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Groo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Blues Die Hard Reply with quote

For some reason, the only CD I've had in my car for the past week has been No Depression by Uncle Tupelo. What's even stranger, is that I haven't gotten sick of it. I commute two hours each day, and it's all I've been listening to.

The last track on the reissue is called "Blues Die Hard." It just recently struck me how awesome this song is. At first, I thought it was a young Uncle Tupelo covering much better musicians. But apparently, it's an original. It's disappointing that it never got polished up, and officially released.

It seems that the liner notes are lacking on this song. Does anyone have more info on it?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is an outtake version of the more polished and better sung version that was on one of the early demo tapes. I loved the version on the demo tapes but didn't care for the version on No Depression - I thought the vocals were too sloppy.

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HighPlainsDrifter



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it too. Great guitar, that combined with the tempo reminds me of riding in a freight train box car through a bunch of economically depressed southern Illinois or plains towns or something. Being downtrodden and transient, that's the mental image it conjures.

I haven't heard anything beside the version on the ND reissue, wish UT had re-recorded that one and put it on an album. Probably way too late to hope for a SV version of it, Jay has either long since forgotten about it and/or is embarrassed of his early songs like it.
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reisinger



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone have the means of "you sending" this song. i love thinking there are still old UT songs i've not heard. always appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reisinger wrote:
does anyone have the means of "you sending" this song. i love thinking there are still old UT songs i've not heard. always appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I've been a fan of this song ever since it came on the reissue. I LOVE this song. To me it sorta has a CCR feel to it.

And I disagree with Roy, I prefer the reissue version. But that's splitting hairs.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BDH two live versions
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BDH two studio versions
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hell yeah, rock and roll uncle tupelo. i appreciate it lawrence, your helping me get through another hard library night.

WHAT'S THAT SOUND, I'VE GOT TO FIND MY HEAD AND GET A LOOK AROUND, I'M STILL LOOKING FOR THE DAY THAT I MIGHT FIND JUST A LITTLE PIECE OF WHAT WAS MINE.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The studio versions are newer, which I prefer to the live versions. I like it better slowed down and a little bluesier.
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SPIKE



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Blues Die Hard Reply with quote

Groo wrote:
For some reason, the only CD I've had in my car for the past week has been No Depression by Uncle Tupelo. What's even stranger, is that I haven't gotten sick of it. I commute two hours each day, and it's all I've been listening to.


No Depression NEVER gets old. EVER. It gets rotation at least every other day in my truck.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawrence Fan wrote:
To me it sorta has a CCR feel to it.


Blues Die Hard doesn't sound anything like Cross Canadian Ragweed.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anytime I think of BDH or Won't Forget, I begin to understand why Jay eventually split from Jeff; why share space with another artist when great songs such as these get knocked off the original releases to give Jeff's songs space.

I'm not dissing Jeff. The same goes for him. They each have their own visions and needed the space without having to compromise to give the other space.

Anytime you have multiple songwriters, this is going to happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the upload there Glenda...I don't have the re-issued version of ND.
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Lawrence Fan



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SPIKE wrote:
Lawrence Fan wrote:
To me it sorta has a CCR feel to it.


Blues Die Hard doesn't sound anything like Cross Canadian Ragweed.


Okay, is that a joke that I just don't get? Who is Cross Canadian Ragweed?
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