Uncle Tupelo were (in)famous for early, drunken performances. A few of them were documented in their archive, but this one is next level drunkenness. They were recording their album Still Feel Gone at Fort Apache, and this appears to be a one-off acoustic show. Jeff can barely talk straight at the beginning of the show. Awesome setlist, including single-verse attempts of songs never played before or since!

The recording of this in the pile of archive tapes was messy- the tape was just labeled “Charlie’s Tap”, and other fragments of the show was split across other vaguely named tapes.

Setlist: Willin’/ Flatness/ True to Life/ Gun/ There Was A Time/ Corona/ I’ve Been Working on the Railroad/ Punch Drunk/ Sin City/ Do Re Mi/ Life Worth Livin’/ Friend of the Devil/ Before I Break/ Whiskey Bottle/ Factory Belt/ September Gurls/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ Watch Me Fall/ No Depression/ At the Crossroads/ You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet/ The Joker (Brian Hennemen vocal)/ Graveyard Shift (cut)
Only known versions of the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil,” Big Star’s “September Gurls,” and Doug Sahm’s “At the Crossroads,” (though each of those were unrehearsed and aborted after a verse or two).

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

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