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One For The Road: Happy Birthday, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 23, 2012 10:40PM


Ten years ago today, Chicago's favorite band Wilco released its fourth album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The album marks a watershed moment for the band, as Jay Bennett left the group and drummer Glenn Kotche joined. Add in a fight with the record label, and it's a miracle the album even made it out, let alone came to be what Rolling Stone ranked #3 on its list of 100 best albums of the 2000s.

Below is the trailer for the documentary I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, which starts on the day drummer Ken Coomer left the band and documents the completion of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Below you can hear a demo version of "Poor Places"