Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
Jeff Tweedy has almost thirty years of music under his belt. His membership in Uncle Tupelo and leadership of Wilco have brought him praise and recognition. His blue-collar upbringing in Belleville, Illinois, and semi-main street habitat fed into his lyrical choices. Growing up the much younger of four kids, Tweedy’s childhood was solitary. His early musical influences were highlighted by his older sister and aunt, the 45 records being a constant in his life. A kinship would develop with fellow musician Jay Farrar, their love of punk music and other eclectic sounds propelling them to form Uncle Tupelo. The band would meet with moderate success with 4 albums, eventually fraying over petty jealousies. Wilco would form in the aftermath, the band still together to this day, having undergone several line-up changes. Jeff Tweedy has battled drug addiction and an oppressive record label, but he has forged a name for himself in the alternative music scene. He has also been married and has two sons who have taken up the music mantle and met with success as well.
Let’s Go So We Can Get Back is a refreshingly honest autobiography. Humorous, fun, and at times emotionally raw. Jeff Tweedy recalls his past with an intensity matching his lyrics. His writing of his addiction is harrowing but painfully honest. This is an autobiography that one cannot put down. Understated but ultimately fulfilling.
|Page Count||304 pages|
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