Musicophilia Daily

[Audio] – Uncle Tupelo – “Wait Up” (1992)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on May 26, 2009

Uncle Tupelo – “Wait Up” (1992)

I’m not in love with any Uncle Tupelo album in its entirety, but this Tweedy-penned tune has stuck with me over the years.  The quiet desperation, pleading from a point of exhaustion, in the three-note melody and lyrics is affecting and simple.  The tantalizingly brief shifts from the jaunting banjo to the half-speed, cavernous wailing of Peter Buck’s electric guitar is like a sonic metaphor for a glimpse beyond the surface of workaday fondness into the occasionally realised, sometimes beautiful, sometimes dangerous depth of love.

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