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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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

AH BUT IS IT A WILCO SONG blah blah

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

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

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

six years pass...

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

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

ksh, where u at

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

he won't return my calls anymore, sorry plax

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

would buy

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

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

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

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

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

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG9LZvKDEZ0

perfect for a low key Friday afternoon hanging around

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

out *there*

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

wilco sux

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

two 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
three months pass...

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

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

six months pass...

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

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

summerteeth is so good

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

however you might feel, tonight is real

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

wilco circa 1999-2004 was just unfuckwithable

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

ten 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 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Daft Punk and the Replacements among many more

curmudgeon, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:52 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcL4zJxBMH8

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 22 June 2013 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHqRi468ic

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 June 2013 00:15 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYixOQ2vxzM

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 June 2013 00:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I love pretty much every Volebeats album but I wish their stuff was easier to find.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Kingpin is a goof, Far Far Away was less country per se and more a nod to the Dead, I think.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:38 (three months ago) Permalink

I can't even believe this slander about Jay Farrar

Tweedy had great songs in Tupelo, but Farrar was the force imo

it's been twisted by the success of Wilco and the relative non-success of Farrar/Son Volt

if you want an alt-country album that Nels Cline is on, the best one is not by Wilco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butch_(album)

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Faithless Street by Whiskeytown is really great though Ryan Adams turned into douche

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Kingpin is a goof, Far Far Away was less country per se and more a nod to the Dead, I think.

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 12:38 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

kingpin isn't a goof. it may be goof-y, but it's not without merit. is a fun swamp-rock workout.

far, far away definitely screams alt-country to me, with the chugging, brushed drums and the pedal steel.

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:43 (three months ago) Permalink

if you're gonna count sparklehorse as alt country (a stretch imo)

then you gotta give it to giant sand

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:43 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost Oh, whoops, I was thinking of Forget the Flowers, that's totally Dead-y country.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:44 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah agreed about Forget The Flowers (which has always reminded me of Dead Flowers too, not just because of the title). Someday Soon has echoes of the Dead in there too, but scans more country.

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Uncle Tupelo is pretty clearly one of the towering peaks of alt-country but i also agree on the Jayhawks. Wilco's first album has some nice cuts but at the time it seemed like Farrar was going to be the genius and Tweedy/Wilco would be forgettable. i think part of it tbh was Farrar's singing voice being very serious and "my god that man has things to say about life." and that first SV album is great, i was all-in on them that one time.

when i think alt-country now i also think about the classic Bloodshot compilations and early Neko Case (though she wasn't really mining the same territory, it was less "alt" than she is even now to an extent.

omar little, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

the relative non-success of Farrar/Son Volt

You know, considering how much I love the Tupe's four albums, I really have no excuse for not pursuing Farrar's post-Tupelo output. I mean, I discovered them like a lot of other people did in retrospect in the early 2000s when the initial remaster campaign and Wilcomania first hit. I recall being in the Great Basin microbrewery in downtown Sparks many years ago, just drinking Icky like it was water and getting really happy drunk, waiting for Feist to take the stage. Somebody played a song and it was a really great, Zuma-sounding atmospheric country rocker. I was kind of taken aback when somebody told me it was Son Volt, as I gad just assumed Son Volt to be Jay Farrar's "solo acoustic" project.

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 18:10 (three months ago) Permalink

*I had just assumed

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 18:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Farrar is the Sonic Boom of alt country

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 18:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I recall being in the Great Basin microbrewery in downtown Sparks many years ago, just drinking Icky like it was water

love it when austin posts take me back to nevada

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 18:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I do what I can.

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LklxmPb-J9w

calstars, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Revisiting Schmilco this morning has reaffirmed its greatness... you guys are missing out if you're sleeping on this album!

She gave her body to science
So I'm not sure what's in her place
Maybe roses or Tanqueray

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

The Jayhawk's "Blue Earth" is one of the great alt country albums (and named after my home town)

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

i think the Jayhawks are perpetually slept on, they didn't really fit into the alt-country scene bc they didn't really shitkick at all, they were more jangly and folky but they were great. maybe they *are* great too, i haven't heard the recent work.

omar little, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:06 (three months ago) Permalink

the Jayhawks album that's stuck with me is Sound of Lies, which sounds more like a Fleetwood Mac album than an alt.country stalwart.

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:10 (three months ago) Permalink

sound of lies rules. not even close to a bad song on it, and it gets heartbreaking toward the end of the album. "the sound of lies rings funny against the truth . . ."

("blue" (tomorrow the green grass) might be my favorite ever alt.country jam, if not "chickamauga" (uncle tupelo (anodyne)) or "mountain girl" (opener on blue mountain's second album, dog days))

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:22 (three months ago) Permalink

blue mountain was good!

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Personal low point for me is Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album), I don't think they are bad records per se, but they don't grab me at all except for a few highlights. Since the Whole Love they've been consistently good at doing pleasant albums. They are not unlike post-NYC Ghost and Flowers Sonic Youth or present day Yo La Tengo. You can make very valuable stuff after the peak and give incredible shows.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

i still like sky blue sky a lot, those are all really strong songs

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Sky Blue Sky is a personal monolith of an album for me. It wasn't always that way, though. In my 2007 year-end roundup, I wrote of it under my "biggest disappointments" category:

Wilco — whatever it was called; some repetitive piece of esoteric dreck (Nonesuch, parent company of which is Warner, who also owns Reprise, but you knew that already, you Wilco-loving whore, who probably also loves this album even though it sucks me hard)
Hi, I’m Jeff Tweedy*. I like to think I’m as brilliant as everybody says I am, much like David Bowie. However, as my latest album will prove, I’m just another mediocre songwriter riding on the coattails of being an ‘American’ roots-rocker, relying on tired out twanginess and pseudo-‘Americana’ (which is a term I don’t even understand, but it gets me five star reviews and commendable sales) riffs to pull the wool over my audience’s eyes. But I have Nels Cline in my band and he’s a ‘musician’, so it counts, y’know? I don’t even care that he rips off John McLaughlin (who is a way cooler human being) most of the time. Here’s my new album. It’s about stuff. Stuff that I’m not sure about, but I’m an American songwriter, so it’s resonating whether it really is or not. That guy at Rolling Stone likes me, so why don’t you? Also, you know all those fun dynamics that Jim O’Rourke did on our last two albums that he mixed and mastered? Well, those are gone. In favor of LOUDNESS and COMPRESSION!! Yay for contemporization of recorded music! I’m brilliant, haven’t you heard?
*(review not really written by Jeff Tweedy, but may as well have been)

Some years later, after selling all my Wilco records and swearing off the band shortly after the above was written, the backstory to that shellacking was fully disclosed and revisited upon reacquisition of Sky Blue Sky:

I was in a bad place when this album came out. I was working a terrible job at Barnes and Noble that paid next to nothing and was struggling through a relationship that I was just beginning to realize was a complete failure. It was not the wonderfully gloomy and romantic escape that A Ghost is Born was (post-script note here: A Ghost is Born was an absolute milestone to me when it first came out). It was honest, no nonsense and blunt. And, most of all, not necessarily sad, but realistic. It had songs for days, but they talked about things in a way that was not fun, in any stretch of the imagination. I went to work every day, had to hear this fucking thing confront me —usually two or three times in a shift— like a small child sticking its tongue out, taunting me, "I'm one of your favorite bands and I just made you feel worse about your life!" I, of course, trashed it, like any honest person in my position would have. And I basically swore off Wilco after walking out on that job (my first walkout of two, within a year's time, in case you were wondering [you weren't]). So, yeah, fuck these guys, right? Fucking assholes; providing such wonderful escape for two albums and then going MOR dad-rock and forcing me to pay attention to the lyrics — because, let's face it, the simple arrangements here don't offer much in the way of hearing the words "that aren't there." And what about these lyrics? They suck, right? Well, me of years past says, "YES, OBVIOUSLY" and gives you this look (angry cat image). Me now, for lack of better words, gets it. Ghost is Born was recorded while Jeff Tweedy was in the grips of pill addiction, while Sky Blue Sky is the first thing he attempted after coming clean about his dependence. I was doing my own chemical coping in those days, so why shouldn't I have loved Ghost is Born, despite my own issues? But when Sky Blue Sky came out, I was still toiling. Such stark emotional confrontation was not what I wanted from one of my favorite bands when, in the previous five years they had provided the ultimate escape: a look back at youth through the eyes and mind of someone awestruck with America's (now inexplicable) enduring prominence in the post-World War II era. Jeff Tweedy even sounds angry at his own generation (one which was now officially "old" when this album was released). His —and the band's— ambitions here seem so much less interested in being "cool" than they are in being honest with themselves. You have to rewind a bit here and understand: these were the last days of GWB's run in office and they were —and I don't think I'm going out on much of limb here saying as much— a rather bleak time. We all knew that we were under the leadership of somebody that was not looking out for us. Couple this with my own internal issues, another horrific season of summer wildfires in Reno and, yeah, it was like this plastic, sugar-coated version of someone saying, "Hey, you're not going to be okay" and then smiling the most unpleasantly empty smile at me. Fuck them. Fuck it. Fuck it relentlessly. It was not fun to hear your favorite, previously unpredictable band go Prozac Dave Matthews on you. It was excruciating, to be completely honest. They truly were the one thing I had that I knew would be mine for all time. And now, a meddling soft rock turd was excreted to leave me alone and floating again forever. Except, why now, do I hear it and just acquiesce? Like it was just a really good album all along? I have not answers for that question. But, as bleak and creepy cheerful 70's AM pop as this thing is, I have only more questions. Why was it recorded as crappily as it was? That's not what Jim O'Rourke would have done. He would have forced the band's ambition to be emotionally stark naked for their audience into the background where some keen investigative listening would have revealed it. In other other words, he would forced the band's most human album to be another weird collage of good tunes and obscure sounds (he does, however, contribute some ultimately inconsequential string arrangements). But there's a lot to be said and admired about the fact that the band chose to just streamline everything and mask nothing. I also know that this was the second of two big lineup changes in Wilco in those days, so coupled with Jeff's substance dependence-shedding, it just reeks of a back to basics strip fest. Throw things out that you can't deal with anymore. The sort of record where it sounds relatively tame to the rest of us, but was actually a very traumatic and life-changing event for those involved (see also: David and friends). What is it about? Everyday life. What does it mean? It means you're okay while you're listening to it — in the classic sense of the blues, its misery wants your company until you both just want to hug each other and smile without effort. It's very 70's soft folk rock (think the Crosby/Nash albums, America's third album and Aztec Two-Step) and there's not a whole lot here that sounds that great when played outside of the context of the album. It will pat you on the back in the locker room after dunking on your head in a game of one on one and say some sidestepping compliment like, "Your new sneakers are cool." It's one of the friendliest arch rivals you'll ever encounter. That said, 'Impossible Germany' is easily one of the band's best tunes. One generation taking the next to task through an overthought metaphor, it's an absolute masterpiece on an album that definitely needed one. This is probably my most personal review ever; very telling that it's for this album — and this band. For such a lightweight sounding album, it's pretty fucking intense on closer inspection. I just. . . I mean I can't even. . . just. . . man. It's a lot better than it's reputation. Just wish I had known better at the time.

Pretty good album, I'd reckon.

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Agree with you on Sky Blue Sky. I found it disappointing at first, and years later I see it as truly great. Maybe not their best but Very Good Wilco.

Also - Star Wars is a terrific return after a couple so-so albums. I really like Schmilco though it's been a while since I put it on. Star Wars really stayed on the turntable in my house for a long time.

Uncle Tupelo - to be honest I have just never really like Jay Farrar's voice and I have never been taken with Uncle Tupelo. Even Tweedy's songs, while not exactly bad, are so far from where he'd eventually go.

Jayhawks - a consistently good band, occasionally much better than good. They have a new album out this year that's not bad.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:50 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't like Uncle Tupelo, or at least they've never clicked with me, but the first Son Volt album is ace.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:02 (three months ago) Permalink

I think of everything after A Ghost Is Born as post-peak. From that era, the two highlights for me are The Whole Love and Sky Blue Sky. Star Wars was so boring that I've never bothered with Schmilco.

aphoristical, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Star Wars and Schmilco are kind of boring.

Star Wars was so boring that I've never bothered with Schmilco.

So weird to me! "Boring" comes immediately to my mind, as a word to describe pre-Star Wars Wilco... then they suddenly got good and interesting! (to my ears, anyway)

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:30 (three months ago) Permalink

i was so disappointed by sky blue sky that i gave up on wilco after it. didn't last because the next record had "bull black nova" on it.

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 01:52 (three months ago) Permalink

try One Sunday Morning!

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 02:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Wilco (The Album) might have been the most disappointing album I've ever looked forward to and while The Whole Love was streets ahead, to me it was badly let down by about three quiet/slow/acoustic tracks which were so dreary and unmemorable. Star Wars was such a brilliant comeback - really brief, ragged, catchy, fun - elements which had been missing for some time.

Schmilco doesn't really come across as an album proper to me, it does sound like inferior outtakes from the same session even though they probably deliberately split the two albums by tone, I do think the Star Wars pile came out on top by some distance. Having said that, it's a more interesting listen than the bland self-titled album any day.

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 21:39 (three months ago) Permalink

try One Sunday Morning!

― Van Horn Street

i like that one too even though the version i have is some sort of shitty pre-release with terrible sound quality. i also listened to "star wars" and liked the cover and "pickled ginger". i don't think i ever got around to listening to "schmilco". i think they're a great midwest classic rock band though.

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 23:28 (three months ago) Permalink

lots of bad Wilco opinions itt

alpine static, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 23:32 (three months ago) Permalink

wilco is great, what the shit sons

summerteeth - yankee - ghost is born - meh

dig me out requiem (Ross), Friday, 7 September 2018 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

wilco the album is not bad too, yeah guess alpine static OTM

dig me out requiem (Ross), Friday, 7 September 2018 16:04 (three months ago) Permalink

“Passenger side” sounded pretty good in the bar a couple days ago

calstars, Saturday, 8 September 2018 02:39 (three months ago) Permalink

does anyone know the address (or maybe cross streets) of The Loft? not in a creepy way, i'm just curious where it is in town, really. what it's near, etc.

alpine static, Monday, 17 September 2018 16:16 (three months ago) Permalink

...tour manager Jason Tobias, who "handles" the Wilco loft. He says, "Not a lot of people know where it is exactly. The neighborhood allows the Loft to keep a low profile, which is essentially the desired effect. A few die-hard fans know and have been pretty cool with keeping it the secret it is intended to be."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 September 2018 16:22 (three months ago) Permalink

But the general neighborhood where it is, nah, there's not really anything there. Some good ethnic food nearby I guess. Asian and middle eastern, mostly.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 September 2018 16:26 (three months ago) Permalink

fair enough!

Tweedy has played small benefits there, hasn't he? and haven't they given away a tour/visit as a prize? wonder if they make people sign NDAs.

alpine static, Monday, 17 September 2018 16:31 (three months ago) Permalink

oh, and thanks JiC

alpine static, Monday, 17 September 2018 16:31 (three months ago) Permalink

looking forward to tweedy's memoir

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 17 September 2018 17:20 (three months ago) Permalink

^ same. can't think of too many musicians i'd rather read

alpine static, Monday, 17 September 2018 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Good new Tweedy song (album coming): https://pitchfork.com/news/jeff-tweedy-announces-new-album-warm-shares-song-some-birds-listen/

growing up in publix (morrisp), Monday, 24 September 2018 17:34 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this is good: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-972-jeff-tweedy

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 18:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

anyone check out the album yet?

galaxy brian (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 19:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I ran through it y'day; sounded good, tho pretty mellow

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 19:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

anyone read the memoir? i hear good things, not into wilco but like the scene

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 19:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've listened to the new album a couple times. It's pleasant but nothing has really sunk in. Feeling ambivalent about it. By contrast I've really enjoyed the last two Wilco albums and still find myself going back to them.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 20:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I listened to Tweedy on the Maron podcast and have been revisiting the Wilco catalogue. Thoughts: Being There was my 'one', my way in, buying it at record store in South West London from a guy with a fire in his eyes from seeing them the night before: it remains a ragged wreck of an album and I still love it; YHF, while full of holes (War on War, Heavy Metal Drummer), I wear in my soul - I'm all for hyperbole and this is their As I Lay Dying, their Moby Dick; I hadn't realised just how much A Ghost is Born had affected me - this was my first listen in toto in probably five years and that run from At Least to Wishful Thinking is astounding; Kicking Television is fucking incredible.

A.M is fine, but I can kinda take or leave it; Summer Teeth I need to persevere with. I've not really explored much beyond Sky Blue Sky. Maybe tomorrow. Bob Dylan's 49th Beard might have hit me hardest today. I wasn't expecting it.

Is the new Tweedy solo record worth a listen?

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Saturday, 8 December 2018 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink


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