On their third outing, Uncle Tupelo decided to leave the electric guitars behind, opting instead for an earthy acoustic sound. The resulting 'March 16-20, 1992' is a folksy mix of traditional and original songs filled with the rural and industrial imagery of Appalachia.
Uncle Tupelo originals like Grindstone, Shaky Ground, and Black Eye are heartfelt songs about working-class woes, while traditional tunes such as Coalminers, Satan, your kingdom must come down, and the Louvin Brothers' Atomic Power are inspired interpretations. Before the sombre closing of Wipe the Clock the band performs the gorgeous Sandusky, which ranks along with the most beautiful instrumentals ever to grace any rock, folk, or country album. Throughout March 16-20, 1992, the Farrar / Tweedy originals and traditional songs blend effortlessly, tied together by sincerity and earnestness far too rare in contemporary music.
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