Lollapalooza 2008: Wilco Bring New Tune, Not Obama

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh

Wilco and Rage Against The Machine went head to head on last night’s schedule, and fans of both bands began the trek to opposite sides of Grant Park well before the 8:30 kickoff. We chose Wilco, and not because of the rumors from People Who Would Know that Barack Obama would be introducing. He didn’t, of course, though some say it will happen for Kanye tonight. The hometown rockers donned colorful Nudie suits, which Tweedy claimed they had been busy sewing, and kicked things off with “Misunderstood.” Total Pros joined on horns for the last five songs. Halfway through the set, a reward for those who hadn’t headed to the other headliner: WIP (i.e., “work in progress”) “One Wing,” a meandering rocker with a built-up triple axe explosion in the vein of Sky Blue Sky. We’ve got the song, along with setlist and photos of the rhinestone alt-cowboys. (RATM review coming up after we attend to our bruises.)

Wilco – “One Wing” (Live At Lollapalooza 2008) (MP3)

SETLIST
01 “Misunderstood”
02 “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”
03 “You Are My Face”
04 “Impossible Germany”
05 “It’s Just That Simple”
06 “Stage Banter”
07 “Handshake Drugs”
08 “Pot Kettle Black”
09 “One Wing”
10 “Spiders (Kidsmoke)”
11 “A Shot In The Arm”
12 “Jesus, Etc.”
13 “Hate It Here”
14 “Can’t Stand It”
15 “Walken”
16 “Monday”
17 “Outtasite (Outta Mind)”

[Photos by Amrit]