Lost Highway Records, the label behind Tuesday's reissue of the Jayhawks' long-lost 1986 debut ("The Bunkhouse Album"), just sent out links to some unearthed vintage video clips of the band during that era. From these videos, we can learn a couple things: Not only did this band pioneer alt-country before it was cool (again), but Mark Olson also donned trucker hats long before they became hip with the indie-rock kids; and any band booked to play a pig roast this year can take great solace in the fact that these guys also once played them, and still managed to go somewhere. Look for an interview with Gary Louris on the reissued debut and other Jayhawks haps in Sunday's newspaper. In the meantime, check out the video below of them playing my favorite "Bunkhouse" track, "Let the Critics Wonder." Or click here for a clip of them covering "You're Still on My Mind," fittingly passed down from the Byrds via George Jones.

Older Post

How many marimbas does it take to fill the St. Paul Cathedral?

Newer Post

Brooks & Dunn at the X: More separate than together