Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day Five - JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound Cover Wilco




I've given Wilco the short shrift since Summerteeth. I believe that had Yankee Hotel Foxtrot come out as originally planned on Reprise, it would have been perceived as a failed experiment. Getting dropped by Reprise was the best thing that ever happened to Wilco. Instead of an indulgent, erratic attempt to merge classic rock and art rock, the band became a cause celebre and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot an indie touchstone, Pitchfork's emperor's new clothes.

I bring this up only because I believe it's time to re-evaluate "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart", which opens YHF as a sprawling mess but recently has been turned upside down into a soul stomp classic by Chicago RnB band, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. It's really quite a wonderful song, given the proper treatment. Check it out and see.

JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound - "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"

Wilco - "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"


4 comments:

Duncan said...

Liked it hard a nice jazzy feel and a driving beat.

Bridget said...
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Bridget said...

I am trying to break your heart - This was good-ish. it was jazzy and fun at first, but soon i was losing interest. Add a few twists and it would be great. this one gets a 7.

Ian said...

I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART: boo yah! loved it! Jazzy, lots of fun, way to go 9 out of ten!