*A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018*The singer, guitarist, and songwriterbest known for his work with Wilcoopens 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 wh...
|Title||:||Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.|
|Number of Pages||:||303 pages|
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. Reviews
I honestly can’t recall when I first heard Wilco, or how, but I know it wasn’t until after I’d moved to Kansas City in 1999. I’d arrived from the Bay Area (and Bloomington, Indiana before that) on Memorial Day weekend, which means I got to my new hometown about two months after “Summerteeth” was released. Once in KC, I made friends with the guys in Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys, and I quickly got into the whole Bloodshot Records alt.country/honky tonk scene. Sadly, that’s the most convincing ...more
A funny, charming, self-aware look back by the Wilco front man, from growing up in SW Illinois to present day. You really needn't be a fan of Uncle Tupelo, Wilco in any of its configurations, or have even heard of Jeff Tweedy to enjoy this book (although of course that would help). Read it if you enjoy memoirs by interesting people with the ability to tell a good story well. (I'll admit that I've seen him in concert probably a dozen times, but not for almost two decades, and haven't engaged with ...more
Approachable, articulate, funny, and poignant.
I realized halfway through that he may have written this for musicians - I mean, fans will enjoy it - but it reads like a musician's handbook.
It recalibrated everything I *thought* I knew about listening to and making music - I had it all wrong.
I highly recommend the audiobook version. I just finished it and am starting it again from the beginning for a second read.
Wilco and Uncle Tupelo fans will enjoy the honest exposé.
Fans of all types of music will enjoy the geek-out of learning an artist ...more
A poignant and insightful memoir that shines when Tweedy examines his relationships with his parents, his wife, and his children. Wilco was my first favorite band and knowing more about the life and mindset of their lead singer lets me appreciate them in a whole new way.
I have been a fan of Jeff Tweedy's music since his start as co-singer/songwriter in Uncle Tupelo and have followed him ever since. His second band, Wilco, has long been one of my favorites. As a result I was probably the ideal audience for an autobiography from Tweedy-Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) (2018). It was simultaneously released with his most recent solo album Warm (2018). This memoir is a very accessible and self-aware reflection of Tweedy's life and career to date. This includes essenti ...more
More a philosophy book than anything. Endlessly fascinating and comforting.
Can I give it seventy thousand stars to make up for every jaded Wilco fan who will dock it a star for not spending enough time on the 2nd LP of Being There?
A masterpiece of a memoir. Probably the most fun I've had reading a book this year. Funny, first, damn is this a funny book. And profound, Christ!, there are moments I took photographs of (with my phone, if those are photographs) so I would remember them.
I'll confess: I borrowed it from the library. I'll buy it someday, or, even better, if I ...more