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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wilco plays someone else's songs

Hey do you like Wilco? Of course you do. And most everyone likes covers (especially me). This is a jawdropping treasure trove of lovingly-assembled covers that Wilco has performed in concert over the years.

In this batch, you get covers of everyone from Bob Dylan to the Replacements to The Stooges. Oh, and a sweet hip-hop version of She's A Jar, bitch.

Listen to Her Heart (9/10/95): Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Peace, Love and Understanding (4/17/96): Nick Lowe - (Golden Smog)

Love & Mercy (4/17/96): Brian Wilson - (Golden Smog)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1/11/97): Jane Taylor

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (2/15/97): Carole King

Color Me Impressed (5/10/97): The Replacements

I Wanna Be Sedated (5/10/97): The Ramones

Drown (5/23/97): Son Volt

True Love Will Find You in the End (9/4/97): Daniel Johnston

Ever Fallen in Love (10/30/97): The Buzzcocks

Sunday Bloody Sunday (11/4/97): U2

Sugar Baby (11/7/97): Doc Boggs

Tear Stained Eye (11/7/97): Son Volt

If It Makes You Happy (11/7/97): Sheryl Crow

Won't Get Fooled Again (11/7/97): The Who

Ingrid Bergman (3/26/98 ): Woody Guthrie/Billy Bragg

John Wesley Harding (3/26/98): Bob Dylan

100 Years from Now (6/12/98): Gram Parsons

James Alley Blues (8/30/98): Richard "Rabbit" Brown

A Fool Such As I (10/19/98): Elvis Presley

I'm Only Sleeping (11/12/98): The Beatles

Yesterday (11/15/98): The Beatles

Rainbow Connection (12/30/98): Kermit The Frog

She's a Jar, hip-hop version (6/15/99): Wilco

Oklahoma USA (10/20/99): The Kinks
Thirteen (10/20/99): Big Star

Dreaming (10/21/99): Blondie

Any Major Dude (11/5/99): Steely Dan

Cock in My Pocket (11/5/99): The Stooges


Stay tuned for Part 2!

[image from St. Louis, credit Charles Harris]

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At July 22, 2008 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sweet, I'm gonna have to take a listen to a few of these.

At July 22, 2008 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks great, once again Heather you've made my day.

Kev in STL

At July 22, 2008 1:07 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

awesome list!

At July 22, 2008 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool! Thanks! for all these songs

At July 22, 2008 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much awesomeness, some of which I was aware of, and some that I was not...the Sheryl Crow cover is one I'm diggin!

At July 22, 2008 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


thanks so much

At July 22, 2008 1:41 PM, Blogger V said...

Awesome, thanks!

At July 22, 2008 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, yes please!

At July 22, 2008 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wilco is, for my dollars, the best band playing rock music today. However, I just can't listen to a cover of Thirteen that wasn't done by Elliott.

At July 22, 2008 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather, this is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

At July 22, 2008 3:32 PM, Blogger Diego said...

Hi There! Nice blog, it jsut happens that everytime I try to open a song, Firefox finds an error and closes itself. . .

At July 22, 2008 4:35 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said...

Workin' fine with Firefox on my trusty mac.

Got a lot of these scattered on traded CDs here and there... but all in one place? And zipped up pretty? Heather, I'm a happy girl. You officially rocked my day, woman!

At July 22, 2008 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



At July 22, 2008 11:37 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Wow - didn't know some of those existed. Thanks!

At July 23, 2008 12:17 AM, Blogger KT said...


As if Jeff Tweedy's neck beard alone didn't make me happy enough already.

At July 23, 2008 4:48 AM, Blogger jesselun said...

Heather, I got Immigrant Song (Zep)from a show in Maine 7/3/00, if you want it for the mix

At July 23, 2008 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You've really outdid yourself once again.

Thanks a lot!

At July 23, 2008 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

blah. sloppy stuff.

At July 24, 2008 3:36 PM, Blogger ismateo said...

radical. thanks.

At July 30, 2008 11:57 AM, Blogger Yvette said...

wow thank you so much. i love wilco, they are my favorite band. i found a link to this on last.fm =)

thank you again!

At August 10, 2008 3:51 PM, Blogger Rob H said...

wow, wow, let me say it one more time, wow! i went to univ of missouri from 88-92 (and worked at the blue note) and saw UT many times. since then, UT/Wilco have been one of my fav bands. pulling these together brings back many fond memories! saw Wilco's first three shows ever at Lounge Ax (RIP) and 100s of times since, and always loved their covers. good stuff!

At September 12, 2008 1:52 PM, Blogger arqueoGuti said...

Tanks from Zaragoza (Spain) for the links!


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