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  1. Yeah the concert is from July 2002, Jay would have been gone for about a year. I'm not sure if Mike was performing with the band, I know early on he was doing some stuff, like cuing up samples from backstage, but he's not credited in the linernotes at all. Bob Mehr's essay is really worth reading, it has some really interesting details about the recording of the album and the Jay's departure. Ultimately though, the music is the highlight here and this thing delivers. Between the album, the Loose Fur record, and Jay's leaked demos, I always figured we'd heard the majority of stuff from th
  2. There's two things I'm really impressed with: 1) The amount of content we've never heard before. 2) The sound quality of the stuff we have heard Sounds great on vinyl but I'm looking forward to having the digital version on Friday and bouncing between different versions of songs and comparing the differences. 🤓
  3. Contrary to what one might think due to my profile picture (Johnny Canuck being a historic hockey logo for the city of Vancouver, displayed here in modern Canuck colours of blue and green), I was not at this show. However, since no one has posted the setlist and the setlist featuring a unique (for this tour) song I feel this is worth preserving from a historical perspective. Especially when the Wilco World website does not currently list the song between Impossible Germany and California Stars. I have heard from a trusted source at the show that Love Is Everywhere was listed on the setlist in
  4. Thanks for capturing and sharing!! I thought that whole exchange was great. I didn't know another long time VCer was there!
  5. Between bbop and theashtraysays expertly capturing the train incident, I think there's one more banter moment worth preserving in the written record from this show. It started when someone in the crowd asked Jeff about why he was playing a Gibson J-45. Jeff explain that this specific J-45 was a guitar he hadn't been using in recent years but brought it back for the YHF anniversary shows, since it is the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot guitar. He strummed a bit of I Am Trying To Break Your Heart and he was right, it sounded just like that guitar. At this point Pat spoke up to help Jeff out. I think (???)
  6. This post is pretty funny. Why did I say They Might Be Giants? Anyways, my issue at concerts these days isn't the children it's the loud mouth adults. Bring the kiddos, it's one less seat for a drunken boomer or an obnoxious 21 year old (...as I was when I made that post!). Definitely anyone under the teenage years should wear earphones or ear plugs. The Cruel Country shows I've seen haven't been the loudest shows I've ever been to but Vince is right, the levels are being set pretty high.
  7. The iconic Canadian venue.... the Budweiser Stage. I believe this Budweiser Stage is the same venue they did a similar double bill with Lord Huron a few years ago. If Wilco ever circles back to Toronto in the next few years and plays the newly renovated Massey Hall, I'll definitely try to make the trip.
  8. Setlist as per Wilco World: 1 Handshake Drugs 2 Cruel Country 3 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart 4 Story to Tell 5 War On War 6 Bird Without a Tail / Base of My Skull 7 Hummingbird 8 All Across The World 9 At Least That's What You Said 10 California Stars 11 A Lifetime to Find 12 Impossible Germany 13 Jesus, Etc. 14 Heavy Metal Drummer 15 Box Full of Letters 16 Falling Apart (Right Now) 17 A Shot in the Arm 18 I Got You (At the End of the Century)
  9. If you pre-ordered, check your e-mails for an early version of Kamera.
  10. Looks like it's limited to 8000, so I'm sure you'll be able to track one down after. All of the Wilco RSD stuff recently has shown up on the Wilco webstore within a few weeks too so keep an eye out I'm sure one will pop up!
  11. There will be a CD release on Record Store Day Drops June 18th: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/15451 Looks to be no-frills in terms of cover art, etc.
  12. The times I've seen it in recent years, including 2016 Seattle, Jeff played a 12 string acoustic and John played a 6 string acoustic, no one played bass.
  13. I wish I had some proof but I successfully predicted that Pitchfork would give Cruel Country a 7.2 before I even heard the album. https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/wilco-cruel-country/
  14. Good post from jff. It seems as though any time someone is critical of the band, there's a group of people who take it as a personal insult. I doubt even the band cares that much. I've noticed a change in the fanbase after The Tweedy Show too. There's a lot more fandom for Jeff and co as people, not just musicians. Things definitely have changed. I remember VC after AGIB and SBS came out, at the end of the year, most people didn't include Wilco in their favourite records of the year. Just because this was a Wilco message board, didn't mean it's cool to like Wilco here!!
  15. Hot take: I think this is another strong Wilco album in a string of 12 strong Wilco albums. Ok that's not really a hot take. But I do really like this record. Obviously Many Worlds and Bird Without A Tail are future classics. I think I Am My Mother is a really good opening track, as others have noted Jeff is singing like Bob Dylan but I also think the music itself is pretty reminiscent of Big Pink era Band. There's a lot of material here and virtually every song is at least a "like" from me. If I had any disappointments, it might be the similar tempo across the record. While I had
  16. I've always thought that if Wilco was to have a "hit" it would be unexpected and in this part of their career, like Touch of Grey. At this point thought I don't know what a hit song would look like for music like Wilco. Same!
  17. Hello friends, As some of you are aware, for the past two years I've hosted a Wilco podcast called Alpha Bravo Charlie. We analyze Wilco songs, in alphabetical order, twice a week. We've just finished recording the final song, and are about to record one last special episode to finish off the show. Earlier in the show I gave my co-host Jason an allegedly tough (according to Vince) Wilco themed pop quiz, and I'm planning on doing one more pop quiz for the final episode. I have 12 questions already but I thought it might be fun to get some questions from the community too! If you're interes
  18. The seatmap was a little clunky for the South Dakota show but it was easy to score good seats and didn't get gouged either. I suppose that's the benefit for going to shows in less than high profile locations.... no offence to any Sioux Fallsians here, I'm looking forward to visiting your fair city this September!
  19. There's something comforting about seeing the band recording in The Loft in black and white.
  20. Could you not stream the record till the LP comes out?
  21. This is officially announced on the band's website now. Digital only: "Yes, CD and LP editions are in the works, but we’ll spare you the supply chain talk." I'm wary to make any predictions on the album sound based off this first single, Locator which was the first Schmilco song we heard, didn't really represent the sound of that album and Everyone Hides didn't really represent the sound of Ode to Joy. EDIT: "The dynamic Chicago rock band Wilco returns with its 12th studio album, the first of its kind. Cruel Country is the band's exploration of the genre the
  22. 21 songs?? Wow! Yeah you're probably right.
  23. It seemed like the band was working on the record relatively recently... if that's true, with the delay in vinyl production I wouldn't expect anything till the end of the year at the earliest. Maybe CDs??
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