Episode 05: Reading Playboy for the Articles

Chad and Keith close out No Depression and work through some bonus tracks. Producers: threat or menace? Same question for harmonicas and banjos. And R.E.M., Sebadoh, and Dinosaur Jr elbow their way into the discussion. Songs covered are “John Hardy,” Left in the Dark,” “I Got Drunk,” and “Sin City.”

Episode 04: Twenty Dollars’ Worth of Pull Tabs, or Extremely High-Stakes Drinking

Chad and Keith hit the home stretch of No Depression, and the resulting discussion is about as funny as a screen door on a submarine, to Chad’s chagrin. Also, the honor of Rush (band, not Limbaugh) is debated. Despite the way this description sounds, Uncle Tupelo is also comes up here and there. Songs covered are “Flatness,” “So-Called Friend,” and “Screen Door.”

We’ve Been Had Episode 3- A Beer in Each Hand and a Smile in Between

Chad and Keith go deeper into No Depression, pondering the issues of Jay Farrar’s beef with English grammar, what’s up with trains, and where the damned mando tabs are. Also, if you like digressions about the Bottle Rockets, this is the episode for you. Songs covered include “Outdone,” “Train,” and “Life Worth Livin’.”

We’ve Been Had Episode 2: Liquor and Guns!

Chad and Keith continue their exploration of Uncle Tupelo’s first album, opening up the whiskey bottle and finding it full of weird laughter. Discussions include the business models of a shop that sells liquor and guns, Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer,” and Jay Farrar, Great American Poet. Songs covered are “No Depression,” “Factory Belt,” and “Whiskey Bottle”

We’ve Been Had Episode 1 – Graveyard Shift, That Year, and Before I Break

Chad Cook and Keith Pille, two idiots from Minneapolis, begin their song-by-song walk through the catalog of seminal alt-country band Uncle Tupelo by talking about the first three songs on the album No Depression. Also discussed: the seeming impossibility of Jay Farrar’s voice, what’s up with a Loverboy song, and where some bad places to pass out after drinking are. Songs covered are “Graveyard Shift,” “That Year,” and “Before I Break.”