Son Volt is an American alternative rock and alternative country band, formed by Jay Farrar in 1994 after the breakup of Uncle Tupelo. The group formed after Farrar met Jim and Dave Boquist during the final Uncle Tupelo tour. Together with former Uncle Tupelo drummer Mike Heidorn, the band rehearsed and recorded in the Minneapolis area in late 1994. The group performed its first concert at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on June 16, 1995.
Wide Swing Tremolo represents an attempt to somewhat break the mold of the earlier releases, especially from the intensely sparse Straightaways. Wide Swing Tremolo is a wide-open, rocking album with precious little of the overt country influences found on previous Son Volt works. Instead, this album is driven by . like arpeggio guitar riffs and muscular, warm rhythms.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The band keeps it chipper and upbeat for most of this album, and I think it really helps since the last two albums seem to have been wallowing in the mire. There's some dark ballads of course. Strands is a tearjerker of a tune, and Dead Man's Clothes has some interesting psychedelic slide with some distorted vocals. Carry You Down sounds like Jay attempting to emulate Radiohead circa-The Bends, and it's a welcome change of pace. Unfortuantly, the album loses steam near the end, with a couple of duds that sound like Trace leftovers
WIDE SWING TREMOLO was the final studio album from Son Volt's original line-up, and we'll crank it up now to celebrate the set's 20th anniversary. Always great listening!
Medicine Hat. Strands. Streets That Time Walks. MusicBrainz: Wide Swing Tremolo. this site: Wide Swing Tremolo.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|2||Driving The View|
Slide Guitar – Jim Boquist
|7||Dead Man's Clothes
Piano – Jim Boquist
|8||Right On Through|
|10||Carry You Down|
|12||Streets That Time Walks|
|13||Hanging Blue Side
Rattle [Kenyan] – Dave Barbe*Steel Guitar [Pedal] – Eric Heywood
Steel Guitar [Pedal] – Eric Heywood
- Backing Vocals, Bass – Jim Boquist
- Drums, Percussion – Mike Heidorn
- Engineer, Producer [Assistance] – David Barbe
- Guitar, Steel Guitar [Lap], Fiddle, Viola – Dave Boquist
- Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
- Mixed By – David Barbe (tracks: 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 to 14), Jack Joseph Puig (tracks: 2, 4, 6), Jay Farrar (tracks: 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 to 14), John Agnello (tracks: 1, 8, 11)
- Producer – Son Volt
- Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboards [Chamberlain], Written-By – Jay Farrar
NotesRecorded at Jajouka Studio, mixed at Fidelitorium Recordings, Kernersville, NC, RPM Sound Studios, New York, NY and Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA. Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME.
Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
Also released on vinyl.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 9362-47059-2 5
- Matrix / Runout: 936247059-2 08/98
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L012
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0513
- Rights Society: BMI
- Label Code: LC 0392
- Other: WE 833
|9 47059-2||Son Volt||Wide Swing Tremolo (CD, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||9 47059-2||US||1998|
|CDW 47059||Son Volt||Wide Swing Tremolo (CD, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||CDW 47059||Canada||1998|
|9362-47059-1, WE391||Son Volt||Wide Swing Tremolo (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||9362-47059-1, WE391||Europe||1998|
|2-47059-AB||Son Volt||Wide Swing Tremolo (CD, Album, Promo, Adv)||Warner Bros. Records||2-47059-AB||US||1998|
|1-47059||Son Volt||Wide Swing Tremolo (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||1-47059||US||1998|