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ha ha!

just realised that i am listening to 'misunderstood' by wilco and feeling sorry for myself. ha ha. what am i like?

jimmy the doom saint, Friday, 20 February 2004 11:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

Don't worry, it just means you like Peter Laughner

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Friday, 20 February 2004 11:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

he's the guy from the original mirrors/proto pere ubu?

right?

wilco are the hipster's version of springsteen.

jimmy the doom saint, Friday, 20 February 2004 11:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yeah he wrote most of the lyrics for that song, unbeknownst to him

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Friday, 20 February 2004 11:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

That's my favorite song of theirs, "Misunderstood."

Sonny A. (Keiko), Friday, 20 February 2004 11:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

i love wilco. i am a caliban of ilx. ha ha.

which song do they use? i've got a comp of proto-ubu stuff i've not made through yet. i could have a listen tonight.

jimmy the saints, Friday, 20 February 2004 11:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

(Actually I dunno if it was "most", but a LOT and kind of the germ of the thing). It's mine too Sonny. J I think it's called "Amphetamine" or something, I've never heard it. Someone here will've, tho. I think it might say in the Wilco liner notes actually

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Friday, 20 February 2004 11:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

yeah its amphetimine.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDCASS70402200601010102&sql=A3fzsa9wgq230

cool i've got that one. yeah i dig that wilco song alot.

jimmy the doom saint, Friday, 20 February 2004 11:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

AH BUT IS IT A WILCO SONG blah blah

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Friday, 20 February 2004 11:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

I love Wilco too. I don't care if it's hip dad music. I can't wait to hear the new CD.

Ben Boyer (Ben Boyer), Friday, 20 February 2004 19:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm down with Wilco. Though they sucked when they headlined the annual outdoor festival last April. The audience was bored and Tweedy got all "oh I'm so glad we're challenging you" and shit. I should have yelled for him to eat a dick.

Summerteeth roolz.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 20 February 2004 22:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

it really is their best one. new album coming soon.

teeny (teeny), Saturday, 21 February 2004 00:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

I should note that Bubba Sparxxx (playing Deliverance stuff before it came out) was far far worse (I just wasn't drunk yet so I didn't really care). I missed the Get Up Kids, which played between the two acts.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 21 February 2004 00:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

6 years pass...

so has jeff tweedy had like work done, cos around the eye area

plax (ico), Monday, 21 June 2010 11:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

ksh, where u at

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Monday, 21 June 2010 15:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

he won't return my calls anymore, sorry plax

ksh, Monday, 21 June 2010 15:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for Wilco to release its metal-influenced album so we can watch ksh go apeshit.

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Monday, 21 June 2010 15:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

would buy

ksh, Monday, 21 June 2010 16:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

always thought uncle tupelo had some metal leanings every now and again.

tylerw, Monday, 21 June 2010 16:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Black Eye" was actually the inspiration for a lot of USBM iirc

ksh, Monday, 21 June 2010 16:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

perfect for a low key Friday afternoon hanging around

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

listened to Wilco (The Album) for the first time in a while last week ... prety meh, actually! Just sounded workmanlike, not very inspired. Still think this version of Wilco has a great album in 'em, but that one ain't it.

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

On Rolling Nels Cline Thread, I wrote:

Wilco (the album) is a much better record [than Sky Blue Sky], and one that I'll listen to much more as time passes, but it really is a "Whitman sampler of the different aspects and obsessions of Wilco," as Tweedy called it. You have the Neu! motorik thing they did on "Spiders (Kidsmoke)" on "Bull Black Nova," the obvious "I'm A Wheel"/"Monday"/"Can't Stand It" rocker tune ("Wilco (the song)"), the unassuming acoustic number "Solitaire," which recalls "Dash 7," "Far, Far Away," "Radio Cure," "Muzzle of Bees," and most of SBS. The whole record really is a summation of their career.

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

In that same post, I said:

Wilco is primarily a vehicle for Tweedy's creativity, and although things seem to be more stable for the band now insofar as the lineup is concerned -- no one has been fired in five years, and everyone including Tweedy (see the new Rolling Stone interview) seems to feel good about the band as a unit -- I don't think he will ever be in a place where he'd want to make another Yankee Hotel Foxtrot/A ghost is born pseudoexperimental record again. I doubt Nels will get to do any truly radical work in Wilco. (The most "radical" things he does on the new record, which are not "radical" at all, really, are these strange little backwards-guitar solos at the end of "One Wing" and "Everlasting Everything" and some feedback-soaked guitar work at the end of "Bull Black Nova.")

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's otm -- i just think they've done better versions of all of those things on previous albums.

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

they may prove me wrong on that last point, though. I've read them say things that gave me the feeling they might go more experimental on the next LP

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe i need to hear live versions of these tunes -- that's what turned me around on SBS.

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe! they were great live when I saw them last summer. still prefer to hear them play something like "Spiders" than anything on the new record, though

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

but yeah, i think it's sort of a mistake to look at nels cline for some injection of "out there-ness" though he's obviously capable of it. Nels is probably more interested in fitting into the mainstream aspects of the band -- he's certainly got plenty of other outlets for the experimental stuff.

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah! i think he's said as much in interviews. Glenn too. "we just play what's good for the songs." so both of them have their side projects where they do the more out their stuff, and then when they come into a Wilco sessions they just try to suit the needs of whatever's before them.

if you look at the entire Wilco discography, Jeff's probably responsible for the most out their stuff. like the solos on a ghost is born. although Jim O'Rourke probably did a lot of crazy stuff on YHF and agib, and Bennett added a lot to the former record too

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

out *there*

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

wilco sux

del griffith, Friday, 23 July 2010 21:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 21:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

i love passenger side so much

who's got the (platform) 9 3/4ths? (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 16:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
3 months pass...

http://pitchfork.com/news/41372-wilco-start-their-own-label/

markers, Thursday, 27 January 2011 03:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

fuuuuuuuuck, "can't stand it" is a dope album opener

markers, Friday, 29 July 2011 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

summerteeth is so good

markers, Friday, 29 July 2011 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

however you might feel, tonight is real

markers, Friday, 29 July 2011 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

listen close when you click and my face gets sick, stuck, like a question unposed

markers, Friday, 29 July 2011 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

wilco circa 1999-2004 was just unfuckwithable

markers, Friday, 29 July 2011 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that "can't stand it" was added at the last minute because reprise didn't hear a single on summerteeth.

Mucho! Macho! Honcho!: Turn Off The Dark (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 29 July 2011 06:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

PoeticLava says:
I saw Jeff Tweedy at the North Side Chicago Chipotle 6 years ago. Don’t know what he ordered.

markers, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Daft Punk and the Replacements among many more

curmudgeon, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 22 June 2013 23:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 June 2013 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 June 2013 00:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

The clip someone posted of the 'Mats cover was awesome enough that I think the entirety of Wilco should be tapped to back Tommy and Paul.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 June 2013 00:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jeff looks like Artie Lange at this point

More Than a Century With the Polaris Emblem (calstars), Monday, 24 June 2013 10:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was at Solid Sound this weekend. The "all request show" was quite good, esp. "Marquee Moon" and "Color Me Impressed." They also nailed "Don't Fear the Reaper" pretty well too with Nels shredding on the solo. Dream Syndicate set was the highlight of the weekend for me though. And Wilco's Saturday evening set was pretty lackluster. Fun, laud back festival.

kwhitehead, Monday, 24 June 2013 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

seems fun -- at least this festival has things that *don't* happen at every other summer festival.
kwhitehead - was there any indication as to whether dream syndicate was going to do any more us dates?

tylerw, Monday, 24 June 2013 19:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

tylerw- they didn't except Wynn mentioned at one point that they are thrilled to actually be playing these songs "at home". He then went on to mention that they don't often get the chance but didn't elaborate. There website doesn't indicate any more us dates. Jason Victor was very good on lead guitar but, have to say I missed Precoda and Cutler.

Foxygen were fun too but ended up getting escorted out of the festival' this from ROlling Stone:

"It wasn't the only incident involving Foxygen: the band was later ejected from the festival after the group's tambourine player was involved in a drunken altercation. The North Adams police said a member of the band was briefly detained but not charged. "They were awesome," Tweedy joked onstage later in the day. "They were a little too awesome, I think."

kwhitehead, Monday, 24 June 2013 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i've seen victor play with wynn a couple times and he is great (tho obviously it wouldbe more exciting if those other dudes were coaxed out of retirement). just wondered if they were holding off announcing more dates, so the solid sound fest could say "ONLY SCHEDULED PERFORMANCE" or something.

tylerw, Monday, 24 June 2013 20:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Fascinating look into Wilco, Inc.:

http://www.chicagogrid.com/features/wilcos-jeff-tweedy-learned-grow-start-firing-friends/

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Before founding Wilco in 1994, Tweedy played in alt-country group Uncle Tupelo, where he says profits were anathema. “You kept everyone who’s making money, the idea of making money, at arm’s length,” Tweedy says. “But when Uncle Tupelo ended, it became very obvious that we were in a business, because we owed people money.”

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks for the link

markers, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

it is interesting that this lineup has been so stable -- wilco, inc. must be a decent employer.

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

too bad all their best records came out before any of this

markers, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

maybe the sun will shine again some day

markers, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

the clouds will roll away

markers, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

whole love was def the best post ghost is born record, so i guess i'm cautiously optimistic.

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

i haven't listened to the mavis staples/tweedy things... should i?

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

i mean, i'll probably listen to the next thing they put out however bad it is, but i think at this point i'd be surprised if it wasn't . . . [word(s)]

markers, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

i haven't either

markers, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

too bad all their best records came out before any of this

otm

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 18:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

i'm a huge fan of Wilco AM thru YHF, but at this point i'm probably more interested in hearing a Tweedy solo album than another Wilco album

alpine static, Monday, 19 May 2014 00:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

you forgot a ghost is born

markers, Monday, 19 May 2014 00:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

not a big fan

alpine static, Monday, 19 May 2014 02:50 (2 months ago) Permalink

of ghost, i mean

alpine static, Monday, 19 May 2014 02:50 (2 months ago) Permalink

must be cool to coordinate your gibson SG and jacket

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 19 May 2014 02:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

and AGIB has aged surprisingly well. but i still think "i'm a wheel" is maybe the most embarrassing song released by a band in the history of bands.

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 19 May 2014 03:02 (2 months ago) Permalink

here's an old post of mine: Rolling Nels Cline Thread

markers, Monday, 19 May 2014 13:28 (2 months ago) Permalink

basically, my assessment of their career is that am and being there have good songs but aren't in the same league as summerteeth, yankee hotel foxtrot, and a ghost is born. after that, everything that's come out since has been a step down from those three, and i'm not sure how i'd rate them next to the first two

markers, Monday, 19 May 2014 13:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

i think YHF is probably the best and most accomplished, but Summerteeth is my sentimental favourite and possibly the most fucked up in its own way.

charlie h, Monday, 19 May 2014 13:36 (2 months ago) Permalink


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