While we’re on the topic of Creedence, I’ve encountered a good number of Uncle Tupelo fans, over the years, who were unaware that “Effigy” was, in fact, a CCR cover. Not entirely surprising though, as the tune was not a single (it’s the closing track on the LP Willy And The Poor Boys), and as I mentioned in the previous post, the majority of CCR’s fans know them only as a singles band. Let’s remedy this, shall we.
Uncle Tupelo’s version, stylistically, pretty much follows the original, and was first released on the 1993 compilation No Alternative, and later on the band’s 21 track retrospective disc 89/93: An Anthology. It also exhibits, within its five minutes and fifty-nine seconds, some of Jay Farrar’s fiercest guitar work to date.