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Wilco — Red-Eyed and Blue
Album: Being There
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Total ratings: 685









Released: 1996
Length: 2:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We've got solid-state technology
Tapes on the floor
Some songs we can't afford to play

When we came here today
All I wanted to say
Is how much I miss you

Alcohol and cotton balls
And some drugs
We can afford on the way

When we came here today
We all felt something true
Now I'm red-eyed and blue
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Concur.
Rick_V wrote:
 
 

 contractor07 wrote:
This was released in 1996?
 
yeah, so?
recorded inside of a high-rise porta potty
 dig wrote:
Bill - It would be sweet if Red-Eyed and Blue segued into I Got You (At the End of the Century) - like on the album. Thanks

 
I concur wholeheartedly!

Solid Sound is next month.  Time for an epic road trip - woo hoo:)
Solid State Technology?

Is Tweedy watching old Zenith TV commercials on youtube?
 helgigermany wrote:
Since 2 hours awful music!? I leave RP for today!!

 
Great, don't let the door hit you...
Since 2 hours awful music!? I leave RP for today!!
Great Album!
This is, initially, reminiscent of the classic Good Technology by the Red Guitars. At least that's interesting and holds the attention, which is rather more than can be said for this dirge. Wilco and out {#Sleep}

The reference to "solid-state technology" is a bit of a blast from the past. For younger listeners, this referred, some decades ago, to technology build with transistors rather than vacuum valves, so back in the 60s it was common to see 'solid state' on the front of portable radios. A bit of trivia for youse...
True.
 

Rick_V wrote:
Old-school Wilco is best Wilco.

 


Old-school Wilco is best Wilco.
Couldn't place what this tune reminds me of...then I read previous posts....brilliant. "Starting Over" by John Lennon and "Steal Away" by Robbie Dupree. Hilarious. Though I do  like this tune.
SOLID SOUND THIS WEEKEND!
Bill - It would be sweet if Red-Eyed and Blue segued into I Got You (At the End of the Century) - like on the album. Thanks
Nice Call Bill!   Some old School Wilco!!
11.  The first brilliant Wilco lp.  A glimpse of what was to come...
9 —> 10 
Chills 
 Stingray wrote:
Not all WILCO does is good!
This is just pissing me off!
YAWNING!
 
Still the BEST Wilco album EVER!


Not all WILCO does is good!
This is just pissing me off!
YAWNING!
Great song.  Until the whistling at the end.  Don't whistle on good songs please.  Kazoos too.  Just doesn't sound good.

"Being There" defined Wilco and Jeff Tweedy as the leaders is Alt-Country.
As I sit here as a 'Wilco' novice, I look forward to my 'Black Crowes' experience?? 
This was released in 1996?
 TJOpootertoot wrote:
Very sad news that Jay Bennett, who did so much on this and the two following Wilco albums, passed away at 45.

https://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/jay-bennett-ex-wilco-member-dies-at-45-1003976253.story
 

Indeed.
Have a tickett to see them on 4th, June - Barcelona Auditourium -

I´m anxious. 
Very sad news that Jay Bennett, who did so much on this and the two following Wilco albums, passed away at 45.

https://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/jay-bennett-ex-wilco-member-dies-at-45-1003976253.story
 slugore wrote:
That's it! I'm officially a Wilco fan!
I'm going out to get the whole discography this weekend!
Funny thing is at first I thought that it was the Replacements. Hmmm.
 
Always loved that Replacements vibe running through a lot of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco. There's not an album I haven't liked . . .

Not a fan of Wilco.

But, I've always liked this song.

...so so so almost broke into california stars for a moment there...
Sorry I missed this song...I was away form the computer and on it came while I was away. I want to check into this song, and am commenting, because I like the title and the comments have gotten my interest up. I'll be back later. :wave:
Photo-John wrote:
"Alcohol and cotton balls And some drugs I can't afford On the way" Yep. Heavy. Awesome album. Good solo road trip drive soundtrack.
not at night
When this started, I thought "...baby, hang onto me... Wow, I haven't heard Eddie Money in a long time" I wonder why Wilco changed the lyrics? :ask: :devil_pimp:
"Alcohol and cotton balls And some drugs I can't afford On the way" Yep. Heavy. Awesome album. Good solo road trip drive soundtrack.
93vx800 wrote:
Very, very good. I'd love to see these guys in concert!
Yes, you would! :) One of my favorite bands to see live . . .
That's it! I'm officially a Wilco fan! I'm going out to get the whole discography this weekend! Funny thing is at first I thought that it was the Replacements. Hmmm.
Very, very good. I'd love to see these guys in concert!
Very, very nice. :cowboy: Even if I totally hear "Steal Away" in the music.
Aye, this is the real stuff. I agree Tweedy is channeling Lennon here to a certain extent, but it is all good. There are much worse artists to be inspired by. :wink:
What a fabulous song and one of my favorite albums in my collection.
rcarr wrote:
Why are you people unable to listen to a song without comparing it to every song that's gone before? It's like some pretentious wine-taster saying they get flavours of honey and vanilla, and scents of rasberry and, I don't know, pineapples and god knows what else! Please.
I think playing the wine-taster card here does you no real good.
rcarr wrote:
Why are you people unable to listen to a song without comparing it to every song that's gone before? It's like some pretentious wine-taster saying they get flavours of honey and vanilla, and scents of rasberry and, I don't know, pineapples and god knows what else! Please.
So, if someone tastes vanilla, honey, etc. in wine, that makes them pretentious? Boy, are all those winemakers (myself included) going to be disappointed that from now on we'll just have to call it "grape-flavored wine." But we wouldn't want to offend anyone like you, of course. Maybe we should just go to white labels and black generic descriptions on all products. Would that make you happy? Why can't "us people" listen without comparisons? Because comparisons provide a frame of reference (just as tasting notes do). It's not to say every wine REALLY has blackberry or currant in it, nor that every song sounds like another, but there are only so many ways to ferment grapes and arrange musical notes. So the similarities people hear say, "Hey, do you remember this?" "Yeah, I really liked/hated that!" "Same here, maybe I ought to get/avoid it." Having never heard of a particular artist, the comparison tells me (generally) whether or not I'd like their work. The same thing with wine. Either way, I challenge you to find a way to critique something without drawing a comparison to something else. Nothing exists purely within a vacuum. If you don't hear the similarity, or taste the pineapple, don't blame other people. Expand your mind and try new things. You might be surprised at what you find. Still an excellent tune.
I fell in love with a Internet Radio Station!!!! Mucho amor! :roflol:
radiojunkie wrote:
"Starting Over!" "Steal Away!" "Starting Over!" "Steal Away!" Wait -- you're BOTH right. It's a candy mint and a breath mint!
:whistle: the Whistling reminds me of that song "it's a great day for a daydream...."
Wilco is Mid-Western musical treasure. This song is great and the Being There album is nothing less than brilliant - it is filled with one great song after another.
Roverfish wrote:
And toss in Ambrosia's "How Much I Feel"..the chord progression's dead on. Ah, the trappings of too much music in one person's head...we're all victims. ;-) Gotta say, Wilco rarely disappoints. This one's no exception.
Why are you people unable to listen to a song without comparing it to every song that's gone before? It's like some pretentious wine-taster saying they get flavours of honey and vanilla, and scents of rasberry and, I don't know, pineapples and god knows what else! Please.
radiojunkie wrote:
"Starting Over!" "Steal Away!" "Starting Over!" "Steal Away!" Wait -- you're BOTH right. It's a candy mint and a breath mint!
And toss in Ambrosia's "How Much I Feel"..the chord progression's dead on. Ah, the trappings of too much music in one person's head...we're all victims. ;-) Gotta say, Wilco rarely disappoints. This one's no exception.
Hear a bit of "California Stars' in there, too.
veegez wrote:
Wait, now I'M hearing "Him" by Rupert Holmes. What's going on here? Anyways?
Wait...now I'm humming "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace... Just kidding...great song!
Yay! Haven't heard this one on RP before. Great song, great album, great band. And yes, wish it were followed by "I Got You..."
One of my top 5 albums of the 90's...The Greek Tonight Wheeooow!
Great song but even better when you hear it in the album context - bleeding into the rockin' "I've Got You." I guess I'll just have to hum it to myself after that G-G-Amajor at the end of this... TJ
jayladdin wrote:
And I hear a little bit of "Baby Hold On" by Eddie Money...
Wait, now I'M hearing "Him" by Rupert Holmes. What's going on here? Anyways?
aahh yesss..more Wilco, especially Being There and Summer Teeth!!
"Starting Over!" "Steal Away!" "Starting Over!" "Steal Away!" Wait -- you're BOTH right. It's a candy mint and a breath mint!
rah wrote:
that's funny, 'cause i can't hear this without thinking of "Steal Away" by Robbie Dupree. :lol:
And I hear a little bit of "Baby Hold On" by Eddie Money...
veegez wrote:
I think this song sounds a LOT like Red-Eyed and Blue by Wilco, which is a good thing.
Har har. Really funny. Anyway, this happens to be one of my favorite Wilco songs. I always whistle along to it when I hear it alone.
rah wrote:
that's funny, 'cause i can't hear this without thinking of "Steal Away" by Robbie Dupree. :lol:
I totally hear "Steal Away" too - this is a great little song though.
I think this song sounds a LOT like Red-Eyed and Blue by Wilco, which is a good thing.
I want to marry this song.
pikester wrote:
This sounds a lot like John Lennon's Starting Over. Not too bad.
that's funny, 'cause i can't hear this without thinking of "Steal Away" by Robbie Dupree. :lol:
More Wilco please...um, yes, yes :cowboy:
Always love when RP plays Wilco. Anyone DC area folks here get tickets to the 9:30 shows? Sold out in under 5mins. Wow.
pikester wrote:
This sounds a lot like John Lennon's Starting Over. Not too bad.
yes it does.
gypsy222 wrote:
More Wilco for sure!
most definitly. :music:
pikester wrote:
This sounds a lot like John Lennon's Starting Over. Not too bad.
really?
More Wilco for sure!
This sounds a lot like John Lennon's Starting Over. Not too bad.
More Wilco!