Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

*A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018* The singer, guitarist, and songwriter?best known for his work with Wilco?opens 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. Bu *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018* The singer, guitarist, and songwriter?best known for his wo...

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Title:Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
Author:Jeff Tweedy
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Genres:Music
ISBN:B07BPP1T72
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:303 pages pages

Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. Reviews

  • natalie
    Nov 14, 2018
    Everyone who knows me knows that I hate Wilco with the passion of thousand burning suns (or whatever the expression). That's because I once loved them with the same passion. There it is on page 197. Jeff acknowledges us. Those who loved Jay Bennett's Wilco. Even before I got to that pa...
  • Jay Gabler
    Nov 14, 2018
    Self-aware even about his self-awareness, Jeff Tweedy seemed like he might be either the worst or the best guy to write a memoir. In fact, the answer is much closer to the latter. Like a Wilco song, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) breezes past, but is full of moments of acute insight, wr...
  • Kris Minne
    Nov 27, 2018
    Een must read voor Wilco-fans. Prima geschreven, niet te veel, niet te weinig. Geen idee of niet-fans van Jeff Tweedy hier iets aan hebben, maar het lijkt ook niet voor hen bedoeld. Een trucje dat Tweedy enkele keren gebruikt is een zogenaamd gesprek als A Conversation Between My Wife...
  • Zach
    Dec 11, 2018
    Can I give it seventy thousand stars to make up for every jaded Wilco fan who will dock it a star for not spending enough time on the 2nd LP of Being There? A masterpiece of a memoir. Probably the most fun I've had reading a book this year. Funny, first, damn is this a funny book. A...
  • Kerry
    Dec 28, 2018
    I didn?t want this book to end. It?s so special, so perfect. I mean, I?ve been a Wilco fan from the beginning so I expected this book would be FOR ME, but what I didn?t expect was how hilarious, touching, honest, sincere, and profound Jeff Tweedy would be in telling his story, ...
  • Dan
    Dec 30, 2018
    I?m a somewhat educated, nearly middle aged white guy who loves Wilco?s music. Despite these characteristics I?ve still not managed to see Wilco live, however I have just finished this book and can say it?s a near perfect rock-bio-memoir. ...
  • Patrick McCoy
    Dec 11, 2018
    I have been a fan of Jeff Tweedy's music since his start as co-singer/songwriter in Uncle Tupelo and have followed him ever since. His second band, Wilco, has long been one of my favorites. As a result I was probably the ideal audience for an autobiography from Tweedy-Let's Go (So We C...
  • Rebecca Heneghan
    Dec 15, 2018
    It?s not often my husband reads a book and hands it to me saying, ?this book says things about myself in ways that I could never explain.? I was intrigued... I like Wilco and Jeff Tweedy... Well, Jeff Tweedy can write. This a a beautifully written book about how his life turne...
  • Jason McKinney
    Dec 24, 2018
    I've been a fan of Wilco and by extension, Jeff Tweedy, for almost 20 years now and have seen the band live at least four times and Tweedy solo twice. I have always felt a certain kinship with him because he's from Belleville, IL which is just across the river from my hometown of St. L...
  • Jamie
    Jan 09, 2019
    I can?t recall reading any other music-related memoir, so it was all new to me to bear witness to this musician I have long admired break down his musical empire in ways that I could understand. Tweedy?s memoir is a conversation with the reader. The first chapter, in which he falls...
  • Eric
    Nov 17, 2018
    Ok. I don't think I've ever read a book of this size in such a short time. I've been waiting for something like this for 20+ years and never thought it would happen (I never expected a Jeff Tweedy solo album to happen either, but there you go.). Expectations were very high and those ex...
  • David
    Dec 03, 2018
    Approachable, articulate, funny, and poignant. ...
  • Angie and the Daily Book Dose
    Dec 30, 2018
    AMAZING. I need some time to process. My vote for best non-fiction book I?ve read in 2018! ...
  • Jane
    Nov 30, 2018
    In my opinion, this should win a prize for best memoir of 2018. No, I haven't read them all but this is a wonderful book. Jeff Tweedy, for those who don't know, is a musician and lead singer of a couple of different bands, most notably Uncle Tupelo and Wilco. I know his name because of...
  • Ryan
    Dec 09, 2018
    I honestly can?t recall when I first heard Wilco, or how, but I know it wasn?t until after I?d moved to Kansas City in 1999. I?d arrived from the Bay Area (and Bloomington, Indiana before that) on Memorial Day weekend, which means I got to my new hometown about two months after...
  • Jeff
    Nov 16, 2018
    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 ...
  • Eric Gilliland
    Dec 01, 2018
    Jeff Tweedy, founding member of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, has penned a moving memoir about the creative life, family, and the Midwest. Tweedy's tone frequently shifts between playful humor to heavy going meditations on how confusing and painful life can be. Let's Go also plays with the...
  • Ron S
    Nov 26, 2018
    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). Rea...
  • Jessica Harlan
    Jan 03, 2019
    I am a huge Wilco fan, so I'm admittedly partial. But this book is everything I hoped it would be, and then some. I feel like I know Jeff Tweedy and his life so intimately now, and I have entirely new insight into Wilco's and Uncle Tupelo's music, and a new liking and respect for album...
  • Claudio Ruiz
    Dec 18, 2018
    Muy para hardcore-fans de Tweedy/Wilco, pero disfruté mucho leer a un tipo del que he aprendido tanto con canciones. Obviamente habla de música, de su curiosa adicción a los calmantes y de, en el fondo, cómo es esto de convertirse en adulto exponiendo todas sus heridas en canciones...
  • Jason Röhde
    Nov 19, 2018
    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...
  • Jonathan
    Dec 21, 2018
    Some bias involved because Wilco is probably the greatest American rock band ever and I will always say that Jeff Tweedy is my favorite songwriter of all time, but holy cow what a fantastic memoir. Jeff manages to really cover the entirety of his life up to this point, from his you...
  • Elizabeth Amilkavich
    Nov 09, 2018
    Total babe/badass/cool dude. I already knew Jeff was a great songwriter, and reading his memoir has let me appreciate his talents as a writer in long form as well. He?s funny and cynical yet accessible. Liked the book an awful lot and will always love Wilco. ...
  • Dave DeCastris
    Nov 30, 2018
    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 craf...
  • Andrew Langert
    Nov 24, 2018
    My three favorite bands still making new music today are Arcade Fire, They Might Be Giants and Wilco. Jeff Tweedy, of course, is the brains behind Wilco and also it?s singer and songwriter. I had previously read Greg Kot?s book on the band several years ago, and got my copy of Jeff...
  • Richard Noggle
    Nov 24, 2018
    As a Wilco fanatic, y'all are lucky I don't give this eleven stars. Tweedy's early chapters seem to struggle a bit to find the right voice (it's a little aggressively quirky early on), but once he finds his groove the book is a very satisfying and often moving look into the big picture...
  • Jenny
    Jan 09, 2019
    This is probably the best memoir I've ever read. It was funny and sincere. Jeff Tweedy told an awesome story here and answered the questions many fans have on their minds. He put his life and struggles out there, so readers could relate. I'd probably read this again and would definitel...
  • Greg Hassell
    Jan 14, 2019
    I loved this book. Its appeal is almost certainly going to be limited to existing fans of the author and/or his bands and that?s really a shame as I believe any artist could find insight and inspiration in the book. Jeff Tweedy doesn?t seem to dwell too long on any one chapter o...
  • Jessica Mistak
    Jan 01, 2019
    I adored this book. As a fan of Wilco I wasn?t sure if I would want to read this. Sometimes the less I know about an artist I enjoy the better. This book paints such a vivid picture. Tweedy is very self aware of his role during various periods of his career. ...
  • William
    Dec 14, 2018
    I realized halfway through that he may have written this for musicians - I mean, fans will enjoy it - but it reads like a musician's handbook. It recalibrated everything I *thought* I knew about listening to and making music - I had it all wrong. I highly recommend the audioboo...