Wilco Plays 27 Song Cover Set at Solid Sound Festival

wilcocover Wilco Plays 27 Song Cover Set at Solid Sound Festival
This weekend Wilco performed at their North Adams, MA based Solid Sound Festival, and instead of playing any of their own tracks, the group played a lengthy 27 song set of all covers. Jeff Tweedy has been known for his excellent covers in the past, throwing songs from Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, and The Ramones into plenty of the band’s live performances.

But this all-in-one spectacle really takes the cake—it’s moves like this one that display Wilco’s musicianship. What it takes to learn how to play all these classics, and really play them well, is extreme skill and talent.

For this lengthy set, Tweedy and the band teamed with Lucius, Tommy Stinson and Yo La Tengo at different points to take on Uncle Tupelo, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Television, Big Star, Neil Young, and yes, they too played Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”

Check out the full download of the concert here via NYC Taper and stream the rendition of The Replacement’s “Color Me Impressed”—joined by their former bassist Tommy Stinson—below. Also check out the full setlist they performed after the song.

Setlist:
The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)
Cut Your Hair (Pavement cover)
In the Street (Big Star cover)
New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones cover)
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover)
Ripple (Grateful Dead cover)
Who Loves the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover) (And Your Bird Can Sing was … more)
Psychotic Reaction (Count Five cover)
Tom Courtenay (Yo La Tengo cover) (with Yo La Tengo)
James Alley Blues
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover) (with Lucius)
Waterloo (ABBA cover) (with Lucius)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)
Marquee Moon (Television cover)
Happy Birthday To You (Mildred J. Hill cover) (to Pat Sansone)
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
Color Me Impressed (The Replacements cover) (with Tommy Stinson)
Kingpin
Thank You Friends (Big Star cover)
Encore:
The Weight (The Band cover) (with Lucius)
Roadrunner (The Modern Lovers cover) (with Yo La Tengo)

(Consequence of Sound)