*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
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.
Didn't want the book to end. It's that good. Vulnerable, honest, funny, sad, fragile and confident. Cold, cruel and self-effacing at times, much like the Midwest on the outside. Tweedy's warmth with words is that of a gentle giant's touch. Always working and never satisfied by his craft— which is clearly understood by the tone of this memoir. Bottomline, he won't say it, but he's one of America's great living songwriters. After 300 pages, it still had me wanting to know more about his process wh ...more
My eyes has been my camera taking pictures of the world and my songs has been my messages that I tried to scatter across the back sides and along the steps of the fire escapes and on the window sills and through the dark halls...
- Woody Guthrie
One of the first adjectives I think of with rock is excess. Think of the great memories on the stadium rock gods Led Zeppelin in “Hammer of the Gods” or Keith Richards drug-fueled journey in “Life”. Even the anti-rock manifestos, like the 80s DYI classic ...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
My ladyfriend bought me this book for my birthday. She knows that I'm fond of thinking person's rock star memoirs and biopics. She told two helpful folks at Brazos Books that I really dig Patti Smith's written work and recently devoured Elvis Costello's autobiography; they both immediately suggested Jeff Tweedy's book, of which they just happened to have a signed copy. Good call. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of memories from Tweedy's 50-plus years on earth.
Jeff Tweedy is not exactly a ho ...more
More a philosophy book than anything. Endlessly fascinating and comforting.
Doomed, dabbling, borderline misanthropic nap enthusiast.
This is the only Audible book I have listened at regular speed in order to savor every minute of the story. Having it read by the author is just...perfect. It is definitely a book I will listen through again, and soon.
If you have ever seen Wilco play live you know about Jeff Tweedy's musings and ramblings on stage, affectionately known as 'banter' on live CDs. This is Tweedy banter expanded to 8 hours. He shares intimate detail about his ...more
This entertaining book will appeal most to Wilco's many fans. Tweedy is a charmer. Whether his readership extends beyond the band's fanbase will depend on how far-reaching is Tweedy's fame, for what's redoubtable in the Goodreads comments below is how the oeuvre carries dissent within two generations of Tweedy fans -- a not un-Johnny Cash-like career, name-checked within, and a possible analogue, especially for those of us who followed Uncle Tupelo and were surprised at how profitably Tweedy exe ...more