Wilco, America's greatest rock band, recently played a residency in Chicago where they performed their entire recorded catalog over 5 shows. To keep it even more interesting, they mixed up the set lists so they weren't playing the albums in sequence.
Due to a (now sadly lapsed) friendship with bassist John Stirrat I've followed the band since before their formation. I still have the pre-lease cassette of A.M., their first album, that Stirrat gave me when we both still lived in New Orleans. I'm not sure what the future of Wilco will bring, much like Radiohead every new album is either a huge growth or a move to a new sound. But, I have to say, it seems to me they peaked with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Both A Ghost is Born and Sky Blue Sky have been letdowns to me. I still love Summerteeth the best, and prefer the earlier stuff in general.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Posted by Pete Best at 12:20 PM