Archive for the 'Whiskeytown' Category

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

While visiting family last week in North Carolina I ran across an old CD-R I’d left there 8 or so years ago; a Whiskeytown bootleg of late 90s studio demos entitled Those Weren’t The Days. At 19 tracks much of the set is comprised of material that would later find a home on Whiskeytown deluxe […]

Friday, March 27th, 2009

If you were to pose the question of what makes for a good cover I would cite Whiskeytown’s late ’90s re-tooling of Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown.”  Yes, the group’s alt.country forbears Uncle Tupelo pulled a similar landgrab before them with their cover of the Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, but Whiskeytown take it a […]

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Whiskeytown :: Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco – 9.13.1997 Download: MP3: Whiskeytown :: Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart MP3: Whiskeytown :: 16 Days –> Highway 145 MP3: Whiskeytown :: Midway Park –> Too Drunk To Dream MP3: Whiskeytown :: Drank Like A River —> Just One More Time MP3: Whiskeytown :: […]

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

“I saw the writing on the wall, with the Americana movement…I started to see country-western reproduction shirts at the Gap, and once something gets that big, it’s over.” – Darin Wald, Big Ditch Road. “Do you mean Gram Parsons is dead?” – Larry Oster-Burg (Michael Shannon), Grand Theft Parsons Historical periods, art movements, ice ages; […]

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Come March 4th, Whiskeytown’s second album, 1997’s Stranger’s Almanac, is getting the deluxe, two disc, reissue treatment. This marks the first Whiskeytown release since the post-humous 2001 release of Pneumonia, the band’s final studio album. No Depression dot net has the details — check it out: “Disc One of the two-disc set will feature the […]

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

I recently stumbled upon this old, rough, Whiskeytown demo, from 1995, while gently resurrecting an old hard drive that I hadn’t fired up in a roughly a year and half (also see: upcoming National post). This version of the song can be found on the Drunken Confessions bootleg collection that gathers up old, rare, Whiskeytown, […]