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Old 03-01-2009, 03:46 PM   #286
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My proposal for a book about A Ghost Is Born for the 33 1/3 series got rejected

I love The Late Greats, but it doesn't feel like it's on the right album. I used to really enjoy Theologians, but I sort of burned out on it. I'd rank AGIB in my top three Wilco albums, behind Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Being There.

I finally got to hear them play Ashes of American Flags live last year. It was the first of the three shows in St. Louis, and I was front row in front of Nels, and I knew what it was as soon as they played the first few notes and was shocked. I'd requested it for every single Wilco show I'd gone to up to that point, and I couldn't believe they were actually playing it. It was sort of like Bad has been for me--on the set list and doesn't get played, or played the night before or after. It was so intense I completely forgot other people were there.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:49 PM   #287
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My proposal for a book about A Ghost Is Born for the 33 1/3 series got rejected
Aw crap, I'm sorry.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:03 PM   #288
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Thanks. I wasn't nearly as disappointed about it as I thought I'd be. I didn't think I'd be looking for a job this year when I sent in the proposal, so I think things worked out for the best. There's still one in the running for a book about Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but I really hope they don't pick that one--I think a more recent Wilco album (even sometime down the line) will make for a more interesting read.
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sneak peak of Side with the Seeds from the new Wilco DVD

Wilco's new DVD: An exclusive full-song clip | Music news, reviews, albums, concerts, and downloads | The Music Mix | EW.com

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:42 PM   #290
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Sweet.
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Hey, I really like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. And, because I suck and am a walking cliche, it's the only Wilco album I've ever heard. Light my path. What should be my next Wilco album?

Edit to Add: The only Wilco song I know that isn't on YHF is called "Let's Not Get Carried Away"...they play it a lot on my fave radio station. Kickass song.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:02 PM   #292
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I would say either A Ghost is Born (more rock) or Summerteeth (more pop). As I recall, you like country music so you might like Being There as well.

Here's something from A Ghost is Born that is pretty awesome:
YouTube - Wilco - Muzzle of bees (Burn to shine 02: Chicago, IL)
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Wow, that was great. Thanks. Gorgeous little song and then the lead guitarist goes friggin nuts at the 4 minute mark.

A Ghost Is Born it is!
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I recommend their live double disc, Kicking Television, because Wilco is brilliant live. It's got a nice mix of songs, mostly from YHF and A Ghost Is Born, and it's nice to hear how the current lineup performs those songs (Nels Cline and Pat Sansone joined the band right after AGIB was released). One of the colleges in my town is showing the DVD at their theatre next weekend, and I can't wait to see it.

If you're interested in more country-tinged rock, look for their first two albums, A.M. and Being There. Summerteeth has a very bubblegum pop feel to it in places, while A Ghost Is Born is in many ways a continuation of YHF, both thematically and musically, while Sky Blue Sky, their most recent album, has a more stripped-down, back-to-basics sound.

With Wilco, you really can't go wrong. I'm itching for them to announce the rest of their summer tour dates so I can start planning a road trip. I'm a little swamped with work right now, but I may be able to fix you up with a live recording or two at some point if you'd like.
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Hey, I really like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. And, because I suck and am a walking cliche, it's the only Wilco album I've ever heard. Light my path. What should be my next Wilco album?

Edit to Add: The only Wilco song I know that isn't on YHF is called "Let's Not Get Carried Away"...they play it a lot on my fave radio station. Kickass song.
I'd say go for the live album (Kicking Television), which has amazing versions of most songs from A Ghost Is Born. Summerteeth is a personal favorite as well.

Edit: BonoIsMyMuse beat me to it. But I totally agree, you can't go wrong with them, particularly the live stuff.
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Wilco is probably the only band where I would agree with the suggestion of the live CD but it's true that any given Wilco song sounds exponentially better live than the original recording.

While I like a lot of the earlier songs better than the songs on A Ghost is Born as a whole, the current (and hopefully final) Wilco line-up is just so amazing that it's almost hard for me to go back and listen to early Wilco records with the old band. So, yeah, the live CD would be a great way to go.
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Is Nels Cline the dude that ripped that nasty solo at the end of the Muzzle of Bees video that joyful posted?
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Is Nels Cline the dude that ripped that nasty solo at the end of the Muzzle of Bees video that joyful posted?
Yes. Nels is incredible. It's funny I almost mentioned to make sure you watch the whole thing so you wouldn't miss his solos. Jeff Tweedy is a fine guitarist in his own right as well. The whole band is a joy to watch.
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Exactly, that's the man. He is phenomenal.
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He's my new favorite guitarist.
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