Apr 19th, 11
Another request, I haven’t listened to this in forever and just listened to it. Man some great acoustic Bottle Rockets, great sound to this one too. If you missed this the first time (way back in June of ‘07) you are going to want to grab this. Some skips in Welfare Music, but that’s how I got it folks. If anyone has a clean version of that track (it’s obvious it’s skipping from the rip-job) please send it to me and I will update the zip file.
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May 24th, 10
It’s time for the site to get back to what it does best, which is post killer bootlegs, and this Coffee Creek is one I’ve been meaning to post for a long time.
If you are not familiar with Coffee Creek, they were the side project of Uncle Tupelo & Brian Henneman of The Bottle Rockets (of course this was before he formed that band). The band went by the name Coffee Creek so they could play their favorite dive Cicero’s again, as Uncle Tupelo had become such a draw they had outgrown the venue. The band played all covers, and mostly classic country. Vocal duties were primarily handled by Henneman and Farrar, with Tweedy singing the CCR song “Wrote A Song For Everyone”. The band only played 4 shows over the course of 3 years and the project dissolved when Uncle Tupelo itself dissolved in 1993. As we all know, Tweedy formed Wilco, Farrar & Heidorn formed Son volt, and Henneman formed The Bottle Rockets. According to Uncle Tupelo fan site factorybelt.net, the band was thinking of recording an album prior to the split, but the only official recording is a cover of Hank Snow’s “Movin’ On” for the compilation 20 More Smash Hit Explosion something or other.
If anyone has a copy of that, I would love to hear it!
MP3 @ 320
Download Coffee Creek – Cicero’s 6/11/92 here
Jul 7th, 09
Big news for alt-country (whatever that is) fans, and music lovers in general today as No Depression has put all of it’s past articles, reviews, letters, pretty much the whole of the magazine minus ads, online today in the No Depression Archives. I bet I spent 3 hours this afternoon looking through old articles (some really interesting V-Roys articles in there for Scott Miller fans). Can’t wait to dig in some more.
In other news, A Truer Sound favorites Wrinkle Neck Mules
have announced their new album titled Let The Lead Fly will be released on Sept. 22nd on Lower 40 Records. Read about it here
And finally, here is a forum post
(in which someone commented he was going to have a shit fit) from Brian Henneman regarding the Bottle Rockets demos I posted over the weekend
No shit fit here.
Go git it.
I have no idea what they sound like, but, if I did it, it’s ’cause I wanted somebody to hear it.
That ain’t stealin’ it’s sharin’, ’cause none of this was ever for sale, or, intended for sale…
Jul 4th, 09
The final in the Bottle Rockets Demo Trilogy. This one is from 1990 and features a few songs that will be familiar to B-Rox fans. The majority of these however however have never been released officially. Shame too cause there are some good songs on here.
As I said earlier, The Bottle Rockets
have a new album entitled Lean Forward due out early next month (Aug. 11th to be exact). And if you are interested at all in reading about the history of Henneman
and The Bottle Rockets, I found the wikipedia article
to be the best (most of it was copied verbatim from factorybelt.net
Happy 4th y’all
MP3 @ 192
Jul 4th, 09
The second Bottle Rockets demo of the trilogy I will be posting. Kind of a followup to the Uncle Tupelo demo trilogy. This one is Brian Henneman backed by Jay and Jeff from Uncle Tupelo. Really cool banjo version of “Wave That Flag” on here with what I’m assuming to be Jay Farrar on the banjo.
MP3 @ 192
Jun 26th, 07
I got a request for some live Bottle Rockets, well I’ll get to that, but here is a killer Brian Henneman solo show. Brian Henneman is the leader of the Bottle Rockets, and he writes all their songs…..he also used to play with Uncle Tupelo and is all over Wilco’s first album (you know the one that doesn’t completely suck
). The Bottle Rockets are a great band, and if you’re not familiar with them, I will be doing a sampler of them here soon. This is also a good intro to them, though it’s not quite as rockin’ as they can be.
On this boot Henneman runs through some of my fave BoRox songs….particularly “Idiot’s Revenge” & “Perfect Far Away”…..not to mention “1000 Dollar Car”, “Wave That Flag”, & “Turn For The Worse”.