Whatever happened to Fountains of Wayne? (c/d?)

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COLLINGWOOD: Well, the - you know, the struggles with alcohol were over in 2006 or so. And Fountains of Wayne was recording long after that. So it hasn't been an issue for several years. It was related to, I think, what eventually caused the demise of Fountains of Wayne in that when we were recording the record before the last Fountains of Wayne record, which was called "Traffic And Weather," I didn't really have a whole lot to contribute to that album. I was out to lunch a little bit, mentally, and just drinking too much.

And I think that the fact that I sort of removed myself from the process at that point made it really easier for Adam to take over. And when I was ready to actually make another album, you know, several years later after I'd sort of cleaned up my act, it was very difficult. It was very, very hard to get back into the position where we were equals.


veronica moser, Sunday, 12 April 2020 01:49 (two months ago) link

re: Sky full of holes

“Adam and I just fought constantly making that record,” he says. “We stopped making that record in the middle of making that record to try to work out a whole bunch of things that were going on between us. We saw a psychiatrist and tried to work things out. ”

In the end, they reached an agreement to finish the album, tour a bit behind it, and then go their ways.



AS: I don’t know if Chris wants to do it anymore. Getting the last FoW record finished and out in the world was sort of a nightmare, frankly. If we can find a way to work together and have fun and be creative again and not have it be miserable, I’m totally into it. But I’m too old to have band fights.

CC: I like Sky Full of Holes quite a lot, but it was no fun to make. There were two different writers with two increasingly different visions, and we spent more time fighting than recording. I try never to say never, but it’s staggering to think of everything that would have to happen for me to want to repeat that experience.


veronica moser, Sunday, 12 April 2020 01:56 (two months ago) link

xpost i had the timeline wrong, but that's it - thank you vm

alpine static, Sunday, 12 April 2020 08:35 (two months ago) link

Listened to UP and Traffic and Weather this am as I was making Easter brunch. The latter was a mainstay in my car CD player after it came out. It’s obviously not on the level of its two predecessors and has fewer classics. But it holds up better than I remember and that the circumstances surrounding its recording would suggest.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 12 April 2020 15:49 (two months ago) link

Yolanda Hayes for the sneaky win here.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 23:48 (two months ago) link


PaulTMA, Thursday, 16 April 2020 16:31 (two months ago) link

^ Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook's new cover of Hackensack

PaulTMA, Thursday, 16 April 2020 16:32 (two months ago) link

Hackensack is the best FoW song.
(also, Glenn Tilbrook is one of my all-time favorite songwriters, but this cover is a bit limp -- dude *is* in his 60's after all)

enochroot, Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:27 (two months ago) link

https://youtu.be/m9p8t4Q_MX4?t=185 him doing Red Dragon Tattoo in 2003

PaulTMA, Thursday, 16 April 2020 19:59 (two months ago) link

That's more like it -- back in 2003, Glenn still had the juice (I think i saw that solo tour)

enochroot, Thursday, 16 April 2020 20:24 (two months ago) link

Hackensack w/ Sharon Von Etten:

PaulTMA, Thursday, 23 April 2020 12:33 (two months ago) link


Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 April 2020 14:02 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Watched Josie and the Pussycats with the kids tonight. Of course Adam is all over the soundtrack, but I've always thought this one by him was a career power-pop highpoint:


Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 02:23 (one month ago) link


maura, Thursday, 21 May 2020 00:22 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

crossposting w/ the emo thread, only up to the Silverman/Ben Lee "Way Back Into Love" but this is really nice so far


k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:43 (three weeks ago) link

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