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Wilco — Monday
Album: Being There
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 350









Released: 1996
Length: 3:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Choo choo Charlie had a pretty good band
But he couldn't understand why no one would go
A world record player's on a tour of Japan
Charlie's fixing his van with the left arm tan

He said
Monday, I'm all high
Get me out of FLA
In school yeah, I fooled ya
Now I know I made a mistake

Blister on a turnpike, let me by
I only wanna wonder why when I don't die
Ooh, I shot ya, yeah, I know
I only wanna go where my wheels roll

Monday, I'm all high
Get me out of FLA
I fooled ya in school, yeah
Now I know I made a mistake

Everybody's wondering where'd he go
He must be down in Pensacola hiding from the snow
The world record player's on a tour of Japan
Charlie's fixing his van, he's waiting for a postcard

And he said
Monday, I'm all high
Get me out of TLA
I cut class in school, yeah
Now I know I made a mistake
I made a big mistake, alright
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"He must be down in Pensacola hiding from the snow...." There's a line that resonates here in Boston where we have had 100" of snow the last two months!


Tweedy's inspiration comes from living in Belleville, IL, in Southern IL....loves, and sex, and hope, and dreams. With really good back roads  for driving with both hands busy with "extra curricular activities" and listening to the Stones, and seeing St Louis skyline on the western horizon.   
Tweedy was rocking! Not super music, but I'm going with a 7 because it's car-driving and danceable as fuck.  These songs were before someone spiked his coffee with Seconal and he got to singing Impossible Germany and Jesus Don't Cry. 
nice horns
 fatcatjb wrote:
I thought this was pretty Stonesy too

 
Yeah--Tweedy seems like he must have been listening to "Exile on Main Street" for some inspiration here.
this monday sucks .... not the song! the day. I found a plombing leak underv my kitchen and have been just digging to find it.
The song is pretty good
Great R&R beat! {#Motor}
 Hannio wrote:
Hey, this is almost good!

 
It's not your fault.
Hey, this is almost good!
Another boring Wilco song... {#Bananapiano} 
Thanks RP!  Just what the doctor ordered this Monday!
I thought this was pretty Stonesy too
 ziakut wrote:
Good energy for Wilco...but sadly still kinda mediocre. 

 
{#Yes} You got it in one. {#Yes} 
When will Wilco get back to its RnR roots (like this album)? 
What a great double L-P!!
 ziggytrix wrote:
I love that "son of a..." at the end!

 
I agree,  that is great!!  Classic
 rdo wrote:
In Chicago in the 90s, Wilco was of course one of the biggest acts in town.  But you know what?  Poi Dog Pondering was probably even bigger, or at least as big.  One of the best bands no one's ever heard of.

 

There are three Poi Dog Pondering songs on RP!
In Chicago in the 90s, Wilco was of course one of the biggest acts in town.  But you know what?  Poi Dog Pondering was probably even bigger, or at least as big.  One of the best bands no one's ever heard of.
I love that "son of a..." at the end!
Good energy for Wilco...but sadly still kinda mediocre. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey hippiechick,

You from Belleville, IL...hometown of Uncle Tupelo? On the best country/punk/acid rock bands ever. Saw them play Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, in 1990.  Wow...I mean..wow.

 
 

Tupelo is from Belleville?? I was there from 1965 to 1974 (1-9 years old)
Hey hippiechick,

You from Belleville, IL...hometown of Uncle Tupelo? On the best country/punk/acid rock bands ever. Saw them play Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, in 1990.  Wow...I mean..wow.

 
Says Keef: ''It's been done.''
I generally still like Wilco's newer stuff, but their late 90's rockers were the best. 

P.S.-this double album came out in late '96...not sure where the 2004 designation came from.


Yet another kick-ass song from that really boring group...
I love my Homies!
 Ballzak wrote:
Sorry people... I'm just not hearing it here. I mean, I hear the Bowie, Kiss and Springsteen and all but I don't hear anything that rates this more than a 6. I do dig the transition from this to the Stones "Bitch" though... listen to the last words of this song and it's perfect!
 
Seconded. Sounds like warmed-over Stones.
This song exemplifies why Farrar and Tweedy went their separate ways. Farrar and Son Volt have hewed closely to the path blazed by Uncle Tupelo. Tweedy wanted to rock. It happens.
{#Clap}

They just kicked off a tour last night...  Get out and see 'em if you can. 
This reminded me of The Replacements!
 MojoJojo wrote:
It's Wilco, and it doesn't make me feel like I took my Ambien early?  Who knew?  
 
Right.  Why don't they do this more often?

Yup this rocks...8.
Very nice!
Freaky, makes me feel 16 again.
Let's Party!!!!
It's Wilco, and it doesn't make me feel like I took my Ambien early?  Who knew?  
This just moves!  Makes me want to drop down a gear, let off the clutch, and floor it!
Rock n roll, it´s great.
This rocks like a 1964 Buick Riviera doing 75 and I love it. Thats all. MANIFESTO: I cant understand all these, ahem, 'music lovers' ranting judgmental bout 'this sounds like that' or 'this is a lift of that'  WTF? Rock is a folk music. It is about inspired lifting, or if you wish - for you culturati - the homage. Do ya think Muddy Waters didnt lift riffs & entire songs, just as Bob Dylan has? Chuck Berry was lifting/channeling Louis Jordan of rock/blues combo music? Maybe u missed that. Well, check out the line/word rhythm of 'Johnny B Goode' and  'Choo-Choo-Ch-Boogie'. How 'bout bridge of 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' and the front of the bridge in 'Pretty Woman'? Exact same chord progressions. Not similar. Exact. DOH! Which came first? Who knows? More importantly: WHO CARES? Both are amazing, beautfiul, energetic. Love them both. Roy Orbison & The Beatles toured England together in 1963(?)...so who will ever know... So, Gimme a break. Gimme shelter. Gimme a deep groove, some Chuck Berry licks, rockin' horns. Anytime, anyday. Life is short and it's a pretty wretched, messed up world world, in case ya didnt notice. Great music makes it a better place. So zip it, and groove. Vita brevis, rock longa.

Annie Lennox ....."I'm a fool for ya honey".That's what I hear,especially with the horns.
Monday...tonight...Chicago!!!
a 10. It's a perfect Wilco song from the best double album since, what, the Clash?
:dancingbanana_2:
Sorry people... I'm just not hearing it here. I mean, I hear the Bowie, Kiss and Springsteen and all but I don't hear anything that rates this more than a 6. I do dig the transition from this to the Stones "Bitch" though... listen to the last words of this song and it's perfect!
Two CDs of fun, some of the best Wilco to be heard!
I really like the Old 97's! :guitarist:
Rockin'
Just a great rock and roll record, thats all.
"Rebel, rebel..."
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I don't know why we haven't heard this one; I think it's the strongest one on the album.
There are quite a few strong cuts from this album. Red Eyed and Blue has always been one of my favorites. I am partial to Being There because it is my first Wilco album that I bought.
bullitt wrote:
It's funny that you mention this. Have you ever heard "Heavy Metal Drummer"?
Oddly enough, no. Just Google'd it and I see the humour. :)
mongoose01ca wrote:
Is it just me, or does this song channel Kiss? Just something about the beat and the chord progressions... Good, tho.
It's funny that you mention this. Have you ever heard "Heavy Metal Drummer"?
Is it just me, or does this song channel Kiss? Just something about the beat and the chord progressions... Good, tho.
bullitt wrote:
One of the hardest rockin' Wilco songs. I wonder why they don't right more like this...?
agreed ... I really like I'm a Wheel
Always nice to hear "Monday" on a Monday. :cheers:
Yay!! :dancingbanana: This one makes a great pairing with Springsteen's Rosalita, but that might be too much to ask, eh?
One of the hardest rockin' Wilco songs. I wonder why they don't right more like this...?
One of Tweedy's best songs imo.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I don't know why we haven't heard this one; I think it's the strongest one on the album.
It's up there. It sounds like some great 70s Stone tune and just kicks out the jams. The record company asked Wilco remove the horns since the radio won't play songs with horns. Then the song didn't get airplay anyway. Nice job, Reprise. Which is why we're all here together- you, me, Bill, Rebecca and Wilco - on RP.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I don't know why we haven't heard this one; I think it's the strongest one on the album.
if for disc one - I really like The Lonely 1 off disc two.
I don't know why we haven't heard this one; I think it's the strongest one on the album.