Sunday, June 28th, 2009
"Love Will Keep Us Together"
Wilco cover The Captain & Tenille
WilcobaseIt was certainly hinted at with Sky Blue Sky, but with the release of Wilco (The Album) this coming Tuesday, there can be no doubt – Wilco loves themselves some ’70s light-rock. It’s not as laid-back and smooth as its AM country-rock predecessor – there’s some proggier detours and some more menacing clouds do darken the blue sky at points – but they seem to have left the rougher sonic waters of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born far behind. Wilco are feeling fine, sailing smooth and they love you baby.
And so if you were one of those who saw the band at Madison Square Garden in New York on New Year’s Eve 2004, when they broke out this Captain & Tenille cover and thought they were being tongue-in-cheek or ironic… apparently not so much. Thankfully Jeff didn’t don a boat captain’s hat for the number – it probably would have looked silly with his pyjamas.
You can currently stream Wilco (The Album) over at NPR.