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- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo 3/20/91 xfer from Band Archive cassette

This show isn’t quite as pristine quality as the other UT archive stuff I have been posting, but this is a very special show- it was UT’s first time headlining mississippi nights, which was a big deal. They were returning from an east coast tour, so this was a homecoming show.
They pulled out a bunch of gems in this set, including FreakScene (dino jr), Cortez (neil young), She’s About a Mover, I drink stag, and many more. What a celebration.

Setlist courtesy of factorybelt.net:
Postcard/ Flatness/ Punch Drunk/ No Depression/ D.Boon/ Nothing/ Outdone/ Train/ True To Life/ Gun/ Life Worth Livin’/ Screen Door/ Discarded/ Whiskey Bottle/ Freak Scene/ Graveyard Shift/ That Year/ Left in the Dark/ Before I Break/ There Was A Time/ No Matter What/ John Hardy/ Cortez the Killer (w/ Brian Henneman)/ Atomic Power/ Factory Belt/ Sin City/ Little Guitars/ Streets of Bakersfield/ She’s About a Mover (w/ Brian Henneman)/ I Drink Stag (w/ Brian Henneman)

Recorded by: Tony Margherita
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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Beat Farmers- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo. 7/18/90 Multitrack Soundboard Audio xfer from master

About 14 years ago, we were lucky enough to have an opportunity to digitize Doug Morris’ archive. Doug was a DJ at KDHX in St. Louis and also recorded concerts in the 80s/early 90s.
This one is a multitrack soundboard tape from miss nights. Sounds excellent. I have a LOT more of Doug’s stuff sitting on archived DVDs that need to be finished up all these years later. We got the collection and fortunately we were able to share the tapes between a few of us friends to transfer. I got it right at the time that I was caring for my mom, so it made it difficult to get it all done.

Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi CR5A & EMU 1212M capture card
Sounds like Doug might have used a 4 track to do this one.
This is an xfer from the master OR 1st gen tape, not sure which

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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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