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The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for this work with the bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music and the people that have inspired him.

The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for this work with the bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music and the people that have inspired him.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Penguin Us
  • Seitenzahl: 304
  • Erscheinungstermin: 13. November 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 236mm x 156mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 498g
  • ISBN-13: 9781101985267
  • ISBN-10: 1101985267
  • Artikelnr.: 52422312
As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco, and before that the cofounder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American music's most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers. Since starting Wilco in 1994, Jeff has written original songs for ten Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums full of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series. In 2014, he released Sukierae, a musical collaboration with his son, drummer Spencer Tweedy. He has produced a trio of albums for iconic soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples: the 2011 Grammy Award-winning You Are Not Alone , 2013's One True Vine , and the 2017 release, which he also cowrote with Staples, If All I Was Was Black . He lives in Chicago with his family.
"Engaging . . . Sometimes the most revolutionary thing about music comes down to its ability to transform an individual." -The New York Times Book Review "Wildly entertaining . . . Breathtaking . . . Unforgettable . . . Tweedy's music has never shied away from darkness, but he's also never been afraid to celebrate joy. The same is true with this remarkable memoir-it's a wonderful book, alternately sorrowful and triumphant, and it's a gift not just to his fans, but to anyone who cares about American rock music." -NPR.org "The book's unsparing detail-on everything from his upbringing in drab Belleville, Illinois, to the contentious band dynamics of Wilco and alt-country gods Uncle Tupelo-make this a uniquely raw rock autobiography." -Rolling Stone "Let's Go is especially enlightening, a rock 'n' roll book that quietly dismantles what we expect from rock 'n' roll books." -Pitchfork "Illuminating . . . A compelling portrait of an artist whose everyman nature proves to be anything but a front." -AV Club "[Tweedy] succeeds in entertaining and oddly revealing ways, moving with shape-shifting ease from wry self-effacement to what he calls Midwestern sarcasm to naked confession." -Chicago Tribune "Laced with funny anecdotes . . . Readers might sometimes wonder at Tweedy's lyrics, but in his playing, singing, and writing, whether in solo efforts, in collaboration with Wilco, or in his producing other artists, we know we have something to treasure." -Associated Press "In its willingness to probe the most vulnerable periods in his past, though, [Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)] is of a piece with Tweedy's revered songwriting." -Vanity Fair "His writing . . . could not be any more inviting and engaging, full of voice and rich, vivid storytelling. . . . He composes lengthy chapters that dive deep into explanations of his songwriting and recording process, the pain and joy of his upbringing, and his attempts to grapple with addiction, marriage, and parenthood." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) reads more like a collection of humorously confessional essays by David Sedaris than a conventional rock memoir." -Uproxx "Engaging and self-questioning." -The Philadelphia Inquirer "The Wilco front man has just written one of the best and most revealing memoirs in years. . . . Let's Go is a warts-and-all addiction memoir, but luckily it is much more than that, too. It's also a genuinely moving ode to his wife and two sons (one of whom, Spencer, is the drummer in his side project, Tweedy), and an impassioned and often quite funny firsthand account of a music geek's coming of age." -The Ringer "Though Tweedy's lyrics tend to be oblique, his new memoir is anything but." -Men's Journal "We already knew Jeff Tweedy could write. . . . We didn't know Tweedy could write an entire book, and do it really well. But with the arrival of his new memoir, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) . . . it's clear Tweedy is just as adept at writing nonfiction as he is songs. Let's Go is a dry-witted examination of Tweedy's personal life and career so enjoyable even the most casual of fans will be hooked." -Paste "By turns self-deprecating, sincere, hilarious, and harrowing." -The Boston Globe "A funny and candid addition to the rock-memoir genre." -Newsweek "Funny and frank." -Entertainment Weekly "A memoir every bit as openhearted and captivating as [Tweedy's] best songwriting. . . . Even the most difficult events in this page-turner are edged with humor and the hindsight of someone looking back from a better place. Though stories of contemporary musicians occupy a crowded field, this one's a cut above the rest. Tweedy proves himself delightful company, and, as with his music, readers will hear this resonating long after they've finished." -Library Journal (starred review) "Tweedy writes movingly about his parents, his wife and children, and his desire to find an artistic home for his ba…mehr