Rough Cuts Vol. III
This week I’ve recorded a Wilco (technically recorded by Loose Fur, another Jeff Tweedy band) oddity called Laminated Cat. Here are some things I love about this song:
It’s in a beautiful open D tuning (DADADe)
That earthy, bluesy riff that is played in the intro and between verses. It grounds what is a pretty loose song rhythmically.
The lyrics. They are disarmingly funny and bizarre. The first line talks about snipers being harder to see in springtime. Ultimately I think it’s a song about seasons and growing but, like life, has a light-hearted side. Also that line about a “TV square”.
This song has all the best Jeff Tweedy fingerprints on it. You can listen to the original song here:
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