Summerteeth (stylized as summerteeth) is the third studio album by the American alternative rock band Wilco, released on March 9, 1999 by Reprise Records. The album was heavily influenced lyrically by 20th century literature, as well as singer Jeff Tweedy's marital problems. Unlike previous albums, Summerteeth was heavily overdubbed in the studio with Pro Tools
On their third album, Summer Teeth, Wilco create the roots-rock answer to Beck’s Odelay, if not to Brian Eno’s Another Green World. With the band having jettisoned Max Johnston and his dobro, fiddle, and mandolin, Summerteeth’s songs are driven not by rustic guitar licks, but rather by Jay Bennett’s grand organ fills and ever-present harmonies, which paint the album in Technicolor. summerteeth Q&A.
With Summerteeth, they've delivered on both counts, crafting an album as wonderfully ambiguous and beautifully uncertain as life itself.
In late 1998, Summerteeth was basically finished. Wilco had been shuttling back and forth between the recording of this, their third album, and Mermaid Avenue, a collaboration with Billy Bragg built entirely on the skeletons of unfinished Woodie Guthrie songs.
Album Name Summerteeth.
Wilco's huge album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is a very popular album and considered the best by Wilco from many critics. Trust me, there is more to this band than just one album so if you are a fan of YHF than keep reading because chances are you will enjoy this too. Although their arn't very many big singles from Summerteeth it is still an excellent album and it is often overlooked and underated. Summerteeth is an alt/pop/rock album. The thing about Summerteeth is that it is a fresh listen no matter how many times you listen to it and it remains its catchiness throughout many listens. The influences of soul and R&B are most evident.
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Can't Stand It
Bass – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerPiano, Keyboards, Bells, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettVocals, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Jeff Tweedy
She's A Jar
Bass – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Guitar, Keyboards, Tambourine, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals – Jeff Tweedy
A Shot In The Arm
Bass – John StirrattSteel Guitar [Lap], Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Drums – Jay BennettTimpani – Ken CoomerVocals, Guitar [12-string], Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar – Jeff Tweedy
We're Just Friends
Backing Vocals – John StirrattPiano, Organ [Farfisa], Drums [Bass], Backing Vocals – Jay BennettVocals – Jeff Tweedy
I'm Always In Love
Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettDrums – Ken CoomerPiano, Backing Vocals – John StirrattVocals, Guitar [Baritone] – Jeff Tweedy
Bass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerGuitar [Acoustic, Baritone], E-Bow, Piano, Keyboards, Tambourine, Backing Vocals, Handclaps – Jay BennettVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Handclaps – Jeff Tweedy
Banjo, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Tambourine, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettBass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerTrumpet – Dave Crawford*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Tambourine – Jeff Tweedy
How To Fight Loneliness
Bass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerPiano, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Jeff Tweedy
Banjo, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Moog], Tambourine – Jay BennettBass – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Guitar, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer – Jeff Tweedy
Bass – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Tambourine, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettVocals, Backing Vocals – Jeff Tweedy
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Baritone], Electric Guitar, E-Bow, Bass [Slide], Piano, Keyboards, Tambourine, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettBass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerVibraphone – Mark GreenbergVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Jeff Tweedy
When You Wake Up Feeling Old
Bass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerKeyboards, Tiple, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettPiano – Leroy BachVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harp [Toy] – Jeff Tweedy
Bass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Guitar, Steel Guitar [Lap], Piano, Keyboards, Bells, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Jeff Tweedy
In A Future Age
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Guitar [Bowed, Tremelo] – Jeff TweedyBass – John StirrattDrums – Ken CoomerPiano, Organ, Backing Vocals – Jay Bennett
Candyfloss (Alternate Version)
A Shot In The Arm (Alternate Version)
The White House
Dead Aunt Thelma's
Ocean Way Recording
Frank Riley ,
Dave Kahne* (tracks: 1),
Jim Scott (tracks: 2 to 14)
Mixed By [Assistant]
Mike Scotella (tracks: 2 to 14)
Technician [Technical Assistance]
Written-By, Producer, Performer
Special edition with the same Category as the original but with two extra tracks. These are not mentioned on the release and therefore no further information can be given. Track 15 is a silent intermission.
Recorded from August 1997 through November 1998 at: Pedernales Recording Studio in Spicewood, Texas; King Size Sound Laboratories in Chicago; The White House in Nashville; The Fidelitorium in Kernersville, North Carolina; Dead Aunt Thelma's in Portland, Oregon; Ocean Way Recording and Scream Studio, Los Angeles.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 0 9362-47282-2 1
Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
Label Code: LC 0322
Matrix / Runout (Variants 1-2): W [Warner Logo] 936247282-2.4V01 BVV