Sat Eye Candy: My Morning Jacket's The Tennessee Fire

FIRST PART OF OUR LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST STEP IN MMJ'S JOURNEY

Next month My Morning Jacket has a five night stand at NYC's Terminal 5, where they will perform each of their studio albums in its entirety [details here]. While the shows focused on their most recent work are long sold out, there remains a handful of tickets for opening night, Monday, October 18, when they will tackle their 1999 debut The Tennessee Fire (as well as a few tix for sophomore follow-up At Dawn on October 19). Likely the least explored chapter of MMJ's rich catalog, The Tennessee Fire possesses a strikingly unique character few bands manage their first time at bat, and within it lay the rudiments of what this incredible band would grown into (not to mention some charms all its own which remain lodged in that particular time). Gut instinct says this is likely to be one of the more interesting installments in this run. Even though many songs remain in setlist circulation, this lineup has never tried to wrap itself around the entirety of this striking record, and what emerges should be another unique, memorable MMJ live experience. As an added bonus, JamBase faves Dungen open the Tennessee Fire show. Tickets are available here.

JamBase will be talking about MMJ's debut at length next month with bassist Two Tone Tommy (or Tom Blankenship to those shunning nicknames). In the meantime, here's an assortment of takes on tracks from The Tennessee Fire to highlight just how good this band was right out of the gate. (Dennis Cook)







And one for the opener…


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[Published on: 9/25/10]

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