I love Unwound. In fact, I love them so much I actually travelled to Seattle from NYC in 2002 to catch their penultimate gig at the NW Asian Art Theatre as soon as I heard they were breaking up. I must have seen them 9 or 10 times since 1995, and they never failed to blow me away. The following clip is the instrumental portion of ‘Terminus” —a song off there near perfect and final album Leaves Turn Inside You (2001)—was performed at Seattle’s Graceland on June 30, 2001. An it gives you an excellent sense of just how amazing this band was live. I keep meaning to write a long, elaborate post of my life as it was lived through the music of Unwound for almost seven years—but that will have to wait. In the meantime, enjoy the Rock ‘n Roll sounds of Unwound.
And here is the original song, go to about 3 minutes to hear the recorded version of what you just listened to live above.