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Add This - Wilco

Written by Greg KotAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Greg Kot

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • On Sale: June 15, 2004
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7679-1558-8 (0-7679-1558-5)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

Wilco: Learning How to Die traces critically-acclaimed band Wilco's story as its music grew from its punk and alt-country origins, addressing some of the key issues surrounding the music business: How is music of substance created while the gulf between art and commerce widens in the corporate consolidation era? How does the music industry make or break a hit? How do working musicians reconcile the rewards of artistic risk with the toll it exacts on their personal life?

This book was written with the cooperation of Wilco band members past and present. It is also fully up to date, covering the latest changes in personnel and the imminent release of the band’s fifth album, A Ghost Is Born, sure to be one of the most talked-about albums of 2004.