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thepickups
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Ok, so I searched for a thread and didn't find any, so here is my one.

Wilco- Chicago based. The members include: Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glen Kotche, Nels Cline, Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen. They play Rock/Acoustic/Alt/Folk/Country, and might I say, they do it justice.





They are, in my opinion, one of the world?s best bands, in respect to their albums and their live shows. Tweedy himself, is a genius. He's an admitted alcoholic, depressive and migraine sufferer (sp?) and combines a lot of this into his amazing music. Not only are they superb multi-instrumentalists which make extremely distinctive and well constructed music, but the lyrics are also, even by themselves; just stunning. It's poetry for the clever man. Lots of lovely imagery, clever metaphors and really smoothe romantic couplets. Jeff's voice can be rough and ragged at one moment, filled with pure emotion and soul, and then he can switch instantaneously to a soft slur or whisper that can liquify your trembeling body on the spot. It's the kind of voice you never get tired of, yet is always unique.





Their albums include:

A Ghost is Born
A.M.
Being There
Kicking Television
Summer Teeth
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

And a few more, including the Billy Bragg ones.



I could honestly write a prose of pure praise for this band and it would still not cover how good they are.

If you like good music, and I mean really appreciate good music, then check them out. They aren't unknown, but not main-stream either.

I can honestly just say, wow.

Here?s their myspace:-

http://www.myspace.com/wilco


But please, only check them out if you actually appreciate music fully, they?re the kind of band which only deserve proper respect.


EDIT: If you appreciate Wilco, check out his old band Uncle Tupelo (Quite country/rock ish), Loose Fur (New Band/Side project) and even Son Volt (which includes Jay Farrar).


Last edited by thepickups at Apr 13, 2006,
jallas
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tyler made me buy a ghost is born agessss ago
and it's ****ing awesome.
my brother has yankee hotel foxtrot, but i've never really been able to get that much into it tbh.
great band though
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tyler made me buy a ghost is born agessss ago
and it's ****ing awesome.
my brother has yankee hotel foxtrot, but i've never really been able to get that much into it tbh.
great band though


No! Get Summer Teeth!

And also, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot=love. I have the dvd and it's so amazing.

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Ashes Of American Flags
Heavy Metal Drummer
I'm The Man Who Loves You

how can't you love it!
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I've just been playing some Wilco myself.

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wilco is genius.

You're bio was so brilliantly written. OmGzZzZ


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I've found over time that I really hate them on CDs, but all the live footage I've seen I've enjoyed.
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yeah, i like them lots. i kinda prefer uncle tupelo in a lot of ways though.
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I go in spurts with them. I'll listen to them almost constantly for maybe a week or so, then tuck them away for a while. I think I like Being There the best, though Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is close.
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#13
I have A Ghost Is Born and Yankee Foxtrot Hotel but I haven't properly listened to them yet.


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I have one of their songs, I can't remember what I thought of it...
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Kicking Television is one of the better live albums I've listened to in a while.
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Yeh, I'd agree. It beat Bright Eyes' Motion Sickness by alot. Even though it was cool.
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Someone should put this up as a BOTW, seeing as this guy must have put quite an effort into writing all of that.
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My girlfriend got me into them. It's definately an acquired taste. They do what they do brilliantly.
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Out of the three Wilco albums I have, I'd rank them as follows.

1. Summerteeth
2. YFH
3. AGIB

Can anyone tell me what Being There is like?
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^There's a word that describes it that rhymes with hate and starts with a "g".


Someone should put this up as a BOTW, seeing as this guy must have put quite an effort into writing all of that.


Damn right, but if they do, I'll write some more, add pics, add an album review and bulk in out.
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^There's a word that describes it that rhymes with hate and starts with a "g".



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If you want.

It's a gate, as in; it can stay shut if you don't take a listen to it, or it can open you up to marvelous things.

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Just going to do an album review of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, put it up later.
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No! Get Summer Teeth!

And also, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot=love. I have the dvd and it's so amazing.

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Ashes Of American Flags
Heavy Metal Drummer
I'm The Man Who Loves You

how can't you love it!


Great points, except for Heavy Metal Drummer. God I hate that song. Ashes is brilliant. A side note according to Bob Dylan they own some of Guthrie's unreleased music. I am not sure what song they are. I have never checked up on it. I know your a big Dylan fan (almost as big as me ) So I figured you would find that interesting. He had a story in his biography of how he walked through a swamp to Guthrie's house just to get the songs but the family wouldn't hand them over. Some how Wilco ended up with them.
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Great points, except for Heavy Metal Drummer. God I hate that song. Ashes is brilliant. A side note according to Bob Dylan they own some of Guthrie's unreleased music. I am not sure what song they are. I have never checked up on it. I know your a big Dylan fan (almost as big as me ) So I figured you would find that interesting. He had a story in his biography of how he walked through a swamp to Guthrie's house just to get the songs but the family wouldn't hand them over. Some how Wilco ended up with them.


Woah cool. Yeh I have both the Billy Bragg and Wilco albums which use Gutherie's Work. I'm seeing Billy Bragg live soon too!

Check out my dmusic for my cover of american flags and others, it's in my sig.

Got to finish my review now!


PS- I am the biggest Dylan fan!
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Quote by thepickups

PS- I am the biggest Dylan fan!


Sure, just keep telling yourself that.

Jk, yeah I liked the effects on the voice and that bend you put in there. Good job.
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Thanks. Just about to finish off review. 5 mins and it'll be up. Check it out.
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Quote by Liam Alan
Great points, except for Heavy Metal Drummer. God I hate that song. Ashes is brilliant. A side note according to Bob Dylan they own some of Guthrie's unreleased music. I am not sure what song they are. I have never checked up on it. I know your a big Dylan fan (almost as big as me ) So I figured you would find that interesting. He had a story in his biography of how he walked through a swamp to Guthrie's house just to get the songs but the family wouldn't hand them over. Some how Wilco ended up with them.


How can you hate Heavy Metal Drummer
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Ive got Being There. It's pretty good.
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t t t tyler

check out my album review that's stickied

and my cover in my sig
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can someone PM me their albums ...zip em and upload them through yousendit.com thanks.
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can someone PM me their albums ...zip em and upload them through yousendit.com thanks.


hey man, i think wilco is a band you should probably plop down 12$ for and take a chance on thier music . i will tell you that you wont be dissapointed.
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can someone PM me their albums ...zip em and upload them through yousendit.com thanks


don't rip them off, buy their music, don't steal it
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i heard nels clive is on the new cd?
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#35
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is ridiculously good. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart is an amazing song.

I just got "A Ghost is Born," too. Haven't listened to the whole thing, but from what I've heard so far, it's quite swellular.
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I've never heard anything by them, but on a cd my cousin recorded he had a couple Wilco covers and they sounded like great songs.

I think I shall have to purchase an album and check them out, because from what I hear they seem brilliant.
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#37
i can sing the cure's in between days over wilco's pot kettle black. because i have the funky fresh tongue.
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Amazing. One of my favorites.
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I like Wilco. Their guitarist is really really good.
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Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is fantastic. I've not heard anything else by them though.
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