5.28.2009

Jay Bennett's Music

Former member of Wilco Jay Bennett died in his sleep on Saturday. His time with Wilco -- both his significant contributions and his abrupt firing -- have been well-documented in the film I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. This Editor has always preferred Bennett-era Wilco -- especially Yankee Hotel Foxtrot -- to the later work from Jeff Tweedy, and he has a feeling many other listeners would agree. 

Rather than get into a rock-snob argument, it would be better to take a look at some of the great music Bennett made. Idolator has a must-watch collection of videos and links available here. Below is one of my favorites, from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

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