Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Six Best Wilco Guitar Solos

Posted By on Tue, May 7, 2013 at 9:26 AM

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The LouFest lineup announcement has inspired excitement and criticism in equal parts, but the one undeniable act on the bill is Wilco. The Chicago via Belleville band means many things to many people, but in the festival headliner context, the group is one of the best live rock & roll bands in the universe. To look forward to the potential high fives of its LouFest set, here are the six best Wilco guitar solos.

See Also: - LouFest 2013: The Full Lineup is Here

6. "I Got You (At The End Of The Century)" (solo at 1:39) from Being There

By nature, the double album Being There is all about abundance. Roughly half of the tracks are Wilco's signature rockers, the tunes that are approximately 80% alt, 20% country. Of these, "I Got You (At The End Of The Century)" has the strongest solo, presumably played by Jay Bennett. Since Bennett passed away in 2009, this lead is good reason to pour out a PBR for the fallen musician and/or raise a can in triumph while pumping your other fist in the air.

5. "I'm The Man Who Loves You" (solo at beginning and 1:17) from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Few songs have a guitar solo as integral as "I'm The Man Who Loves You." Without this fuzz destruction, the track would be the sore thumb straightforward blues track on the masterful Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. With the solo, it is one of few moments of the album in which the weirdness is contributed by the players instead of the production.

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