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Friday, February 1, 2013

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"Heavy Metal Drummer," Wilco


"I miss the innocence I've known / playing Kiss covers beautiful and stoned"



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hellomynameis

ahhh, this is my favorite song!!
wilco was my first dance song at my wedding! but not this song...

Escapade Dunfree

@hellomynameis I walked down the aisle to a stripped down version of "I Got You (At the End of the Century)"! Yay Wilco Weddings! On a not needlessly personal note, this song is boss and Jeff Tweedy looks like a baby child in this video.

fondue with cheddar

@hellomynameis If not this song, then WHICH SONG?

thisisunclear

@hellomynameis NEED TO KNOW!

hellomynameis

@thisisunclear @fondue with cheddar you & i!

thisisunclear

@hellomynameis oh man, I love love. lovely!

SternMathPrincess

@Escapade Dunfree Yes, he looks so much older now!

carolinaclay

The drums actually kick into a pretty cool groove at 0:35 (and whenever the refrain/chorus kicks in). It actually feels like a kind of break beat. More interesting than the studio version. I'm a drummer, and I wish more songs were about falling in love with drummers, because that would bode well for me.@y

yeah-elle

ahh, one of my very favorite songs! glenn kotche on the drums is incredible.

yeah-elle

@yeah-elle PS it is worth finding the videos of the performances where glenn does fancy twirls with his drumsticks and jeff laughs at him...like this one.

PoBoyNation

@yeah-elle I'm always impressed that he can reproduce this drum sound (which sounds a little like a drum machine, to me, on the record)in concert.

BethroTull

@yeah-elle His awesomeness on this* song was what turned me on to Wilco (late to the party).

* Song starts at about 1:45 mark, amazing drumming begins around 4:10. The gushing from the NPR hosts after the song is also adorable.

maybe partying will help

Well now I have to go listen to "Dance the Night Away" too. Which is not a KISS song but is a quintessential hair-metal summer-lovin' song.

Harriet Welch

Swoooon....
I did so much falling in love to this band/album/song.
In the summer...
Not with a drummer.
But I do miss the innocence I've known.
I will now listen to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot all day and be all silly and nostalgic.
Have you guys seen the MOVIE?!

fondue with cheddar

@Harriet Welch NO BUT I WANT TOOOO

Harriet Welch

@fondue with cheddar DOOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIITTTT!!!!
So good!
There is an adorable kid that drums and makes his dad (in the band) guess the song. Spoiler:He can't!!
^definitely fell in love with THAT drummer.

fondue with cheddar

@Harriet Welch OMG that sounds like the cutest thing ever. I don't even know why I haven't seen it yet. I'll bet my brother has it on DVD. He loves Wilco too, and he's really into music biographies/documentaries.

Harriet Welch

@fondue with cheddar
It's crazy forever ago. It's called I am Trying to Break Your Heart. It's so awesome. The whole thing is just all squuuueeeee!!!!
/when I saw it I was swooning a serious musician and tried to pretend like I was cool and not like I was not all "EEEEEEKKKKKKKKK This is sooooooo cuuuuute!"

I saw Standing in the Shadows of Motown at a similar time and it was equally awesome.

Harriet Welch

@Harriet Welch
Whoah! I just looked up the movie (to see if it's netflixable) and it is more than ten years old.
Was that really ten years ago?
TEN?
I was a swoony teenager like 18 seconds ago. NOT ten years ago. This post has made me feel the gamut of feelings.

fondue with cheddar

@Harriet Welch Ten years ago I was not even a teenager. I was a college graduate and a bride-to-be. GETTING OLD IS SO WEEEEIRD.

Harriet Welch

@fondue with cheddar
Oh man, it is. I am only 27, and it is already kind of strange and surreal. Also I have zero understand of time as a linear thing. I will think something was simultaneously forever ago and also just the other day.

fondue with cheddar

@Harriet Welch Time is that way for me, too! Also, I'm 38 and it gets so much weirder the older I get! I'm hoping maybe at some point you get used to it but it hasn't happened yet.

fondue with cheddar

AAHH LOVE THIS SONG. I still remember the first time I listened to that album. Sitting on the porch on a breezy, beautiful day...sipping a Woodchuck, window open behind me with a boombox on the sill. Good stuff.

Also, my brother is a drummer and played in a metal band in high school. They didn't play Kiss though, mostly Metallica. But still! Nostalgia.

Harriet Welch

@fondue with cheddar
SOOOOO similar!!! Hot sultry summer night, cold cheap red wine in a coffee cup, smoking spliffs with clove cigarettes, computer speakers pointed toward the open window...

Just thinking of the perfection of those moments makes me want to cry.

fondue with cheddar

@Harriet Welch "Just thinking of the perfection of those moments makes me want to cry." ...which is exactly what the song is about. :')

Oliver St. John Mollusc

@fondue with cheddar For some reason my main memory of this album and several others I was way into at the time (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Bends, etc) is of listening to them on my little boombox while I folded laundry during study breaks. It was my senior year of being an English major so any excuse to tear myself away from Vanity Fair or whatever turned into an EVENT.

fondue with cheddar

@Oliver St. John Mollusc Yoshimi makes everything better! The Flaming Lips should have a music festival. I would travel all the way to Oklahoma for that.

itiresias

@fondue with cheddar At least they've developed into a musical, now playing at a small theater in San Diego, and Wayne really wants it to get to Broadway. I am so hopeful.

fondue with cheddar

@itiresias That would be fucking amazing.

am wild animal

I'm surprised to say I'd never actually seen Jeff Tweedy before (I thought he was blonde?) but Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is one of my very favorite albums. I LOVE forgetting about awesome music and then being reminded of it's existence. It is now Wilco day for me, thanks Nicole!

thisisunclear

Nicole Cliffe is Trying to Break Your Heart.

fondue with cheddar

I almost sang "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" at karaoke a couple weeks ago but it got too late and the bar closed. :(

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar Where are you singing karaoke that has Wilco songs??

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar Where are you singing karaoke that has Wilco songs??

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum My brother's band does a live karaoke every year for their friend's bar's anniversary (in Philly), and they play good music! I made a post about it on FOT but it got deleted. :( I guess the system thought it was spam.

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar Ah, that's awesome! I have heard of such live karaoke things, but I've never been to one.

Also, I'm thinking about throwing my mouse against a wall because it keeps double clicking and thus double posting. ARGH.

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum If you live anywhere near Philly you should come next January! It's a blast.

Ugh, finicky mice. At least if you notice it right away you can delete the extra post.

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar That's a possibility! I live in NYC, but I'm from NJ and have friends who live in/around Philly who I should probably visit anyway.

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum That's not far! Damn, I wish I would have figured this out sooner! I like to think I will remember but it's a whole year away so I will definitely forget to invite you by then. But if I figure out a way to hawk it without getting marked as spam maybe you'll stumble across it!

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum They're doing another karaoke show in a couple weeks! This is highly unusual and definitely fate! You should come because it's SO FUN. Info at taggartrocks.com, and you can even see a song list!

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar This might actually REALLY definitely be fate because I'm going to be in NJ that weekend, so a trip to Philly would be extremely do-able. (Wow, they really like Guided By Voices!)

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum Hooray! If you're going, let me know so we can introduce ourselves to each other! Also, if you're comfortable with it I'd be happy to carpool to save on tolls/parking. I live only a few minutes from the bridge. I will leave my email address in a separate comment so I can delete it.

Yeah, they're definitely GBV fans. But I think the biggest reason they know so many songs is because they played a post-GBV-concert karaoke show (geez, you'd think all they ever do is karaoke) where that's all they played.

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar It deleted your e-mail in the Hairpin e-mail (technology!) but you can e-mail it to me at iammeetapossum at gmail, the e-mail I created for just such occasions.

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar It deleted your e-mail in the Hairpin e-mail (technology!) but you can e-mail it to me at iammeetapossum at gmail, the e-mail I created for just such occasions.

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum Oh, I guess I was too quick about it. I'll email you at your special Hairpin address. That's a great idea!

thisisunclear

Also I hereby invite everyone on this thread to the happiest place on earth.

Rock and Roll Ken Doll

@thisisunclear
In Mass.? Are you going to be there for the summer, then?

thisisunclear

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll For the fest, yes; for the whole summer, probably not (somebody GIVE ME A JOB PLS!)

Harriet Welch

@thisisunclear
WHHHHHHHAT?! Where has this thing been my whole life?
I just died a little.

fondue with cheddar

@Harriet Welch I almost made this exact same comment. Seriously, I MUST GO TO THIS.

I wonder if we will have enough time to build a tiny house trailer by then.

thisisunclear

@Harriet Welch @fondue with cheddar It's only the 3rd year! And you guys, it is SO FUN.

fondue with cheddar

@thisisunclear Anyone who goes has to come back to this thread and coordinate so we can all meet up! Because seriously, I'm going to try my hardest to go to this thing. I want to do this even more than I wanted to go on the Ben Folds cruise.

thisisunclear

@fondue with cheddar I'll post something in the 'pinups Google Group once I know what I'm doing, pinky swear!

Amphora

@Harriet Welch Ohmygosh yes and then go climb Mount Greylock!

I want to go so badly, especially since this is so near the site of Much Youthful Wilco Listening.

leonstj

Oh man, I was not in a heavy metal band, but a different sort, but...lyrics may definitely apply.

I'll always remember a lovely night in a garage, right before leaving NJ for college in NYC, where we just jammed on "New York Groove" and then Weezer's "In The Garage". Ahhhh....I really miss being a teenager once in a while.

Harriet Welch

@leon s
"Ahhhh....I really miss being a teenager once in a while."

I find this is only easy to do when being wistful about music. It's amazing how the movie montage of those kinds of memories kind of anesthetize the awkward weirdness that was actually going on.

fromemily

Last night I had a dream about reading hairpin comments and then woke up to my favorite song posted. I'm taking it as a sign to finally create an account. Hi everyone!

raised amongst catalogs

@fromemily It's about time! Welcome!

fondue with cheddar

@fromemily WELCOME IT IS FATE

Daisy Razor

@fromemily I am so thrilled to see all the love for this song! The Hairpin is the best.

whizz_dumb

I took my mom to see Wilco for her birthday about 5 years ago. It was at The Auditorium Theatre in downtown Chicago, which sounds amazing. Before that, I ran into Jeff Tweedy on Lincoln Ave. We were walking opposite directions but I stopped him and said I was a fan, he said thanks. Being There is going to be played today.

baumer

This post is well timed. I've been in a funk lately, and listening to YHF pretty much on repeat for a week has helped a lot. Jeff Tweedy just SPEAKS TO MY SOUL and helps me feel not so alone, y'know?

catalina

I love this song AND I am currently falling in love with a heavy metal drummer! Well, he doesn't play metal anymore but in the 90s he was in a metal band in Santo Domingo that got some local airplay. Sigh. I'll have to play this song for him tonight.

mayonegg

Wilco is in the background of almost all of my amazing memories, AND they brought me and my current boyfriend together. Also I don't know why it's missing from this version, but the "She lifted up her shirt at the Battle of the Bands..." live lyric is the best. And also when everyone in the world sings along with the "oooh ahhh" part! Can we have a Wilco 'pinup, is what I'm asking?

As far as favorite upbeat Wilco songs (because you have to categorize, otherwise it'd be impossible), mine will forever be "I'm Always in Love."

kellyography

I am kind of ambivalent about Wilco (blasphemy!) but I love this song, and not just because it's about seeing bands in my hometown or because I fall in love with a new drummer every week.

hands_down

I have an irrational hatred for Wilco, but this song is acceptable.

Danzig!

Nicooooole you should write something about Serafina Steeeer she's so gooooood

stinapag

I heart Wilco so much. So much. I made sure that there was Wilco at my wedding (Jesus, etc., fyi). I once drove 200 miles in a night by myself to see them and then came back home the next day. The last time I saw them was four days after a horrible horrible car wreck, and their show was the first thing that made me smile in a week.

Thanks.

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