I have been listening to Wilco’s live record, Kicking Television, a lot recently. I really like it. And I got a preview of Loose Fur’s new record, Born Again In The USA, the other day and have given it a few listens. And the new Minus 5 record has also been getting serious airtime in house. All of these records feature Jeff Tweedy, one of my all time favorite musicians.
Jeff has participated in a bunch of bands over the years, from Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, to Loose Fur and Minus 5. And of course there is the collaboration with Billy Bragg on the Mermaid Avenue records. There is no shortage of Jeff Tweedy music to wrap your ears around.
One of the best collaborative efforts Jeff has been part of is Golden Smog. And the Golden Smog record to own is called Weird Tales. Golden Smog is a bunch of Minneapolis musicians from Soul Asylum and The Jayhawks plus Jeff Tweedy and some of his bandmates from Wilco.
Weird Tales came out in 1998 and is a great collection of songs. If you like the Jayhawks and Wilco, you will love this record.
My favorite songs on the record are Looking Forward To Seeing You, Lost Love, Making Waves, Please Tell My Brother, and the closing track – Jennifer Save Me.
You can get it at Amazon.com.