Wilco : Radio Cure: Chicago, 2002

Wilco, amidst a sea change, in the seminal moment at which they begin their ascendency to the greatest American rock band alive.  Or, so we’ve been led to believe.  Tweedy, recently sober, obviously jonesing and more pissed-off than usual, channels his frustration into the monotonous dirge of this song.  And yet there are green shoots!  Toy piano notes accent the most depressing lyrics of the song, leading us to question whether Tweedy really is sad.  Whatever.  Wunderbar.  The black and white grainy footage of Leroy Bach’s mohawk is cool, which is why we’ve kept it.  In all seriousness, though, we love this song.

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