Whiskey Bottle

Album: No Depression (1990)
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  • Alcoholism is a recurring theme on several of the tracks on Uncle Tupelo's critically acclaimed debut album, No Depression, most notably this one. Frontman Jay Farrar told American Songwriter magazine January/February 2014: "We were seeing it in bars a lot. We started writing songs when we were about twenty years old, and then you hit twenty-one and all of a sudden you're exposed to a different world and a different culture. Bar culture. It's both a problem and a solution, and it's something our society is still trying to figure out."

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