Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Wilco- "Happy Birthday America. Hope You Like Crap". July 4th, 1996


Since I seem to be on a bit of a Jeff Tweedy kick lately with some of his other projects, Uncle Tupelo and Golden Smog, I thought today would be a fine day for some Wilco to celebrate America's birthday. Each year bands perform at Grant Park for their Taste of Chicago 4th of July festival and fortunately, WXRT simulcasts the concerts to provide fans with a very good quality recording. I have lots of great shows from this festival and I'll slowly post more of them every 4th of July, I previously posted the Replacements last show (1991) and Wilco (2001). The concert from 1996 is Wilco's first appearance on the Petrillo Band Shell stage (as a supporting act) and they returned 5 years later (as headliners) which turned out to be guitarist Jay Bennett's last show. This show features a setlist featuring 6 songs from the yet to be released second album, Being There and if you're a fan of early Wilco, this is a keeper!

I pulled this off Dime a few weeks back and it previously was posted on the great Owl & Bear site that offers downloads of many Wilco (and other related bands) shows, including a couple of mine.
Enjoy!

WILCO
Petrillo Band Shell,
Grant Park
Chicago, IL
1996-07-04

Source: WXRT-FM 

01 Intro
02 Casino Queen
03 I Must Be High
04 Red-Eyed And Blue / I Got You (At The End Of The Century)
05 Hotel Arizona
06 New Madrid
07 That's Not The Issue
08 Outtasite (Outta Mind)
09 Monday
10 Passenger Side
11 Kingpin
12 We've Been Had

WILCO- 1996-07-04 Chicago FLAC. rar

3 comments:

bostero72 said...

Hello folks, just today I found your great blog (surfing on the web). Can be possible can download this Wilco show again?, will be great !!. Best regards

bostero72 said...

Hello folks, just today I found your great blog (surfing on the web). Can be possible can download this Wilco show again?, will be great !!. Best regards

Anonymous said...

Any chance this will be posted again?

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