Friday, September 10, 2010
"Wilcovers" : THE WEEKEND MIX
Interesting thing about Wilco and me, I experienced the opposite of what David H. mentioned in the comments section of yesterday's post (see below). In regards to discovering a band after an initially cold introduction, he said, "It took other people's passions to turn me around on things."
I loved Wilco's first two records, but it was the relentless clamoring over their third LP, "Summerteeth," and the comparisons to Brian Wilson that sent me to the showers early. Critically acclaimed, I wanted no part of "Summerteeth," mostly because I just didn't hear the Beach Boys. Or more accurately, I couldn't hear the Beach Boys.
When the pressure subsided and everybody shut up and started paying attention to something else, "Summerteeth" crept up on me and attacked. It's got Brian Wilson all over it. It's my favorite Wilco album, and one of my favorite records of the last 30 years.
Well, that's my intro.
Here's the mix.
Summerteeth...but these are covers.
Cold Turkey (John Lennon)
Color Me Impressed (The Replacements)
Ever Fallen In Love (The Buzzcocks)
Give Me Back The Key To My Heart (Doug Sahm)
I Wanna Be Sedated (The Ramones)
I Wish I Was Your Mother (Mott The Hoople)
I'm Into Something Good (Herman's Hermits, or Earl-Jean, if you please)
I'm Only Sleeping (The Beatles)
In the Street (Big Star)
Listen To Her Heart (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Lookin' For A Lover (Neil Young)
Love & Mercy (Brian Wilson)
Oklahoma USA (The Kinks)
Peace, Love & Understanding (Nick Lowe)
Ripple (The Grateful Dead)
TV Eye (The Stooges)
We Will Rock You (Queen)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King)
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)