That band's lead singer, of course, is Jeff Tweedy. He's beloved by nearly the entire metropolitan area for his tenure in Uncle Tupelo, the Belleville band that basically started/pioneered/popularized the alt-country/No Depression movement in the late '80s/early '90s. That band's legacy remains so strong, music blogs today still teem with commenters arguing about its output.
And oh, look! After the jump, take a look at this early video of Uncle Tupelo when they were just babies. The clip purports to be from a 1989 local cable show called "Critical Mass" -- does anyone know anything about the clip, its host, circumstances around it? Please comment away! God bless YouTube.
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