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I hadn't looked through the book (Listen to This!) in ages, but was glancing through it the other day and thought the chapter on Jeff might be of interest for some.

 

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When Jeff's wife owned a club on the northside of Chicago, he used to occasionally DJ there to bring folks in on a Monday night or something. He had pretty stellar music taste and used to bring in a stack of LPs. Minor Threat and the Clash definitely come to mind.

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Ha. Just an hour or so before I read this, I added a signature to my VC profile that's a Tweedy quote about the 'mats.

 

 

Someone mentioned that quote in a thread on a Westerberg board recently. I had said how much I thought that the way the Replacements closed out Rock Around The Clock (on the new bonus ed. of Stink) sounded like the way WIlco closed out Dreamer in my Dreams. It made me wonder if Tweedy or one of them had ever heard a boot of that 'mats song and it crept in (not so?)sub-consciously. The person who replied cited that quote.

 

It really does. I hadn't heard it before I bought this re-issue and when I did hear it, I did an aural double-take. Man I love that band.

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Ha. Just an hour or so before I read this, I added a signature to my VC profile that's a Tweedy quote about the 'mats.

 

 

Someone mentioned that quote in a thread on a Westerberg board recently. I had said how much I thought that the way the Replacements closed out Hey Good Looking (on the new bonus ed. of Stink) sounded like the way WIlco closed out Dreamer in my Dreams. It made me wonder if Tweedy or one of them had ever heard a boot of that 'mats song and it crept in (not so?)sub-consciously. The person who replied cited that quote (but I think they attributed it to Stirrat).

 

It really does. I hadn't heard it before I bought this re-issue and when I did hear it, I did an aural double-take. Man I love that band.

 

It was Tweedy at the Riviera in 97. It was just before he covered "Color Me Impressed".... well.

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It was Tweedy at the Riviera in 97. It was just before he covered "Color Me Impressed".... well.

Based on the recording I have, I figured it was at the Fillmore. "Color me Impressed" is immediately followed up by "I Wanna be Sedated". There were two setlists that show them being played consecutively and they were 5/9 and 5/10 of '97.

 

Of course, he could've said it more than once. It was true up until ST.

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Based on the recording I have, I figured it was at the Fillmore. "Color me Impressed" is immediately followed up by "I Wanna be Sedated". There were two setlists that show them being played consecutively and they were 5/9 and 5/10 of '97.

 

Of course, he could've said it more than once. It was true up until ST.

 

I saw him say it at the Riviera so I know it happened there. It was actually taped for a radio concert as well. I may have a tape of it somewhere.

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That's a great list and I am proud to say I have almost all of those albums (not the boxsets). Thanks for sharing.

Yea, me too,..,,I realized I didn't have the Lomax set (I may have one of the LPs) so I went ahead and bought that....

 

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ok...i like jeff even more now that i know he digs the stax! that music is my bread and butter...not a day goes by when i don't listen to at least some stax music. :yes

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London Calling and Sweetheart of the Rodeo. This explains everything. I will have to give Nick Drake a listen.

 

Drake's, "Pink Moon," is steller! Highly recommended.

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London Calling and Sweetheart of the Rodeo. This explains everything. I will have to give Nick Drake a listen.

 

Yeah, Drake is excellent. His music is very hauntingly beautiful.

 

And thanks for sharing the article. I always love to find out what artists I like listen to because it's a great way to find new stuff.

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I'm not a big Pink Moon fan, Five leaves Left is where its at for me

I don't think you can go wrong with either one, or Bryter Layter for that matter.

 

I picked up the Fruit Tree box set back in the 90s; that was the perfect introduction to Drake's music :).

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I don't think you can go wrong with either one, or Bryter Layter for that matter.

 

I picked up the Fruit Tree box set back in the 90s; that was the perfect introduction to Drake's music :).

Track 1 on Bryter Layter has some excellent guitar work by Richard Thompson.

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Ha. Just an hour or so before I read this, I added a signature to my VC profile that's a Tweedy quote about the 'mats.

 

 

Someone mentioned that quote in a thread on a Westerberg board recently. I had said how much I thought that the way the Replacements closed out Rock Around The Clock (on the new bonus ed. of Stink) sounded like the way WIlco closed out Dreamer in my Dreams.

 

I'd always thought that about "Hootenany" from that LP (sorry I can't call it a cd since i bought all of their stuff originally on album lol) I haven't gotten the new Mats reissues yet (bad me!), but I am a long time fan. Is it similar to the end of Hootenany then?

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I'd always thought that about "Hootenany" from that LP (sorry I can't call it a cd since i bought all of their stuff originally on album lol) I haven't gotten the new Mats reissues yet (bad me!), but I am a long time fan. Is it similar to the end of Hootenany then?

 

Rock Around the Clock has about 3 false endings, really sloppy endings that re-start after somebody plays another note or two. And they play one of those re-starts much slower than they did throughout the song proper. Very, very similar to how Dreamer ends.

 

All the Replacements re-issues are great and have some really cool bonus tracks. Greart packaging and liner notes. The Sire releases are supposedly scheduled to come out this Sept.

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I don't know if Jeff is a music fanatic as me, but we two have almost the same albums and the same taste, really. His mind could recognize all those different kind of music (seldom light years far from one to another: Stax soul, Nick Drake, Replacements) and choose the good inside of it.

It would be curious know if he follows some modern indie artists, there are many out there and I am sure he could loves some like Martin Craft, Songdog, The Shins, The National, John Vanderslice.

Surely he knows one of may favourite: Andrew Bird, one of the finest musicians around.

 

To those who like some folk music, I would suggest a great CD: Rachel Unthank & the Winterset - The Bairns (2007 on EMI): a without time great album.

Now I'm in love with the Martin Craft's Silver and fire CD, the debut album by a great songwriter, I am sure he will be famous one day.

 

..sorry for my rusty english...

Bye all!

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