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Jesus Etc. is tied with California Stars

I'm just tired of hearing them nearly every show. Cali Stars is only ok when there's a guest playing on it, and then it's still kinda boring cos the guest just solos and goes about their night. Both have really predictable chord changes and often times the audience screws up the sing alongs. I'm grumpy about those 2 songs for sure. 

Conversely, I could never ever ever get tired of ITMWLY. 

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Jesus Etc. is tied with California Stars

 

I'm just tired of hearing them nearly every show. Cali Stars is only ok when there's a guest playing on it, and then it's still kinda boring cos the guest just solos and goes about their night. Both have really predictable chord changes and often times the audience screws up the sing alongs. I'm grumpy about those 2 songs for sure.

 

Conversely, I could never ever ever get tired of ITMWLY.

You’re playing Jesus Etc wrong if you think that it has really predictable chord changes unlike California Stars being just A-E-D-A.

 

On any given day it could be Shake It Off, What Light, Leave Me Like You Found Me, or I Thought I Held You.

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On any given day it could be Shake It Off, What Light, Leave Me Like You Found Me, or I Thought I Held You.

 

 

Agree on Shake It Off.

 

That, along with Walken, are 2 I've never liked.

 

Leave Me Like You Found Me & I Thought I Held You are 2 of my favorite all-time Wilco songs. Mostly for the vibe they put off. And I love the musicianship in the latter.

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You’re playing Jesus Etc wrong if you think that it has really predictable chord changes unlike California Stars being just A-E-D-A.

 

On any given day it could be Shake It Off, What Light, Leave Me Like You Found Me, or I Thought I Held You.

I stand corrected... it has a really predictable melody at least to me cos I've heard it probably 700,000 times since 2001. 

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Interesting dynamic of "At Least That's What You Said" is while that it is one of my favorite songs by the band I've maybe listened to it in its entirety twice, once out of curiosity and probably the other time due to laziness of not hitting skip. I personally love "Leave Me Like You Found Me". Jesus Etc has always been my pee break song at shows, I don't hate it  but its not required listening/viewing. I would say mine is "Shrug and Destroy" or "Kicking Television". 

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Less Than You Think in its entirety -- although I do like the first part of it. 

 

Jesus etc. was my favorite Wilco song for a long time although I've probably heard it enough now to last a lifetime.  The "tall buildings shake, voices escape singing sad sad songs" line was so evocative of 9/11 to me.  And even though it was written before 9/11 it meant more to me than many songs that were written about it. 

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I think we need a topic called "Songs You Can't Figure Out Why You Don't Like". Then I would say, "Hell is Chrome". I don't know why. It has wonderful elements but just leaves me unmoved. 

Please don't all attack at once. :headbonk

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For me it has to be ITMWLY. If for no other reason than every time, I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME I've seen the band (since 2002, maybe 20 times) they've played it. I think if it wasn't so ubiquitous I wouldn't feel this way.

 

And, to be fair - I almost never listen to anything past about 2006.

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I Must Be High

Casino Queen

I Thought I Held You

That's Not The Issue

Blue Eyed Soul

Forget The Flowers

What's the World Got in Store

Say You Miss Me

Kingpin            Aaaaaaaaaaaagh!

Was I In Your Dreams

The Lonely 1

Can't Stand It

Nothingsevergonna...

Jesus Etc.

Ashes of American Flags

Hell Is Chrome

I'm a Wheel

You are my Face

Side With The Seeds

Shake It Off

Hate It Here

Walken      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!

What Light

Deeper Down

Solitaire

I'll Fight

Sonny Feeling

Everlasting everything

Capitol City

Standing O

Shrug and Destroy

Happiness

 

 

 

There, I've got that off my chest. It's a wonder that I'm here at all. This applies to all artists. I can love and respect them when what I like outweighs what I don't like, but don't expect me to like everything they do. I like to think I just have high standards.

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I Must Be High

Casino Queen

I Thought I Held You

That's Not The Issue

Blue Eyed Soul

Forget The Flowers

What's the World Got in Store

Say You Miss Me

Kingpin Aaaaaaaaaaaagh!

Was I In Your Dreams

The Lonely 1

Can't Stand It

Nothingsevergonna...

Jesus Etc.

Ashes of American Flags

Hell Is Chrome

I'm a Wheel

You are my Face

Side With The Seeds

Shake It Off

Hate It Here

Walken Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!

What Light

Deeper Down

Solitaire

I'll Fight

Sonny Feeling

Everlasting everything

Capitol City

Standing O

Shrug and Destroy

Happiness

 

 

 

There, I've got that off my chest. It's a wonder that I'm here at all. This applies to all artists. I can love and respect them when what I like outweighs what I don't like, but don't expect me to like everything they do. I like to think I just have high standards.

Hey whatever works my curiosity question is there an album you enjoy listening straight through or do you just listen to a song here or there? Also what song, etc made you a fan?

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