Coffee Creek- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 7/30/93 Audio Soundboard xfer from Band Archive

First and foremost- this is a MUST LISTEN if you are an Uncle Tupelo, WIlco, Son Volt, or classic country fan. Coffee Creek are Tweedy/Farrar/Heidorn(Uncle Tupelo), Brian Henneman(Bottle Rockets) doing classic country/rock covers! So great.

Back in the early 90s, I was friends with Tony Margherita & Bob Andrews who managed Uncle Tupelo, The Bottle Rockets and many more. I had followed UT around and filmed/audio recorded over 10 shows in the span of a couple of years, including the 2 final shows in St. Louis. Since the band was defunct (and Wilco was not the HUGE band they are today), Tony let my good friend Jim stop by and pick up “a few” cassettes in late 1994. Jim goes to the office and calls me:
J(whispering): Dude, there are like 50 tapes here. Do you have Coffee Creek?
Me: No
J: How about X(some other one)
Me: No. Just grab them all and I will sort them out.
So Jim grabs a box and shoves about 50 tapes in, and takes off. Bob and Tony were like :-O. Haha! Thanks guys.
I am shocked that these are not online yet.

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

Photo courtesy of Michael Pemberton’s excellent factorybelt dot net site. Check it out!
Man, I wish I took pictures of the tapes.

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Coffee Creek- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 6/11/92 Audio Soundboard Uncle Tupelo country covers band archive transfer

Here is the most complete document of the legendary Coffee Creek- this show has a few cuts, but appears to be mostly complete. Coffee Creek were a side project of Uncle Tupelo (Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweddy, Mike Heidorn) plus Brian Henneman from the Bottle Rockets.

btw, I know that this ticket stub is for the other Coffee Creek show I posted (7/30/93). I should have used this image for that show, and the coffee cup (which I have been searching for, for many years) image for this show. Oh well. Both images from Michael Pemberton’s excellent factorybelt.net website.

Setlist:
Buckeroo (end)/ Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?/ Love’s Gonna Live Here/ Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me/ I Wanna Destroy You/ Sleeping Room/ Wallflower/ Is Anybody Going to San Antone/ You’re Still On My Mind/ Sing Me Back Home/ Powderfinger (has a cut)/ Atomic Power/ Wrote A Song For Everyone/ instrumental/ Back to the Country/ Wasted Days and Wasted Nights/ Blue Eyes/ Moonshiner (has a cut)/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ A Good Year for the Roses/ Do Re Mi/ Thanks A Lot/ Are You Ready For the Country?/ Texas Me/ Mendocino/ Movin’ On/ Texas in the Rain (?)/ Turkey in the Straw/ She’s About A Mover/ Waltz Across Festus (sic)

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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Uncle Tupelo- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 5/28/90 Audio only Soundboard from band archive

Moving back over to the Uncle Tupelo archive that I digitized about 25 years ago. Here’s my story on that from a previous post:

Back in the early 90s, I was friends with Tony Margherita & Bob Andrews who managed Uncle Tupelo, The Bottle Rockets and many more. I had followed UT around and filmed/audio recorded over 10 shows in the span of a couple of years, including the 2 final shows in St. Louis. Since the band was defunct (and Wilco was not the HUGE band they are today), Tony let my good friend Jim stop by and pick up “a few” cassettes in late 1994. Jim goes to the office and calls me:
J(whispering): Dude, there are like 50 tapes here. Do you have Coffee Creek?
Me: No
J: How about X(some other one)
Me: No. Just grab them all and I will sort them out.
So Jim grabs a box and shoves about 50 tapes in, and takes off. Bob and Tony were like    :-O. Haha! Thanks guys.
I am shocked that these are not online yet.

Thanks to michael Pemberton for the description/setlist below, and the flyer image from the show:
Before I Break (end)/ Graveyard Shift/ Sin City/ Wasn’t Born To Follow/ I Wanna Be Your Dog/ True To Life/ In The Street/ Song To Woody/ I Got Drunk (cut)

Partial soundboard recording.

Billed as an acoustic set, and the existing tape is all acoustic, but several attendees remember that they plugged in for much of the night. Contains the only known performance of Bob Dylan’s “Song to Woody.” Brian Henneman also played a few songs solo (no tape of his set has circulated), and it was at this show that he announced that Chicken Truck had broken up.

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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Uncle Tupelo- Furst Rock, St. Louis Mo. 11/1/89 Soundboard xfer from band archive tape

It’s late and I just got back from a business trip, but it looks like I can get today’s upload in before midnight.
Here is UT’s opening set for Firehose at Furst Rock. I saw Firehose for the first time (at Club Me) about 2 weeks after this. Great version of the Vertebrats’ “Left in the Dark” on this one.

Setlist (courtesy of the excellent factorybelt.net website):
Factory Belt/ That Year/ Left in the Dark/ So Called Friend/ Sauget Wind/ Screen Door/ Otherside/ Life Worth Livin’/ Flatness/ Cocaine Blues/ I Got Drunk/ A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall/ Graveyard Shift

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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Uncle Tupelo- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo 10/13/89 xfer from Band’s archive master soundboard audio tape

Uncle Tupelo were from Belleville, Il, so the closest major city was St. Louis. They played many venues around town in the early days, but Cicero’s was their home base. Cicero’s was a legendary basement bar/venue below an italian restaurant. You’ll see a good chunk of classic UT shows coming from here.
Setlist (courtesy of the great factorybelt dot net website:
Otherside/ Sin City/ Graveyard Shift/ D.Boon/ Flatness/ Cocaine Blues/ Outdone/ Screen Door/ So Called Friend/ Baby, Please Don’t Go/ Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door/ Train/ Whiskey Bottle/ Fortunate Son/ Factory Belt/ Mercedes Benz/ No Matter What/ That Year/ Life Worth Livin’/ There Was A Time/ Mannish Boy (sort of)/ A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

That’s right. Gimme Gimme Gimme by Black Flag, country style.

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

PS: I know that the DAT sleeve says 10/13/87, but the band did not have that many songs in 87, so the cassette must have been labeled with the wrong year.

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Uncle Tupelo- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 8/25/89 Soundboard xfer from band archive tape

This soundboard mix is probably the best mix out of all of the cicero’s shows. Unfortunately, it cuts at 90min. Photo is from closing night of the old basement location of Cicero’s- Jay Farrar made a surprise appearance with Brian Henneman and the Bottlerockets.

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

Factory Belt/ Flatness/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ That Year/ Blues Die Hard/ D.Boon/ Fortunate Son/ Outdone/ Train/ Life Worth Livin’/ Cocaine Blues/ Do Re Mi/ Otherside/ Mercedes Benz/ So Called Friend/ Pickle River/ Screen Door/ Whiskey Bottle/ A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall/ Little Guitars/ Orange Blossom Special/ Good Times/ No Depression/ Maggie’s Farm/ Sauget Wind/ Cinnamon Girl/ I Got Drunk/ Graveyard Shift (cut)

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Uncle Tupelo- Blue Note, Columbia Mo 8/22/88 xfer from band archive audio tape Soundboard

This was one of my favorite shows from Tony’s archive. They must have thought it was good as well- they used a few songs from this for one of their first demo tapes “Live and Otherwise”.
Great mix, and incredible covers.

Setlist courtesy of factorybelt.net:
Maggie’s Farm/ I Got Drunk/ Cocaine Blues/ Cinnamon Girl/ Screen Door/ Before I Break/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ No Depression/ Graveyard Shift/ Pickle River/ Life Worth Livin’/ Fortunate Son/ That Year/ Baby Please Don’t Go/ Dead Flowers/ Down By the River/ Good Times

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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