I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002)

I was pleasantly suprised last night when I flipped to the Documentary Channel last night and found a great documentary about the band Wilco. Fashion photographer and fan, Sam Jones, decided to make a documentary about the band while they were making Yankee Hotel Foxtrot—considered by many to be a brilliant album.

Sam Jones’ timing was perfect and he completely lucked out in capturing an incredible part of the band’s history. Consider that:

  • the day Jones starts shooting, drummer Ken Coomer quits
  • shortly after, long-time member Jay Bennett leaves the band
  • after completing Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the band is dropped by their label—Repirse Records
  • Wilco signs with Nonesuch Records for three times the amount Reprise paid them to do Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Time Warner is the parent company to Reprise Records and Nonesuch Records and basically, paid them twice to release an amazing album. If you’re at all a fan of Wilco then you’ll love this fascinating documentary.

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