She’s a jar, with a heavy lid, my pop quiz kid

Photography by Ayman ?anl?türk

Woot! Thanks god it’s fucking friday again. Week flew by, in a too fast kinda way, making it hard to keep up at work. Fortunately, I’ve got my friends over in the Vinyl Preservation Society (and my baby) keeping me sane. So yesterday I was listening to the vinyl rip of Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over the Sea again, and, as it always happens, I get to the holy trilogy of “Ghost” – “Untitled” – “Two-Headed Boy Pt. II” and I start thinking about how perfect those three songs are in succession to each other.

So we start talking about it in the record shop, while listening to a little old school Wilco (Summerteeth, to be exact) for the first time in years and it hits me again. What an incredible trinity of songs we’ve got kickin’ Wilco’s progression into pop, finally shaking off the remnants of Uncle Tupelo! They come out blazing with bells ringing on “Can’t Stand It”, immediately identifying the new sound. Next we slow it down to the dubious wife beater? lyrics of “She’s A Jar”. To finish, we find ourselves in the finale-esque “A Shot In The Arm”. It’s like a 13 minute, 3 song album!

Near perfection, my friends. Expect some vinyl rips this weekend! Until then… Enjoy!

Wilco – 01 Can’t Stand It
Wilco – 02 She’s a Jar

She’s a jar
With a heavy lid
My pop quiz kid
A sleepy kisser
A pretty war
With feelings hid
She begs me not to miss her…

Wilco – 03 A Shot in the Arm
Wilco – 04 We’re Just Friends
Wilco – 05 I’m always in love
Wilco – 06 Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway (Again)
More Wilco down in the record shop…

Go show Wilco all your love here, here, and here now.

2 comments for “She’s a jar, with a heavy lid, my pop quiz kid

  1. piers
    March 28, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    awesome! and I totally agree regarding the NMH songs, however I have to say my favourite trilogy of connected songs would have to be the first side of Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden — Rainbow – Eden – Desire — all run together so perfectly, at least on the CD I have, they were tracked as one song, with a 30 second pause before side two.

  2. Tsuru
    March 28, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Talk Talk > NMH? SACRELIGIOUS!! haha… just kidding! Good call, piers. There are quite a few good ones out there. Come talk about it with us over in the Vinyl Society, my friend.. we’d love to have ya!

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