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Wilco is for sleeping and comas (no they're not!)

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Jan 25, 2011 21:32:51 GMT -5
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the last two Wilco shows I worked I fell asleep at. If I was asleep and someone put me at a Wilco show, I would likely go into a coma. I don't get their live appeal at all. So really I hope not. But if that winds up being so, the other stage will probably entertainment.


STOP BEING SO BORING WILCO, THAT CHORUS IS NOT EVEN MEMORABLE OR CATCHY, IT MAKES ME COMAS!!!



Jan 25, 2011 21:33:26 GMT -5
UHG, ENOUGH WITH YOUR INTRIGUING FIRST LINES AND ABILITY TO KEEP TIME AND DARE I SAY GRACE AMONGST UNSETTLING NOISE AND CHAOS. INTERESTING THINGS MAKE ME ALL COMAS.

Jan 25, 2011 21:34:27 GMT -5
NELS CLINE'S NEEDS TO SLOW HIS GUITAR PLAYING DOWN, ALSO ALL THIS EXCITING INTERPLAY MAKES ME WANNA TAKE A LONG COMA.

Jan 25, 2011 21:34:58 GMT -5
JEFF TWEEDY'S HEARTBREAKING VULNERABILITY IS TOO COMAS FOR ME, AND THE ENDING WAS TOO RAW SO I'M LIKE COMAS.

Jan 25, 2011 21:36:52 GMT -5
COMAS
Posted by Switch
Jan 25, 2011 22:25:06 GMT -5
I totally agree. The funny thing is that my brother told me the same thing when I took him to a Wilco concert a few years ago. He said "oh, it was okay but I fell asleep for the first half". I was pretty pissed. I was on the edge of my seat and in a musical euphoric trance the whole time, even during their slow songs. Sunken treasure....yes please. "I am so out of chune...with you." I would definately be cool with Wilco at Sasquatch. Hell yes.
Jan 25, 2011 22:39:42 GMT -5
Yes. These aren't even my favorite songs by Wilco, more just to illustrate a point. Everything off of Summerteeth is the shit! Tweedy has a Brian Wilson like ear for melody at times and should really show it off more. Also stuff like Theologians and Wishful Thinking are awesome!

Look at me giving him songwriting advice! What a tooooool.
Posted by stamper
Jan 25, 2011 22:47:54 GMT -5
i wish i could like Wilco. i really do.
Jan 25, 2011 23:38:41 GMT -5
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i wish i could BE like Wilco. i really do.


I hear you Stamper.
Posted by know ID yuh
Jan 25, 2011 23:46:43 GMT -5
stamper Avatar
i wish i could like Wilco. i really do.


It took me a while. I thought Wilco was boring the first couple years I tried to listen to them. It was Summerteeth that finally got my ear, not Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Nels Cline on the guitar and Tweedy's comments between songs the first time I saw them live sold me. Now, they are one of my can't misses. It helps if you have some appreciation for their chunes, because they are not all upbeat.
Posted by Hancho
Jan 26, 2011 2:12:51 GMT -5
I first heard of Wilco when they covered Steely Dan's "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" and loved that. A few years later, a friend told me to check out Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and I could never to this day really get into it. Then, last year, a guy at work lent me Sky Blue Sky (telling me it was their best cd). I'm glad I borrowed it, because I'm back into Wilco again. I just love the classic rock/ allman brother feel to it.

When did Summerteeth come out? Is it even better than what I've heard?
Posted by interstateeight
Jan 26, 2011 13:03:44 GMT -5
This thread rules so hard.
Posted by Horned Gramma
Jan 26, 2011 13:13:05 GMT -5
I signed up for that BMG Record Club 12 CDs for a Penny thing when I was like sixteen and they accidentally sent me a copy of 'Being There' instead of, like, something else that I ordered. So 'Being There' is still my favorite.

'Summerteeth' is better than anything that's come after 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'. And if you don't like YHF then yer probably not actually a human being.
Posted by Drew
Jan 26, 2011 13:57:42 GMT -5
Being There is dense. It takes some patience, but it's one of their best. YHF is my favorite, and I don't care if it's the one Pitchfork jizzed all over, it's just a great album. Summerteeth is top three. And A Ghost Is Born is pretty solid as well, though I didn't think that when it came out.
Posted by Drew
Jan 26, 2011 13:58:05 GMT -5
And they fucking kill live - one of the best live bands. They transcend.