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  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 9,258

    I have tried numerous times to get into this band, but I have yet to be impressed and I have a hard time even sitting through some of the songs.

    I must be missing something.

    Have you listened to any of their live shows??
    '96: Seattle: Key Arena
    '98: Seattle: Memorial Stadium 1 & 2
    '00: Columbus: Polaris
    '03: Columbus: Germain
    '10: Columbus: Nationwide Arena
    '11: East Troy: Alpine Valley - PJ20 1 & 2 + EV Detroit
    '12: Missoula + EV Jacksonville 1 & 2
    '13: Chicago / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / Seattle
    '14: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Memphis / Detroit / Moline
    '15: New York City - Global Citizen Festival
    '16: Greenville / Hampton / Raleigh / Columbia / Lexington / Ottawa / Toronto 1 & 2 / Wrigley 1 & 2
    '17: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Brooklyn
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  • Wma31394Wma31394 Posts: 2,851

    I have tried numerous times to get into this band, but I have yet to be impressed and I have a hard time even sitting through some of the songs.

    I must be missing something.

    Listen to Kicking Television live in Chicago and you'll be talking a different story..
    "Going where the water tastes like wine!"
  • tweedyfanjentweedyfanjen Posts: 512
    Depends on what kind of music you like. Their albums span many genres.
    I'm through with screaming
  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,109
    For all you gearheads, more Wilco used/owned gear soon going up for sale at Reverb:
    https://reverb.com/news/the-wilco-loft-shop-announces-new-inventory
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 5,536
    jjflash said:

    For all you gearheads, more Wilco used/owned gear soon going up for sale at Reverb:
    https://reverb.com/news/the-wilco-loft-shop-announces-new-inventory

    those are some amazing guitars. bet they fetch top price.
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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 6,500
    See them next week ;)
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    NO SAMPLES, KEYBOARDS OR SYNTHESIZERS USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS RECORDING....
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    Cork-Eddie-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    NO SAMPLES, KEYBOARDS OR SYNTHESIZERS USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS RECORDING....
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 1,807
    I would take that set in a heartbeat when I see them this summer. Good stuff
  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 474
    Seeing them tonight and tomorrow night. Stoked!


  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 5,536
    that looks really nice. still deciding on braving the Big Ears festival to see them next week.
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    2004- Asheville, NC (hometown show)
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,524
    Damn, I wish I had a Wilco show on my dance card.......they played 3 shows in L.A. last September, but I am jonesing for more!
  • tweedyfanjentweedyfanjen Posts: 512
    JOEJOEJOE said:

    Damn, I wish I had a Wilco show on my dance card.......they played 3 shows in L.A. last September, but I am jonesing for more!

    Same here. I saw them in Chicago last August but have nothing in the future. I did see Son Volt the other day and imagined Jeff standing on stage with Jay. :lol:
    I'm through with screaming
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 9,810
    A surprising number of repeats in the sets, but I am stoked for four nights at the beacon anyway!
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 9,810
    Beacon shows have been great so far. Great mix of songs. A bit shorter than past Wilco shows, but man the sound in the beacon is perfect and Jeff sounds great.
  • UnthoughtNameUnthoughtName Posts: 154
    As someone who know very little to nothing about Wilco (other than they've obviously proven themselves), Can anyone recommend 5 main tracks to get into them and then from those tracks, the easiest album to get into.

    I'll hang up and listen to your answers. Thank you.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 34,484
    edited March 21

    As someone who know very little to nothing about Wilco (other than they've obviously proven themselves), Can anyone recommend 5 main tracks to get into them and then from those tracks, the easiest album to get into.

    I'll hang up and listen to your answers. Thank you.

    IMHO, their masterpiece is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and every song on that album are their main tracks. ;)
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,524

    As someone who know very little to nothing about Wilco (other than they've obviously proven themselves), Can anyone recommend 5 main tracks to get into them and then from those tracks, the easiest album to get into.

    I'll hang up and listen to your answers. Thank you.

    I'd listen to their live album, Kicking Television, or if you are in a spendy mood, I'd pay for a live download of a recent show.
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 1,807
    I would definitely start with Kicking Television. Then look at the songs you like there and what albums they are on, and go from there. Yankee Foxtrot Hotel and A Ghost is Born are my two fave albums, but I think a lot of Wilco fans differ when it comes to that.

    And yes, as Joe said, a live show is always a good bet too.
  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 9,258
    Download all 5 of these live shows from Wilco's 2011 Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago:

    http://thesteamengine.net/home/download-wilco-2011-12-16-the-metro-chicago-il.html

    Night One at The Civic Opera House is INCREDIBLE...
    Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples join Wilco for the encore!!
    '96: Seattle: Key Arena
    '98: Seattle: Memorial Stadium 1 & 2
    '00: Columbus: Polaris
    '03: Columbus: Germain
    '10: Columbus: Nationwide Arena
    '11: East Troy: Alpine Valley - PJ20 1 & 2 + EV Detroit
    '12: Missoula + EV Jacksonville 1 & 2
    '13: Chicago / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / Seattle
    '14: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Memphis / Detroit / Moline
    '15: New York City - Global Citizen Festival
    '16: Greenville / Hampton / Raleigh / Columbia / Lexington / Ottawa / Toronto 1 & 2 / Wrigley 1 & 2
    '17: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Brooklyn
    http://www.livefootsteps.org/user/?usr=170
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 6,500
    They have some posters up over here from the last few shows...

    http://wilco.kungfustore.com/posters.html
    Cork-Eddie-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    NO SAMPLES, KEYBOARDS OR SYNTHESIZERS USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS RECORDING....
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 34,484
    edited March 21
    I'm not sure going straight to live material is the greatest idea for discovering any band. I always felt that it was better to start with the studio stuff and go from there. Live material can be better, but it also tends to require a stronger connection in order to appreciate the live vibe. I would always say wait until you have listened to (and enjoy) some of the studio work and then move on to the live stuff once/if you feel invested enough to explore further.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,068
    PJ_Soul said:

    I'm not sure going straight to live material is the greatest idea for discovering any band. I always felt that it was better to start with the studio stuff and go from there. Live material can be better, but it also tends to require a stronger connection in order to appreciate the live vibe. I would always say wait until you have listened to (and enjoy) some of the studio work and then move on to the live stuff once/if you feel invested enough to explore further.

    I agree...The best approach, would be to check out the studio versions of songs that are on wide release live album or greatest hits, which I think Wilco has.

    If I was gonna choose the most accessible Wilco albums I'd probably go with Summerteeth and Sky Blue Sky.
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 6,500
    Yankee and a ghost is born - are 2 stone cold classics
    Cork-Eddie-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    NO SAMPLES, KEYBOARDS OR SYNTHESIZERS USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS RECORDING....
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 1,807

    They have some posters up over here from the last few shows...

    http://wilco.kungfustore.com/posters.html

    I snagged this one a few weeks ago when they went on sale. Love this print and it's actually one my wife will let me hang in the living room, haha.




  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 9,258
    edited March 22

    As someone who know very little to nothing about Wilco (other than they've obviously proven themselves), Can anyone recommend 5 main tracks to get into them and then from those tracks, the easiest album to get into.

    I'll hang up and listen to your answers. Thank you.

    Five songs:
    One Sunday Morning
    Art Of Almost
    Shot In The Arm
    One Wing
    California Stars*

    Album:
    The Whole Love
    Sky Blue Sky
    Post edited by derbydave on
    '96: Seattle: Key Arena
    '98: Seattle: Memorial Stadium 1 & 2
    '00: Columbus: Polaris
    '03: Columbus: Germain
    '10: Columbus: Nationwide Arena
    '11: East Troy: Alpine Valley - PJ20 1 & 2 + EV Detroit
    '12: Missoula + EV Jacksonville 1 & 2
    '13: Chicago / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / Seattle
    '14: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Memphis / Detroit / Moline
    '15: New York City - Global Citizen Festival
    '16: Greenville / Hampton / Raleigh / Columbia / Lexington / Ottawa / Toronto 1 & 2 / Wrigley 1 & 2
    '17: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Brooklyn
    http://www.livefootsteps.org/user/?usr=170
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