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Wilco — Casino Queen
Album: A.M.
Avg rating:
6.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 908









Released: 1995
Length: 2:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, the money's pouring down and the people all look down
And it's floating out of town
I hit the second deck and I spent my paycheck
And my wife that I just met, she's looking like a wreck

Casino Queen
My lord you're mean
I've been gambling like a fiend on your tables so green

I always bet on black, blackjack
I'll pay you back
The room fills with smoke and I'm already broke
And the dealer keeps on joking as he takes my last token

Casino Queen
My lord you're mean
I've been gambling like a fiend on your tables so green

Casino Queen
My lord you're mean
I've been gambling like a fiend on your tables so green
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 slates13 wrote:
You've gotta be kidding, only a 6.7 average rating!! This song rocks!!  Wilco rocks!! I've seen them live at least 4 times now.  You need to see them live to really appreciate them.
 

You should have seen Uncle Tupelo.  What a band!
 marcel wrote:
From one of their best albums...
 

Yep. Goes toe to toe with the better disc of Being There.
You've gotta be kidding, only a 6.7 average rating!! This song rocks!!  Wilco rocks!! I've seen them live at least 4 times now.  You need to see them live to really appreciate them.
This song does rock!!!
 mrdak wrote:
whoever's playin' guitar on this is a monster.    {#Bananajam}
 


That would be guest guitarist Brian Henneman of the Bottle Rockets.

Interesting, while his voice is different than Rod Stewart, the tune sounds a lot like a Rod Stewart throw back, prior when Rod became "poppy."  The guitar work is fun.
Luv Ms Tunstall.... I feel it all.
He who has ears, let him hear.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Obama Cowbell

 
WOOO-HOOOOO!!!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 bluematrix wrote:
Casino Queen, a bit long in the tooth, but still taking paychecks from locals here in St. Louis. Great song though.

 

Hey Blue,

Your location must be in Alton, Il.  It once was larger than Chicago!

I assume you've been to the Bonn Air-Fast Eddies, for burgers. Good old bar.   
Casino Queen, a bit long in the tooth, but still taking paychecks from locals here in St. Louis. Great song though.
 dubberdan wrote:
Opening few bars are just like a Black Cowes tune

{#Bananajam} 

 
and  then they started doing Kinks
Table is clean.
This once was a great RnR band.

Don't know what they are now. 
Nice: took that sour John Prine taste right out of my mouth. Thanks rp...
Opening few bars are just like a Black Cowes tune

{#Bananajam} 
Toe-tappin' good!
This is 20 YEARS OLD...and even though they've had some great ones since, I still think it's their best song.
Shit-kicking groove.
 coding_to_music wrote:
Sounds like Rolling Stones?

 
Yep—It's "Exile on Wilco Street"!
YEE-HAAAAAAAAH!

Black Jack!

I'll pay ya back...
This was one heck of an initial album  

Songs of love, sex, and hope, and dreams...and gambling on a river boat on the St. Louis landing. Across the river from Belleville, IL.
Birthplace of Uncle Tupelo.
Sheer unadulterated rock music. {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananasplit}
No. He haw. Yuck.
"The dealer keeps on jokin' and he takes my last token"

That's pretty much what happens to everybody if you play enough blackjack...
 a bit Stonesy, and yeah cowbell plonkin' fun


Cynaera wrote:
Yeah, maybe a little more cowbell, but even without it, this song makes me do the chair-dance, unless I'm actually on my feet, in which case it makes me do some weird dance that you don't ever want to see. LOVE this song. Thanks, Wilco, as always... {#Dancingbanana}

 


Touches of Sting Me by Black Crowes, with the insistent drumming and similar guitar tone.
Obama Cowbell
hey man,

Play this whole album!

This is a great RnR album form the first derivative band of Uncle Tupelo.


Yeah baby, midwest RnR about a freakin casino on the Missisippi River in St Louis.    
 
   
WOW!  This is really good.  Where you guys been hiding?
I was just asked:

"Are they saying Cee-lo Green, you're so mean?"

Ha!

 
 mrdak wrote:
whoever's playin' guitar on this is a monster.    {#Bananajam}
 

Brian Henneman. Check out his band The Bottle Rockets if you dig that style.
Hell of a song!  Turn it UP!
 coding_to_music wrote:
Sounds like Rolling Stones?
 


That's exactly what I thought!
{#Clap} 
jameshay wrote:
Bill,  You've worn me down.  After years as a listener, for the first time I found myself turning up the volume when Wilco were playing. {#Surprised}
 


Bill,  You've worn me down.  After years as a listener, for the first time I found myself turning up the volume when Wilco were playing. {#Surprised}
 Jeff09 wrote:
a little more cowbell...
 
good one
Not the half-wimpy Wilco I've been hearing here or on the radio. These dudes got some cojones. Gimme more. 
whoever's playin' guitar on this is a monster.    {#Bananajam}
I say, this is jolly good!
Yeeeah
 superfido wrote:


In a million years I would have never wanted to hear Wilco on RP!!  Hopefully it is a once in a lifetime occurrence.
 

Well I heard it a second time on RP.  Blech...At least I'm consistent in my tastes. {#Drunk}
 superfido wrote:


In a million years I would have never wanted to hear Wilco on RP!!  Hopefully it is a once in a lifetime occurrence.
 

You could do a lot worse than Wilco here and they have!{#Stop} (Muse, Metric, Pearl Jam, Tori Amos, Vienna Tang, Bat for Lashes and that whole operatic, electronica, commercial crap genre). 
Sounds like Rolling Stones?
 rajah53 wrote:
Is that Will Ferral on cowbell?
 

Iggy blowing the Comb!
Is that Will Ferral on cowbell?
 marcel wrote:
From one of their best albums...
 
Totally, Totally, Totally, agree with you Marcel...

The only thing bad about this song is that it's too short !!!!!
in the Rolling Stones vein... pretty cool!
 superfido wrote:


In a million years I would have never wanted to hear Wilco on RP!!  Hopefully it is a once in a lifetime occurrence.
 
I believe that if you knew Wilco you would love to hear them on RP more then once in a lifetime.
Yeah, maybe a little more cowbell, but even without it, this song makes me do the chair-dance, unless I'm actually on my feet, in which case it makes me do some weird dance that you don't ever want to see. LOVE this song. Thanks, Wilco, as always... {#Dancingbanana}
a little more cowbell...

 Businessgypsy wrote:
Ha! Play James McMurtry's Choctaw Bingo next!
 
Noooooooo......
 heytomkay wrote:
More Cowbell!!
...uh, wait...
enough cowbell.

I said, enough!
 
Yes.  There are cattle farmers that are shaking their heads right now.  {#Think}
It's Floatin' Downtown!—-remember back in the mid-90's when gambling first hit the midwest and casinos had to be in crappy paddleboats moored on dirty rivers?

From one of their best albums...
Ha! Play James McMurtry's Choctaw Bingo next!

 starfishNcoffee wrote:
Reminds me of The Stones
 
Spot on.

A good rockin' tune - Wilco should try this more often.
More Cowbell!!
...uh, wait...
enough cowbell.

I said, enough!
 lawman wrote:

OK - I needed Horstmann's reply to make me twig this ... I duly clicked "More" next to Wilco's name ...
"37 Search Results for "Wilco" on Radio Paradise:"

Duhhhhhh.

 
Dude,

You've been had by Excelsior.  He's being sarcastic.  He spent the entire summer of 2008 giving Wilco, along w/"Uncle Tupe", Son Volt and pretty much everybody else a collective kick in the balls.

But for some reason, he quit commenting at the end of last October.  I hope Tweedy & the boys didn't strike back. 

Come back Excelsior!!  We need more "blatant dissent" here at RP (obscure No. Illinois band reference).

 WonderLizard wrote:
Irony, right? Isn't that what doomed Uncle Tupelo?
 
{#Ask}

AHHH ... classic Wilco.  Love it.  {#Drummer}
Excelsior wrote:
Wow, never in a million years would I have expected to hear Wilco on RP!! This is truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.

OK - I needed Horstmann's reply to make me twig this ... I duly clicked "More" next to Wilco's name ...
"37 Search Results for "Wilco" on Radio Paradise:"

Duhhhhhh.

Raw and painful, like a barked shin.
 Stefen wrote:
Is this the same Wilco who seems to constantly churn out insipid drivel?
 
The same. This album came out back when my love for them was justified.


Is this the same Wilco who seems to constantly churn out insipid drivel?


Reminds me of The Stones
 Excelsior wrote:
Wow, never in a million years would I have expected to hear Wilco on RP!!  This is truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.
 

In a million years I would have never wanted to hear Wilco on RP!!  Hopefully it is a once in a lifetime occurrence.
 Excelsior wrote:
Wow, never in a million years would I have expected to hear Wilco on RP!!  This is truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.
 
LOL. That was good.

Great segue from Euro Trash Girl to Casino Queen. Bill, do you know this woman? Seems she's run into many of us over the years.

Ah, Gamblin.
{#Beat}
Cow bells yee hah, But Wilko = southern rockers?
More Wilco, please. Thanks.
Oh my God!!!  Wilco AGAIN!!!   We have truly been blessed by a very rare occurrence.
Wow, never in a million years would I have expected to hear Wilco on RP!!  This is truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.
prickelpit96 wrote:
The music has ingredients from the Stones and AC/DC in it... Anyone with me in this case? Wilco is a good thing!
And Kinks' vocals (not bad).
I like the driving drum beat! :drummer:
Amazing transition from Euro-Trash Girl!! haha
UncleChig wrote:
Ya gotta hoist a clinking beer bottle to that track!
Irony, right? Isn't that what doomed Uncle Tupelo?
prickelpit96 wrote:
The music has ingredients from the Stones and AC/DC in it... Anyone with me in this case? Wilco is a good thing!
Definately sounds like Stones' guitars.
The music has ingredients from the Stones and AC/DC in it... Anyone with me in this case? Wilco is a good thing!
Me likey Wilco. :cool:
I try to bring myself to rate at least one Wilco song under an 8 ... but I just can't. Their music is just too good. When Tweedy's vocals/lyrics aren't up to par, the band makes up for it, vice versa, or they're all dead on. And once you see Wilco live, respect goes through the roof.
UncleChig wrote:
.. from the last reminants of their alt-country repetoire, the much overlooked debut album. Ya gotta hoist a clinking beer bottle to that track!
To the whole CD! And I don't even drink.
Dang straight!
.. from the last reminants of their alt-country repetoire, the much overlooked debut album. Ya gotta hoist a clinking beer bottle to that track!
Love the song, love the album. I think Wilco is great but I second the motion that Ghost is Born or YHF could have used a driving number like this one. I also recognize that's like asking the Cowboy Junkies to record a non-mopey song without Margo's voice. The difference being this song: Exhibit A in the case that Wilco could stretch if Tweedy still wanted to.
Yep, that's rock and roll. Hold the Mustard and the Ketchup, Please. Just some extra Mayonnaise.
Ah yes, I have had many mean night at the Casino Queen. Weird to hear a band singing about your hometown. (click here) "Home of the loosest slots" ::snicker::
Reminds me of early Stones a bit.
I hadn't heard this song before but I was chair dancin' before the first word! Neat-O Cool :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit:
queenjill wrote:
Wow do I ever wish you hadn't said that. Bleah. This is my second least-favorite song on this album, and I'm giving it an 8. This album rules. :bananajam: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano: :guitarist: :drummer:
What's your least favorite song on Wilco's debut?
treatment_bound wrote:
I wish Wilco still rocked out like this once in awhile... :drummer:
Roger that! Roger Wilco!
Chris Robinson is nodding his head with approval.. :yes:
I wish Wilco still rocked out like this once in awhile... :drummer:
kevin36 wrote:
What's with the rumor they were going to name this "Twat Mustard"?
Wow do I ever wish you hadn't said that. Bleah. This is my second least-favorite song on this album, and I'm giving it an 8. This album rules. :bananajam: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano: :guitarist: :drummer:
had to laugh hearing this one...jeff tweedy singing about this dilapidated casino right across from the st. louis arch in his former and my current city of residence .
Catchy like the flu.
Stay away from the Casino, period!
It's not Wilco's best - The lyrics are a bit underdeveloped ("Casino Queen/My lord, you're mean!") but it's got a great Stones-y groove. It was the sign of better things to come. Plus - I'm feeling much better now. A few minutes ago I had a fever and the only prescription was more cowbell. Problem solved. TJ
What's with the rumor they were going to name this "Twat Mustard"?
Probably the worst of this fine debut album. They have changed alot....
blech