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...
  • 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, ...
  • Chris
    Mar 30, 2019
    I don?t read biographies because, but I will read this one again. Because. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mary
    May 14, 2019
    Really lovely, charming, and warm-hearted. His writing is very much of a piece with his music. A++ ...
  • David
    Dec 03, 2018
    Approachable, articulate, funny, and poignant. ...
  • Jackie
    Jan 13, 2019
    I know I'm biased, but MAN this was good. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Patricia Murphy
    Feb 04, 2019
    I truly appreciate Jeff?s discussions about the creative process, loss, addiction, and interpersonal relationships with difficult people. I leave with more respect than I thought I could have, even as a longtime fan. ...
  • 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...
  • Janine Slayton
    Feb 05, 2019
    I work at a library, and as a result of that, the books that I own often sit on my shelves, gathering dust as I read the many books I take home and have due dates that make them more urgent to read and return by a certain due date. I love the books I own. I want to own them. I want to ...
  • 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...
  • Latkins
    Feb 16, 2019
    This memoir from Uncle Tupelo and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is an excellent read if, like me, you?re a fan. I was intrigued to read about how he writes his songs, and the dynamics and history of his bands, and found his writing style warm and entertaining. There was a lot about his ...
  • 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. ...
  • Aaron Passman
    Feb 09, 2019
    Way funnier than I expected it to be. Come for the Wilco stories, stay for the jokes about circumcision and murdering Dave Grohl. ...
  • Jack
    Mar 20, 2019
    Quite possibly the best memoir I've read from a musician. Tweedy demystifies the process of writing and trades obliqueness for bluntness about his motivation/process/style, while still maintaining a deeply individual voice and a laugh out loud sense of humor. Highly recommend. ...
  • Blue Kaufman
    Mar 12, 2019
    Reading this book, in many ways, was like looking in the mirror. The most impactful moments are not sensationalized Wilco achievements nor glamorized tales of rock and roll. No, they are the small, seemingly insignificant self reflections?the instances and ideas that somehow imprint ...
  • 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 Justice
    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...