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Musoscribe’s Best of 2021: Reissues and Archival Releases

An impressive batch of reissue, archival and otherwise historic releases has characterized 2021. Even with so many choices, I was able to narrow my own Musoscribe’s Best of 2021 down to five selections. All are recommended in the most enthusiastic terms. In no particular order, here they are: The Rubinoos – The CBS Tapes These

The Making of Wilco’s ‘Summerteeth’ (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Jay Bennett had bought a classic Mellotron, Stirratt remembers. The band first came into direct contact with the Chamberlin – a close mechanical relative of the fabled (and temperamental) Mellotron – sometime earlier, when they were visiting famed producer Mitch Easter (R.E.M, Game Theory, Velvet Crush) at his Drive-In Studio outside

The Making of Wilco’s ‘Summerteeth’ (Part 1 of 2)

An edited version of this feature was published previously in Goldmine. Looking to the past pointed the way to the future Released in 1999, Wilco’s third album Summerteeth represented a turning point for the band. The first album from the group to sell in excess of 200,000 copies, Summerteeth – a musical departure from the