Songs for the apocalypse: Jay Farrar “Station to Station”

Being an americana site we have to mention our own version of the Oasis vs Blur war, Son Volt vs Wilco (admittedly not quite the same war as Oasis and Blur were never in the same band together – imagine that for a second) at least once a month. My own lasting memory of seeing Jay Farrar performing solo back in Nashville many years ago was that he seemed to hate the audience almost as much as Michelle Shocked did, but not quite as much which was enough for me. Occasionally as a solo artist he releases something as good as the best Uncle Tupelo or Son Volt song, the lovely ‘Station to Station’ from 2002’s ‘Third Shift Groto Slack’ mini-album being exhibit one. It’s a difficult record to find now but do seek it out if you can.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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