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Old 06-21-2011, 06:19 PM   #81
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It's a feel good song, I like the lyrics, and the chorus.

I've thought...Jeff Tweedy is pretty consistent, and when he writes something that's not all that great it's only mediocre, not atrocious. I think it's because Jeff Tweedy is just that good of a lyrcist/songwriter. It's hard for him to be that bad.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #82
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Whenever I see this topped, I hope it's that they've released the new album info.

As for What Light, it's good. I don't see how anyone could get that pissed at it. Although I'm more than ready for them to take a left-turn from the tighter, poppier stuff they've done on the last two records.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:35 PM   #83
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light? what light? light? what light?

fuck that
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:17 AM   #84
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New Wilco single, "I Might":

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Old 06-28-2011, 02:26 PM   #85
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Continuing the new Wilco stuff, here's a bunch of new songs (live) from the Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts. Some good stuff. IMO, Born Alone's the best thing here; we've heard it Jeff solo but it's very, very different with the band.

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Old 06-28-2011, 02:28 PM   #86
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light? what light? light? what light?

fuck that
I was thinking about this song; I kind of like it, but I really, really don't like the version on SBS, and it's pretty much all about Jeff's vocal. The way he sang this song pre and post-SBS was much different; he was really belting the chorus before the album was recorded/released, and it's been that nasally, more conversational thing ever since. I think it was much cooler the earlier way.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:31 PM   #87
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Continuing the new Wilco stuff, here's a bunch of new songs (live) from the Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts. Some good stuff. IMO, Born Alone's the best thing here; we've heard it Jeff solo but it's very, very different with the band.

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i'm holding off til the album is out, but i hear the new stuff has a 70's power-pop vibe and that's good news.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:34 PM   #88
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I listened to everything once, but I figured I'd allow myself Born Alone a few more times since I've heard Tweedy do it alone. I'll put it this way; that particular song is how I've been wishing new songs would sound since Nels Cline joined the band. I think Jeff never wants to be pegged down, and the easy-going spare sound of the past few albums was partially a response to people thinking the band would be this freak-out Sonic Youth style guitar band with Nels and Jeff both playing. They sound a little more willing to indulge that in a new song with this one.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #89
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:37 PM   #90
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That said, who knows how the studio version will sound. There's some rocking songs live that are pretty sedate in their studio incarnations.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:44 PM   #91
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i wouldn't mind another live record soon.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:41 PM   #92
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i wouldn't mind another live record soon.
They'd be really good for a Live Trax kind of deal, cause there are so many different versions of Wilco through the years, and so many different sounds. People think the Butch to Tim change was drastic; they went from country/rock with a violin player earliest, to the more straight ahead rock and roll when Bennett was in the band, to when Jeff was the only guitarist, which was much moodier and spaced out than any other live shows they've ever done, and now they've got the lineup they've had for the past six or so years. Add in some Loose Fur and Tweedy solo shows, you could easily put out nine or ten concerts of different periods of the band that sound remarkably different.
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they don't really switch their sets much from show to show in a single tour though.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #94
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the earnest country rock will always be my favorite Wilco. i loved all the live performances shown during the documentary that had tons of energy and grit
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they don't really switch their sets much from show to show in a single tour though.
In the past few years they've gotten better; the festival sets they played only repeated one song, and those were 30+ song sets. But you have so much variation in style; they're a good example of why sometimes it can be good to have lineup changes, though Jeff is still an idiot for how he went about firing Bennett.

As for favorite period; I think that era post-Ghost is Born, where Kicking Television came from, is just incredible. The song quality they were working with, the diversity they had was just top-notch. Also, I felt like Tweedy and Nels battled a bit more on guitar back then, whereas Nels pretty much owns the show now.

Really, you can't go wrong, I love all the eras for different reasons.
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In the past few years they've gotten better; the festival sets they played only repeated one song, and those were 30+ song sets. But you have so much variation in style; they're a good example of why sometimes it can be good to have lineup changes, though Jeff is still an idiot for how he went about firing Bennett.

As for favorite period; I think that era post-Ghost is Born, where Kicking Television came from, is just incredible. The song quality they were working with, the diversity they had was just top-notch. Also, I felt like Tweedy and Nels battled a bit more on guitar back then, whereas Nels pretty much owns the show now.

Really, you can't go wrong, I love all the eras for different reasons.
don't get me wrong, i love YHF, Ghost Is Born, and the Kicking Television set that represents that period well.

i'm not a live wilco expert by any means, but i can't picture some of those A.M. and Summerteeth bangers being played with the rawness and energy they need with this expanded lineup.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:04 PM   #97
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i just want Tweedy to write another Casino Queen.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:39 PM   #98
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I'm not really into taping, so I haven't heard many full shows, which is why I'd love to see some kind of series or something.

It's funny, I moved to Chicago last year, and one of the bonuses (I thought) was that I'd be getting to see Wilco and Tweedy in all sorts of shows; it seems like for their entire existence, they've been into playing impromptu shows in their hometown (it felt like) weekly. Of course, I come, and they haven't played here for about two years.
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that's rough. i figured St. Louis would get more Wilco love than it does.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:57 PM   #100
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What makes it worse is that the drought has made demand so high that I bet they do one show at one of the arenas here rather than a long run at a theater. And considering the only time I've seen Wilco has been in Madison Square Garden, I'd actually like to be able to see Tweedy's face when he's singing.
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