RELEASE
August 03, 1992
LABEL
Rockville

Album Review

Produced by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, March 16-20, 1992 represents Uncle Tupelo's full evolution into a true country unit; with the exception of the eerie squalls of guitar feedback which haunt Jeff Tweedy's mesmerizing "Wait Up," there's virtually no evidence of the trio's punk heritage. Instead, the all-acoustic album -- a combination of Tupelo originals and well-chosen traditional songs -- taps into the very essence of backwoods culture, its music rooted in the darkest corners of Appalachian life. An inescapable sense of dread grips this collection, from the large-scale threat depicted in the stunning rendition of the Louvin Brothers' "The Great Atomic Power" to the fatalism of the worker anthems "Grindstone" and "Coalminers"; even the character studies, including a revelatory "Moonshiner," are relentlessly grim. A vivid glimpse at the harsh realities of rural existence, March 16-20, 1992 is a brilliant resurrection of a bygone era of American folk artistry.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Grindstonehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520849&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  2. Coalminershttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520850&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  3. Wait Uphttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520852&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  4. Criminalshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520853&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  5. Shaky Groundhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520855&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  6. Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Downhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520856&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  7. Black Eyehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520860&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  8. Moonshinerhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520863&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  9. I Wish My Baby Was Bornhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520865&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  10. Atomic Powerhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520868&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  11. Lilli Schullhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520873&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  12. Warfarehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520875&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  13. Fatal Woundhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520885&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  14. Sanduskyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520889&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
  15. Wipe the Clockhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=287520896&id=287520820&at=11l9vR
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