To read part one, click here…
Quick anecdote: It was last Summer while listening to these demos, that on a whim, I entitled this blog “An Aquarium Drunkard.” I imagine most folks recognize the reference, but if not, there it is.
Any true music nerd, worth their weight in rare vinyl, loves their favorite band’s demonstration field recordings. Not that they are better per se (although sometimes that is the case), but because we as a breed love the creative process — getting from point “A” to “B”, back to “A” again and so on. I won’t go into the much ballyhooed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot urban lore, but prior to the album getting picked up after being dumped from their original label, many of these demos leaked, and were the first recorded taste the public had of this “new” breed of Wilco.

MP3: Wilco :: Nothing Up My Sleeve
MP3: Wilco :: Venus Stop The Train
MP3: Wilco :: Rhythm
MP3: Wilco :: Poor Places
MP3: Wilco :: Won’t let You Down
MP3: Wilco :: Heavy Metal Drummer
MP3: Wilco :: Instrumental #1
MP3: Wilco :: Instrumental #2
MP3: Wilco :: Instrumental #3
MP3: Wilco :: Kamera (alt. version)
MP3: Wilco :: Magazine Called Sunset (alt. version)
MP3: Wilco :: Alone (alt. version)
MP3: Wilco :: Not For The Season (alt. version)

Amazon: Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Also: John Stirratt’s (other) band, The Autumn Defense, is available at eMusic with their 50 Free MP3 Trial Offer

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