Uncle Tupelo Live Performances, 1991
NOTE: Information on live recordings is included for informational purposes only. Please do not write to inquire about availability of these recordings.
01/11/91 - Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Show ended with "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" (thanks to Tim B. for the information).
01/12/91 - Lounge Ax, Chicago, IL
Here's a preview from the Chicago Sun-Times.
01/25/91 - Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX
Big Car and The Clowns opened. A preview from the Austin American-Statesman.
02/01/91 - Juanita's Cantina, Little Rock, AR
The Hilltops opened.
02/02/91 - Antenna Club, Memphis, TN
Here's a preview from the Commercial Appeal.
02/??/91 - The Blind Pig Company, Champaign, IL
(Thanks to Matt Johnson for the scan)
02/15/91 - The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
02/16/91 - Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Factory Belt/ No Depression/ Postcard/ Train/ Flatness/ Punch Drunk/ D.Boon/ Discarded/
Life Worth Livin'/ Nothing/ True to Life/ Outdone/ Watch Me Fall/ Before I
Break/ Gun/ Wasn't Born to Follow/ Screen Door/ I Got Drunk/ t-shirt song/
Whiskey Bottle (cut)/ That Year/ Graveyard Shift/ Atomic Power/ Left in
the Dark/ Freak Scene/ Fortunate Son/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ Down By The
River/ Baby Please Don't Go/ There Was A Time
Soundboard recording. Fantastic set. Part of this set was broadcast on KCOU in Columbia.
(Thanks to Aaron Stoker for the scan)
02/23/91 - TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA
02/24/91 - WMBR Studios, Cambridge, MA
True to Life/ D. Boon/ Whiskey Bottle/ Screen Door/ Punch Drunk/ Watch Me Fall/ There Was
a Time/ Graveyard Shift/ Flatness/ I Wanna Be Your Dog
FM broadcast. Great acoustic performance.
02/25/91 - Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA
02/26/91 - Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
Postcard/ Flatness/ Punch Drunk/ D. Boon/ Life Worth Livin'/ Nothing/ True To Life/ Outdone/
Gun/ Whiskey Bottle/ That Year/ Graveyard Shift/ Factory Belt/ Fall Down
Easy/ Watch Me Fall/ Looking For a Way Out
Audience recording, as well as an incomplete video with soundboard
audio (click on the hyperlinks above to watch clips on Youtube). Part of a brief tour where UT opened for The Replacements.
02/28/91 - Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Opened for The Replacements (thanks to Paul for the information).
03/09/91 - KDHX Studios, St. Louis, MO
True to Life/ Watch Me Fall/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ D.Boon/ Atomic Power (w/ Freddy Fiction on
spoons over the phone)/ Factory Belt/ There Was a Time/ Sin City
FM broadcast, acoustic performance and interview. There are also tapes
that omit the interview but have better sound quality, and as well as an
incomplete studio tape that includes 35 minutes of the full set in perfect
03/??/91 - Austin, TX
South by Southwest Festival
03/18/91 - Trax, Charlottesville, VA
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet/ D.Boon/ Discarded/ Life Worth Livin'/ Nothing/ I Felt Like a
Gringo/ True To Life/ Watch Me Fall/ Willin'/ Gun/ Ripple (kind of)/
"grammatically correct" Whole Lotta Love/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ I Got
Drunk/ Pickle River
Excellent quality soundboard recording of the first half of the show.
One of the loosest sets ever with lots of off-the-cuff covers. This is the date that was marked
on the original cassette, but it may actually be 4/18/91.
03/20/91 - Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO
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)
Audience recording. First of many great headlining shows at Mississippi
Nights. The Magnolias opened.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch, 3/15/91: "Uncle Tupelo is back in town after an East Coast tour - and gets its first crack headlining at the big club after years of packing them in at the smaller venues. The chance to play night after night should have tightened this outfit up even further, making even more effective its energetic blend of traditional country and folk influences with rock and punk. The Magnolias will open."
03/22/91 - Waterloo Records, Austin, TX
03/22/91 - Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX
South by Southwest showcase, with Drivin' n Cryin', Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey with Marshall Crenshaw, Monks of Doom, and Grains of Faith. Peter Blackstock wrote this preview for the Austin American-Statesman: "Belleville, Ill., rockers Uncle Tupelo made their mark in 1990 with
their debut LP No Depression, which blended elements of country and rock
in a way that suggested the Replacements crossed with Gram Parsons."
An American-Statesman article on 3/24/91 said: "But when Uncle Tupelo's turn arrived, the stage lights malfunctioned and most of that set was played in the dark."
Marty Racine from the Houston Chronicle, in a summary of SXSW '91, wrote " Ex-True Believer Alejandro Escovedo didn't seem to power his Buick MacKane with
much authority at the Continental. And Austin's Uncle Tupelo were
generic background rock at Liberty Lunch."
04/??/91 - Cicero's Basement Bar, St. Louis, MO
With Michelle Shocked. From an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 4/19/91: "Shocked and Uncle Tupelo ... played an impromptu, and reportedly very free-form, set at Cicero's Basement Bar a couple of weeks back."
04/05/91 - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
04/06/91 - Layafette's, Oxford, MS
Postcard/ Nothing/ True To Life/ That Year/ D.Boon/ I Got Drunk/ Train/ Outdone/ Watch Me
Fall/ Whiskey Bottle/ Punch Drunk/ Flatness/ Wasn't Born To Follow/ Life Worth Livin'/
Graveyard Shift/ ?/ Factory Belt
Soundboard recording. Date may not be correct.
04/12/91 - 40 Watt, Athens, GA
This show was booked, but may have been cancelled.
04/13/91 - Atlanta, GA
This show was booked, but may have been cancelled.
04/16/91 - Knoxville, TN
04/17/91 - Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
Postcard/ Flatness/ Punch Drunk/ D.Boon/ Discarded/ Life Worth Livin'/ Nothing/ True To Life/
Gun/ I Felt Like A Gringo/ Whiskey Bottle/ Little Guitars/ Graveyard
Shift/ Do Re Mi
Soundboard recording. Opened for Cracker.
04/18/91 - Blacksburg, VA
This location is given in a tour schedule included in the liner notes of the Still Feel Gone reissue,
but the location may have changed to Trax in Charlottesville (see listing for 3/18/91).
04/19/91 - Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
From the Baltimore Sun: "There's probably just one place in Baltimore this weekend where you can
take a hot air balloon ride, admire arts and crafts, gorge yourself on
midway food and watch canine Frisbee-catching championships. There's all that and more at the Johns Hopkins University, which today
through Sunday throws its 20th annual Spring Fair, rain or shine. Upwards of 100,000 people are expected for the Homewood campus event,
which takes on an international flavor with the theme ``Passport '91: A
Trip Around the World.'' Festivities begin at noon today.
9 p.m.-2 a.m. -- Music by Ten Times Big, Final Chapter and Uncle Tupelo,
Levering Hall. Open only to students with a valid college ID. Admission,
$3. Beer will be served with double ID.
04/20/91 - Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
04/24/91 - Graham Chapel, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Punch Drunk/ Flatness/ Postcard/ D. Boon/ Discarded/ Life Worth Livin'/ Nothing/ True To Life/ Watch Me Fall/ No Depression/ Gun/ Whiskey Bottle
Audience recording. Opened for Billy Bragg. Likely the first time that Billy and Jeff Tweedy
04/25/91 - The Hurricane, Kansas City, MO
Hee Haw Ditty #1/ Postcard/ That Year/ Punch Drunk/ D.Boon/ Discarded/ Hee Haw Ditty #2/
Life Worth Livin'/ Nothing/ True to Life/ Watch Me Fall/ Corona/ Sauget
Wind/ John Hardy/ Gun/ ?(instrumental)/ Johnny B. Goode/ Whiskey Bottle/
Outdone/ brief Led Zeppelin medley/ No Matter What/ Little Guitars/ No
Depression/ That Year/ Graveyard Shift/ t-shirt song/ Screen Door/ Atomic
Power/ Before I Break/ Wipeout/ Factory Belt/ Cortez the Killer (w/ Brian
Audience recording, as well as a shaky, handheld video (click on the hyperlinks above to watch clips on Youtube).
04/26/91 - The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
04/27/91 - Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Partial setlist: Cortez the Killer (w/ Brian Henneman)/ Anarchy in the UK
The famous "blue tuxedo" show.
05/10/91 - Madison, WI
05/11/91 - Minneapolis, MN
06/14/91 - Lounge Ax, Chicago, IL
I Wanna Destroy You (electric)/ Discarded/ Flatness/ Looking For A Way Out/ D.Boon/
True to Life/ Fall Down Easy/ Cold Shoulder/ Postcard/ Nothing/ Life Worth Livin'/
Punch Drunk/ Watch Me Fall/ Whiskey Bottle/ Gun/ Everybody Knows This is
Nowhere/ That Year/ Factory Belt/ Atomic Power/ The Mike Heidorn Song
(sung by Brian Henneman)/ Graveyard Shift/ Screen Door/ Left in the Dark/
I Got Drunk
Audience recording. One-off show played while the band was on the way
to Boston to record Still Feel Gone. Contains the only known version of
Brian Henneman's classic song about Mike Heidorn.
06/??/91(?) - Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA
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
Audience recording. The date here is a guess, the original
tape was simply marked "Charlie's Tap." This seems to be a one-off
acoustic show during the recording of Still Feel Gone. The band was very
drunk and very loose, with Brian Henneman (who played an opening set)
razzing them from the crowd when he was not onstage. 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).
06/28/91 - TT the Bears, Cambridge, MA
With Uncle Betty
07/07/91 - "High Anxiety" KDHX Studios, St. Louis, MO
07/11/91 - Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 7/5/91: "The boys from Belleville headline, fresh from a recent
trip up east to record their second (forthcoming) album. Head Candy opens."
09/09/91 - Jake's Bloomington, IN
Postcard/ Nothing/ Discarded/ Looking For a Way Out/ Flatness/ True to Life/ D.Boon/
Fall Down Easy/ Watch Me Fall/ I Wanna Destroy You (electric)/ Outdone/ Cold
Shoulder/ Punch Drunk/ No Depression/ Gun/ John Hardy/ Graveyard Shift/
Still Be Around/ Life Worth Livin'/ Everybody Knows This is Nowhere/
Whiskey Bottle/ That Year/ Streets of Bakersfield/ Factory Belt/ Hello
There/ Roll Another Number/ Left in the Dark
09/12/91 - Club DeWash, Madison, WI
9/15/91 - "The Dust Bowl Club" - KDHX High Anxiety, St. Louis, MO
Ballad of Festus/ Coffee Monkey/ Green Acres/ (Is Anybody Going
to) San Antone?/ Loganberry (from Henneman demo)/ Wallflower (from Henneman demo)/
Turn for the Worse (from Henneman demo)/ Indianapolis (from Henneman demo)/
Manhattan Countryside/ I Ain't Got No Home/ Moonshiner/ Hotel California/
I Saw the Light/ Roll Another Number/ Waiting on a Friend/ Never Won a
Grammy/ Hillbilly Love/ Stoned Faces Don't Lie/ I Drink Stage-Partyman/
Okie From Muskogee/ Wave That Flag (from Henneman demo)
FM broadcast and pre-FM studio tape, from the late Doug Morris' KDHX radio show "High Anxiety." The only
known recorded performance of the "The Dust Bowl Club" (Brian Henneman, Jay Farrar, and Tom Parr).
A number of songs played are from a demo tape that Brian recorded with members of UT during the recording
of Still Feel Gone. For quite some time, the only known tape of this show was recorded off the radio, with
all of the between-song conversation edited out. More recently, Doug Morris' pre-fm cassette of the show surfaced,
though unfortunately Doug recorded over the last 30 minutes of his tape, meaning that the last 5 songs only exist
from the FM tape. Previously listed as 9/14/91, but the show started after midnight, so 9/15/91 is the correct date.
10/05/91 - Lounge Ax, Chicago, IL
No Depression/ Nothing/ Discarded/ Looking for a Way Out/ Flatness/ True to Life/ D.Boon/
Fall Down Easy/ Watch Me Fall/ Cars (fragment)/ Cold Shoulder/ Punch Drunk/
Outdone/ Gun/ Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat/ Graveyard Shift/ Still be Around/
Life Worth Livin'/ That Year/ Postcard/ Whiskey Bottle/ I Wanna Destroy
You/ Slow Ride > Factory Belt/ Hello There/ Roll Another Number (w/
Brian Henneman)/ Moonshiner (electric version w/ Brian Henneman)
Audience recording. Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" and Foghat's
"Slow Ride" were unrehearsed and incomplete. A preview from the Chicago Sun-Times.
10/11/91 - Club Lingerie, Los Angeles, CA
I Wanna Destroy You/ Postcard/ Flatness/ True to Life/ D. Boon/ Fall Down Easy/ Looking
For A Way Out/ Streets of Bakersfield/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ No Depression/
That Year/ Punch Drunk/ Gun/ Graveyard Shift/ Whiskey Bottle/ Factory
Belt/ Hello There/ Do Re Mi/ Baby, Please Don't Go
10/12/91 - Bogarts, Long Beach, CA
With the Walkabouts
10/17/91 - Texas Tavern, Austin, TX
10/19/91 - Axiom, Houston, TX
With the Walkabouts
10/22/91 - Lafayette's, Oxford, MS
I Wanna Destroy You/ Postcard/ Nothing/ Looking For A Way Out/ Flatness/ True To Life/ D.Boon/
Fall Down Easy/ Discarded/ Watch Me Fall/ Still Be Around/ Punch Drunk/
Gun/ No Depression/ Whiskey Bottle/ That Year/ Graveyard Shift/ Factory
Belt/ Hello There/ Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
11/21/91 - Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO
Factory Belt/ Hello There/ D.Boon/ Blues Die Hard/ Looking For A Way Out/ Watch Me Fall/
Postcard/ True to Life/ Gun/ No Depression/ I Wanna Destroy You/ I Found
That Essence Rare/ Before I Break/ Moonshiner (electric version with
Henneman)/ Sweet Home Alabama (Henneman vocals)/ Graveyard Shift
A mediocre audience recording that was later broadcast on KDHX in St.
Louis. The broadcast did not contain the complete show. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/91:
"With a new album, ''Still Feel Gone,'' blowing out the doors of record stores, Belleville's
finest country/rock/punk/etc. band is back in the spotlight. Texas Instruments opens."
12/07/91 - TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA
12/09/91 - Raoul's Roadside Attraction, Portland, MN
Thanks to Jill O. for the information.
12/11/91 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere/ Postcard/ Flatness/ True to Life/ D.Boon/ Fall Down Easy/
Nothing/ Looking For A Way Out/ Watch Me Fall/ Still Be Around/ Gun/
Discarded/ Punch Drunk/ Whiskey Bottle/ Factory Belt/ Hello There/
12/14/91 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Postcard/ Flatness (has a cut)/ True to Life/ D. Boon/ Fall Down Easy/ Nothing/
Looking For A Way Out/ Watch Me Fall/ Still Be Around/ Gun/ Discarded/ Whiskey Bottle/ Punch
With Danny Gatton. Audience shot video footage, the tape does not contain the complete show. A preview from the Washington Post.
12/21/91 - Coffee Creek - Cicero's Basement Bar, St. Louis, MO
The first of the four Coffee Creek shows. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 12/19/91: "Fresh Brew: Uncle Tupelo members Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn will jam with ex-Chicken Trucker Brian Henneman as the group Coffee Creek in a concert at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Cicero's, 6510 Delmar Boulevard. Tony Margherita, manager of Coffee Creek, advised us not to expect the usual Tupelo or Henneman material. ''Coffee Creek will be doing country music covers, anything from Hank Williams to George Jones. It's Christmas time and they want to do something fun.'' Margherita said the new year will include ''huge plans'' for Uncle Tupelo. ''They'll be doing lots of touring, and will have a new release. And Brian's talking to some record labels, too,'' he said. ''We're hoping he'll have a record out in the next few months.'' The Atomic Fossils will open."
1991 - Streetside Records, St. Louis, MO
Atomic Power/ Factory Belt/ True to Life
FM broadcast. Acoustic set on the sidewalk outside the record store.
1991 - "Maxwell Sessions", NYC
D. Boon/ Factory Belt
Acoustic performance as well as an interview with Pat DiNizio (of the
Smithereens). Released on a promo-only compilation CD by the radio station.
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