Just returned from Solid Sound. I must say that while I had been enjoying Cruel Country, the songs hadn’t struck me as especially indelible. However, seeing them live really made them pop, with distinct and more memorable character instead of kind of a monochrome midtempo dad rock blend. And Bird Without a Tail was an absolute rager, of the Spiders/Impossible Germany tier. I was there with my kids so didn’t get to see quite as much music as I would’ve liked, but two other highlights:- Sun Ra Arkestra’s Marshall Allen presented with a 98th birthday cake in the midst of a raging set- Nels Cline taking an unbelievably raging solo during Japanese Breakfast’s Posing for Cars
― Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 30 May 2022 14:57 (three months ago) link
the songs hadn’t struck me as especially indelible
This. Lazy Tweedy on this. If they end up sounding better live, that's even more reason to think he rushed this out too soon
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 June 2022 13:10 (three months ago) link
I haven't heard this yet, but that strikes me as a weird assumption. I'd say at least 60% of Wilco's stuff comes more alive on stage.
― a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 June 2022 17:37 (three months ago) link