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Wilco — Walken
Album: Sky Blue Sky
Avg rating:
6.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 540









Released: 2007
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm walking all by myself
I was talking to myself
About you
What am I gonna do

I was singing this song about you
I was thinking about singin this song for you

The more I think about it
The more I know it's true
The more I think about it
The more I know it's you

Honey I think you're just right

I was walking, like I said, by myself
I was talking to myself
About you

The more I think about it
The more I know it's true
The more I think about it
The more I know it's you

Honey I think you're just right
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WILCO is AMAZING!!!!!!  One of the best bands out there for sure!
 Biscobret wrote:
It amazes me when I read about Wilco being "overrated."  I think it's the opposite, if anything.  People who like them REALLY like them — Tweedy is absolutely brilliant, and if you "get it" it is some of the best music ever made.  If you don't, then it's not.  It's not for everyone — no good art is.  But just because people feel so strongly about Wilco doesn't mean that they are overrated - it just means that they have a rabid following.

Like The Dead, or Ween, or Phish, Coltrane, etc. etc.  If you hear the brilliance, you want to shout it from the rooftop!
                                                                                      {#Yell}

 
ween! god bless ween. gotta go now.
less wilco
I've rated this an 8 at some point, and I'm sure I would have rated it a 9 if it was about Christopher Walken.  Wilco continues to impress me with the offerings I hear on RP; keep playing their tunes, BillG!  Long Live RP!!
It's surely mentioned in here somewhere below but I too first mistook this to be a Little Feat track I had not heard before.
 Stefen wrote:
More interesting than most Wilco.

 
You have rated 6 Wilco songs at 10.  Perhaps they are more interesting to you than you seem to realize?
Yesssssss!
 Biscobret wrote:
It amazes me when I read about Wilco being "overrated."  I think it's the opposite, if anything.  People who like them REALLY like them — Tweedy is absolutely brilliant, and if you "get it" it is some of the best music ever made.  If you don't, then it's not.  It's not for everyone — no good art is.  But just because people feel so strongly about Wilco doesn't mean that they are overrated - it just means that they have a rabid following.

Like The Dead, or Ween, or Phish, Coltrane, etc. etc.  If you hear the brilliance, you want to shout it from the rooftop!
                                                                                      {#Yell}

 
The term "overrated" is overrated.
Has anybody seen these guys recently in concert?

They use to be sooooo good...a real RnR band.

But it seems they may be now mellowing out way too much.  
 Biscobret wrote:
It amazes me when I read about Wilco being "overrated."  I think it's the opposite, if anything.  People who like them REALLY like them — Tweedy is absolutely brilliant, and if you "get it" it is some of the best music ever made.  If you don't, then it's not.  It's not for everyone — no good art is.  But just because people feel so strongly about Wilco doesn't mean that they are overrated - it just means that they have a rabid following.

Like The Dead, or Ween, or Phish, Coltrane, etc. etc.  If you hear the brilliance, you want to shout it from the rooftop!
                                                                                      {#Yell}

 
Lovingly put. Tweedy's one of the great originals. Thanks.
It amazes me when I read about Wilco being "overrated."  I think it's the opposite, if anything.  People who like them REALLY like them -- Tweedy is absolutely brilliant, and if you "get it" it is some of the best music ever made.  If you don't, then it's not.  It's not for everyone -- no good art is.  But just because people feel so strongly about Wilco doesn't mean that they are overrated - it just means that they have a rabid following.

Like The Dead, or Ween, or Phish, Coltrane, etc. etc.  If you hear the brilliance, you want to shout it from the rooftop!
                                                                                      {#Yell}
{#Drummer}  nice one Bill
 Stefen wrote:
More interesting than most Wilco.
 
My sentiment, exactly.  
What a great guitar sound towards the end.....powerful ending!!{#Bananajam} 
This is definitely a frikkin' aWEsome, SMOKIN'!! and WOW kind of song. 
WOW!!!!!!
This is a frikkin' aWEsome song.  {#Clap}
SMOKIN'!!
Love the Harrisonisan & Claptonian guitars
totally diggin' the groove this morning!!
More Wilco
Somewhat overrated band...this is a great tune, though.
More interesting than most Wilco.
Reminds me of 10cc in lots of ways, especially the guitar style.
I always thought that this track was just a filler on an otherwise enjoyable album
 MojoJojo wrote:

 
Exactly! {#Wink}
 Excelsior wrote:
Wilco:  for when you can't afford sleeping pills.
 

Post-Being There Wilco, yes. Sadly, yes. Tweedy's sound got way too cute for it's own good.
Clueless and douchey is no way to go thru life Wilco H8rs
So self-consciously hip. Poseurs.
 HarrO wrote:
More Wilco !!!!
 
Or LESS! They've overstayed their welcome.
 ndad47 wrote:
i think wilco took these lyrics from a wiggles song

 

 
More_Cowbell wrote:

I know I am impressed with your broad knowledge of music, especially your mastery of the Wiggles!
 
{#Lol}

 ndad47 wrote:
i think wilco took these lyrics from a wiggles song

 
I know I am impressed with your broad knowledge of music, especially your mastery of the Wiggles!


More Wilco !!!!
Wilco:  for when you can't afford sleeping pills.
makes me want Cake
i think wilco took these lyrics from a wiggles song

A recent article in nytimes.com related how the lead singer of Wilco suffers from depression. An old girlfriend invited me to see them in concert. I left depressed. The Tweedy guy was smug and conceited. His advice to homeless people, 'Get a job.' Half of the concert was the lead guitarist bent over in the same position playing looooong stretches of screechy sounds.
More I think about it, the more I know it's good! Wilco's live album, Kicking Television is a really good reason to kick television for good!
Reminds me of a young Maria Muldar and Jim Kweskin's Jug Band.
good, now when can we get walkin' by NRBQ ?
MUST GET THIS CD Santa? are y'all reading my RP post?
esotericderek wrote:
I usually like Wilco, but that ending was like being under the dentist's drill.
If so, then I'll pass on the anesthetic this time, thank you.
Kind of sick of this song after hearing it on every VW commercial all year long.
egg-banjo wrote:
10cc esque
Good Morning Judge! :angel:
10cc esque - now I know why I quite like Wilco
:ask:
Being There/ SummerTeeth was quite a peak. Sadly regressing with each album/CD
Hey! More Cowbell! Wilco!
etwilson wrote:
Awesome vocals from Tweedy, didn't know he could sing that well.
A little like Lennon in a cowboy mood? I love the passing reference to Joe Walsh in that guitar work, too.
redeyespy wrote:
I see you've posted this same laziness for more than one Wilco song. Perhaps you can muster the energy to expand on why you believe Wilco tracks should not be played as often as they currently are?
Eazy, he most possibly doesn't quite like them...that much.
I am a bit of a newbie to RP and have never heard of Wilco before but quite like it - I would like to hear a bit more as it sounds a bit retro. Which is not a bad thing.
Barman wrote:
Too much Wilco.
I see you've posted this same laziness for more than one Wilco song. Perhaps you can muster the energy to expand on why you believe Wilco tracks should not be played as often as they currently are? At least you're not as prolific as that dimwit who posted an identical rant against every Talking Heads song in the library.
Barman wrote:
Too much Wilco.
too little wilco... we could ALWAYS hear more :-)
Awesome vocals from Tweedy, didn't know he could sing that well.
so far, this is the best song i've heard off the new album. the others have been kind of expressionless.
This is a phenomenal album overall. Great track.
It starts off great, an 8 from me. We'll see what happens as the song continues.
Too much Wilco.
hippiechick wrote:
Great album! No songs that make noise for minutes at a time
I don't know about that....I just had to turn this one down for the last 2 minutes of the song. I usually like Wilco, but that ending was like being under the dentist's drill.
hippiechick wrote:
... No songs that make noise for minutes at a time
I know ... such a disappointment
least favorite wilco track i've heard. maybe it grows on you or something. :(
Great album! No songs that make noise for minutes at a time
i feel lucky to be hearing this upon its' first play. good song, great band. :bananajam:
Yes!!! Great song. This is the track that started the process of the album growing on me.
come on, RP! this song deserves some air time :-)
One of the more upbeat tunes from Sky Blue Sky. Guitar part in concluding bars sounds like the riff from the opening of Television's "See No Evil."