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Picked up the vinyl today via RSD. Casino Queen is really killer. I would love to see classic rock artists put together a volume II. 

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On 9/26/2020 at 2:46 PM, nalafej said:

Picked up the vinyl today via RSD. Casino Queen is really killer. I would love to see classic rock artists put together a volume II. 

 

Did I miss you at Laurie's? Anyway, I love this project! Classic rock artists would be interesting, but I most enjoyed some of the tracks by younger artists that either attempted a deeper cut, tried to do something different with an arrangement or at least put their own stamp on whatever song they chose. That Parquet Courts mashup, for example...I'm not sure if I like it or if it went overboard, but I admire them for trying something different. I think Jeff has half-jokingly said he liked this project because it showed that at least some younger musicians/bands still like him/Wilco, and I'm not sure he would get — or even need/want — that from the "classic rock" contingent? But who knows? :lol

 

Speaking of Wilcovered, I happened to catch this cool cover of Love Is Everywhere (Beware) the other day on a KCRW session by a Dutch artist that I hadn't heard of before, Nana Adjoa. Check it out at the end of her short set, if you're so inclined...

 

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22 hours ago, bböp said:

Did I miss you at Laurie's?

 

Alas, I went to a closer shop with an inferior staff for this RSD drop.

 

I think you are right about it being great with the young artists and imagine that was a much more fun approach than if Jeff had had to work with Roger McGuinn or Neil Young for example.

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I thought Ohmme had the best cover, they really adapted it well into their own style while keeping the heart of the song the same. Ryley Walker was great too, really appreciated that he did a new song. I loved Kurt Vile's take on Passenger Side. This was at least the third Wilco song from Courtney, after Handshake Drugs at SSF and Jesus Etc on a stream once. She must be a genuine Wilco fan, I wonder what her VC handle was back in the day?? :D

Twin Peaks cover was the only one that felt a little too safe, IMHO. 

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On 9/26/2020 at 11:32 PM, bböp said:

 

Speaking of Wilcovered, I happened to catch this cool cover of Love Is Everywhere (Beware) the other day on a KCRW session by a Dutch artist that I hadn't heard of before, Nana Adjoa. Check it out at the end of her short set, if you're so inclined...

 

 

I must admit that I've never heard of her as well (shame on me!), but that is a pretty decent cover!

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I'm liking the Parquet Courts mashup - it's pretty bold. I'm also liking the safest one on there, Twin Peaks' Spiders (Kidsmoke). The only one I did not like the first time through is Low's take on War on War. I like Low; I do not like what they did with War on War.

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I finally got around to listening to the LPs. They sound nice, despite being warped (signature GZ quality control). Cool gatefold, though. Were the little blurbs from Jeff and the contributing musicians in the magazine when the CD was released? To be honest, I'm not sure I ever opened the magazine.

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I actually haven’t cracked my copy of the vinyl yet, though the warpage is a little disconcerting. But yeah, there was a two-page spread in the magazine with blurbs from Jeff and/or the contributors, so they probably just reproduced that...

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5 hours ago, Madcap said:

A colored vinyl version of this is now available at the Wilcostore FYI.  Pretty tempting.

 

Just buy it, so the rest of us can see pictures and be properly jealous. :thumbup

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Yesterday I found my old copy of the Wilcovered/Ode to Joy Uncut magazine, so I reread the article.  It talks a bit about how percussion is sort of the lead instrument on Ode to Joy.  I remember a lot of reviews emphasizing that, so I decided to listen to the record earlier today and pay specific attention to the percussion.  I hadn't listened to this record since before Covid, so it was all pretty fresh to my ears and I was hearing some details I hadn't picked up on previously.   Sure enough, there was percussion rumbling away in the background.  It was getting gradually louder, almost thunderous, and I wondered why I had never noticed it before.  Glenn was making quite a ruckus. 

 

But then I realized it was just my wife dragging the trash can up the driveway from the curb.

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6 hours ago, jff said:

Yesterday I found my old copy of the Wilcovered/Ode to Joy Uncut magazine, so I reread the article.  It talks a bit about how percussion is sort of the lead instrument on Ode to Joy.  I remember a lot of reviews emphasizing that, so I decided to listen to the record earlier today and pay specific attention to the percussion.  I hadn't listened to this record since before Covid, so it was all pretty fresh to my ears and I was hearing some details I hadn't picked up on previously.   Sure enough, there was percussion rumbling away in the background.  It was getting gradually louder, almost thunderous, and I wondered why I had never noticed it before.  Glenn was making quite a ruckus. 

 

But then I realized it was just my wife dragging the trash can up the driveway from the curb.

 

😂😂😂 I hope Glenn reads this because I know he's always looking for new percussive sounds!

It might be a bit distracting though, if in the middle of the noisy part of Via Chicago, Glenn strode offstage and then returned dragging a trash can.

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12 hours ago, kidsmoke said:

 

😂😂😂 I hope Glenn reads this because I know he's always looking for new percussive sounds!

It might be a bit distracting though, if in the middle of the noisy part of Via Chicago, Glenn strode offstage and then returned dragging a trash can.

 

I should go out there with a hand held recorder and get my wife to pull in the trash cans.  Maybe I can beat Glenn to it.

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14 hours ago, jff said:

 

I should go out there with a hand held recorder and get my wife to pull in the trash cans.  Maybe I can beat Glenn to it.

 

:lol

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On 3/10/2021 at 10:39 PM, kidsmoke said:

 

:lol

 

We'd have to nail it on the first take.  I don't think it'd go over well if I said "Drag the trash can back to the curb and do it again.  This time with feeling!"

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On 3/12/2021 at 5:34 AM, jff said:

 

We'd have to nail it on the first take.  I don't think it'd go over well if I said "Drag the trash can back to the curb and do it again.  This time with feeling!"

 

Nah, I'm sure she'd be "into" the "process" if you just explained. :banana

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On 3/13/2021 at 10:45 PM, kidsmoke said:

 

Nah, I'm sure she'd be "into" the "process" if you just explained. :banana

 

I'll have to make sure she understands her motivation...which is to record garbage can percussion sounds on a recording that'll almost definitely never get any farther than my little Tascam recorder before Glenn Kotche does the same thing on a Wilco record that gets released world wide.  Just so I'll have bragging rights.

 

With that understanding, she's sure to see the importance of this effort and deliver a performance filled with heart and soul.

 

As a bonus, there's going to be a big electrical storm later this week, so we can go out there and do a storm version of it, too.  She won't mind getting soaked and possibly struck by lightning. 

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