared it would be so. I'm going where there's no depression To a better land that's free from care I'll leave this world of toil and trouble My home's in heaven, I'm going there
The band released three more records before sly-in 1994. Farrar and Tweedy both went on to lead successful bands, and in the two decades since they parted, reimagining Americana has become its own cottage industry, a fury of wool vests and reconditioned banjos and oiled beards