So much better than the original, which sounds like a flippin’ suicide note. (I always wondered, “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot? Feedback and methodone: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!”) The retro sound stylings of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound:
This is not a post about plagiarism. (But it could be, depending on what I find in my exams!)
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Holy Crap! I have a new theme song. (Replacing: Midnight Oil’s Forgotten Years and Joan Jett’s Bad Reputation which never coexisted all that well).
This is AWESOME! You just made my morning. FWIW, I like the Wilco version, too, but this is way fun.
I love this! I was lucky enough to see JC in a Chicago production of Passing Strange — he was amazing, and this is exactly the push I need to track down more of his stuff.
OMG, I didn’t think I’d like this (I am *such* a Wilco woman), but I *love* it! Thanks!
FWIW, I think the original is *supposed* to sound like a suicide note, or at least like what it feels like to love a seriously depressed person. I get that, anyway.
Glad you all like it! I’m going to pretend that JC Brooks is my boyfriend now.
Dr. Virago: I know, I know. Fratguy is Mr. Wilco around here. The middle-aged depression and drug addiction pose is just too depressing for me. (I liked A.M., but that was a long time ago, when I was in my 20s and it seemed funny to listen to peppy songs about drunk driving.) Is Tweedy a version of what Kurt Cobain would have become if he hadn’t offed himself at 27?
I’ll stand for no more Tweedy-bashing on this blog! Dude has a great sense of humor, though admittedly of the dark variety.
To wit: http://www.wgntv.com/videogallery/66789435/News/Wilco-front-man-forecasts-the-weather
And by the way, if you ever see/hear Wilco perform this song live you’ll love their version again.
I’m on the fence about this version overall, but putting the bridge from “Theologians” in the middle was brilliant.