The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about hi...
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- Total babe/badass/cool dude. I already knew Jeff was a great songwriter, and reading his memoir has let me appreciate his talents as a writer in long form as well. He’s funny and cynical yet accessible. Liked the book an awful lot and will always love Wilco.
- Self-aware even about his self-awareness, Jeff Tweedy seemed like he might be either the worst or the best guy to write a memoir. In fact, the answer is much closer to the latter. Like a Wilco song, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) breezes past, but is full of moments of acute insight, wry humor, and surprising poignancy. As music memoirs go, this is just the kind of book a lot of fans are looking for: neither a comprehensive catalog or an indulgent...
- Everyone who knows me knows that I hate Wilco with the passion of thousand burning suns (or whatever the expression). That's because I once loved them with the same passion. There it is on page 197. Jeff acknowledges us. Those who loved Jay Bennett's Wilco. Even before I got to that passage, I had already fallen in love with this book. Jeff is genuinely likable, thoughtful, funny, and charming. I can relate to how he thinks about life. I'm sorry ...
- I enjoyed Tweedy's breezy intelligent voice here. Reading this makes me want to revisit the Wilco oeuvre again and pay more attention. I don't think I have ever operated this way before. Usually I fall for the music and then I read about the creator or creators responsible. ("Low Key" is one of my all-time favorites, but it's technically not a Wilco song.)
- He is a wonderful writer. Strong narrative, clever, a bit of the passionate smart ass. This certainly is a tell all about Jay Farrar, Jay Bennet, Jeff's drug abuse, and the Lounger Ax in Chicago. It thins out a bit in the middle and toward the end, but well done throughout. The poems, songs at the end of the book are beautiful.
- This was the best.
- Wilco is one of my favourite bands. I have seen them many times and Jeff solo several times. Was nice to get some more insight into Uncle Tupelo days and erly Wilco days.
- 4.25 stars