This show is probably the most legendary of all of the Uncle Tupelo archive tapes. Like I mentioned before, Cicero’s was Uncle Tupelo’s “home base” in the late 80s, and they were famous (notorious) for drunken performances back then. This was rumored to be the pinnacle of great, drunken performances from back then. I mean, just check out that setlist! (setlist courtesy of the excellent factorybelt.net website).
And I know that this is a pic of The Old 97s, but it was the only one that I could find that showed the stage of the original Cicero’s.
Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables.
Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV
Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You
Setlist: So Called Friend/ Graveyard Shift/ Train/ John Hardy/ Factory Belt/ Life Worth Livin’/ Mr. Soul/ Whiskey Bottle/ D.Boon/ Outdone/ Weary Blues From Waiting/ Little Guitars/ Screen Door/ Otherside/ There Was A Time*/ Willin’/ A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall/ Flatness/ Dead Flowers/ That Year/ No Depression/ Mercedes Benz/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ Baby, Please Don’t Go/ Cocaine Blues/ Do Re Mi/ Blues Die Hard/ ?/ I Wanna Be Your Dog/ I Got Drunk/ Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
* This refers to the early uptempo version of “Looking For A Way Out,” similar to the version on the “Sauget Wind” single.