He additionally talked to Stephen Colbert about his new memoir, "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)."
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy took The Late Show again to Genesis with an entertaining efficiency of “Let’s Go Rain” styled after the story of Noah’s Ark, from his upcoming solo album Warm (Nov. 30). He additionally sat down with Colbert to debate his new memoir, comical childhood and Wilco's earlier album.
A nervous-looking Tweedy, who mentioned sitting down with Colbert was the good factor he's ever achieved, first plugged his ebook, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), which particulars how his journey to musical success started as a baby continually pointing on the household stereo. When Colbert requested him why he selected to put in writing a memoir in his early 50s, Tweedy responded, “I assumed I might write it now earlier than I overlook all the things.” He additionally shared the story in regards to the time he pretended that Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run was really his handiwork within the third-grade, and when his band wished director George Lucas to sue them for naming their 2015 self-released album Star Wars.
He adopted the dialogue with a efficiency of the tune he described as a “joyous plea for the candy reduction of demise.” “Let’s Go Rain” had Tweedy satirically contemplating that, if God despatched a flood to clean the world of its sin, there have to be one other one on the way in which based mostly on the present state of society.
Tweedy’s narrative efficiency, stuffed with twangy nation flare, opened on a set that resembled an ark backdropped by a blue sky and mountains. “Oh, I've heard about Noah's flood/ Washed away a world of sin/ Some say destruction is an act of affection/ And suppose it ought to occur once more,” Tweedy sang, following it up with the, “Let’s go rain” chorus.
The subsequent verse noticed big fluffy clouds darken as they moved over the band. The screens behind Tweedy turned stormy, and blue rain-like streamers unraveled over the band. The biblical story peaked when pairs of individuals dressed as chickens, elephants, lions and giraffes moved onto the ark-like platform and danced round to the observe's mellow vibe.
Watch Tweedy's story-like efficiency and dialogue with Colbert under.