Sunday, April 6, 2008

Days Of The Week: Monday

Wilco: Monday


I'm Matt, from Perceptions, Delusions, and I'm excited to be a part of Star Maker Machine.

Paul and Six have covered Sunday very nicely. I'll move ahead to Monday, then.
Wilco released their second album, Being There, in late October, 1996. Although it was a double album, Wilco head honcho Jeff Tweedy convinced Reprise Records to price it as a single: All Jeff had to do to assure the price-point was give Reprise Wilco's share of the album royalties. There is definitely something to be said for an artists dedication in getting his product to the fans at a reasonable price. It is noble, and you can't put a price on nobility. (Well, it seems that Wilco gave away about $600,000 on this deal, so there was some price paid, but still...)
Being There reached #73 on the Billboard album chart.
Being There placed #14 on the 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

(I looked at Wikipedia for this info.)


Anonymous said...

Hey Matt,

Great choice! Thanks for getting involved. Any other bloggers want in? There are 96 invites left.