Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop now Shop Now Shop now
2 used from £4.00

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Summer Teeth [CASSETTE]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Summer Teeth [CASSETTE]

18 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
2 used from £4.00

Amazon's Wilco Store

Music

Image of album by Wilco

Photos

Image of Wilco

Biography

After seven studio albums, various collaborations and countless days on the road over the past 15 years, Wilco tried something new before starting work on its eighth record, The Whole Love, due Sept. 27 on dBpm Records: The Chicago band took a vacation. Staying off stage for most of the latter half of 2010 was the longest break from touring that bandleader Jeff Tweedy has had in a career ... Read more in Amazon's Wilco Store

Visit Amazon's Wilco Store
for 41 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Product details

  • Audio Cassette (9 Mar. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wea/Warner Brothers
  • ASIN: B00000IFRC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,669,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Hulme on 14 Feb. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Wilco's previous double album 'Being There', with its magpie-like borrowing from country, rock and roll and the blues, topped many critical polls and won the group a new wave of followers. Their response to this increase in popularity was to push the template out further with Summerteeth. Less country influenced, less bluesy, and more of a "conventional" rock album, Summerteeth is by turns uplifting, moving and inspiring. Replacing the acoustic guitars with effects pedals and keyboard effects, this album's musical palette is broad and at times experimental. That said, the sonic trickery never once interferes with the bedrock of quality songwriting that holds this wonderful collection together.
Jeff Tweedy's voice has never sounded more sincere or close to breaking, while the songwriting partnership of Tweedy and Jay Bennett seems to conjure songs that perfectly suit both the band's musical abilities and their lyrical preoccupations. There is nothing approaching a bad track on the album, and even the unlisted bonus tracks (Candyfloss, and an alternate take of Shot In The Arm) are of the highest quality. If 'Being There' displayed Wilco's affection for all things past, Summerteeth shows that they have the ability to record timeless rock music that owes nothing to anybody but themselves.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Micmat on 25 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This, the bands third album, is by far and away their best to date. Following on from the more rootsy Being There, and their disappointing debut A.M, Jeff Tweedy and co came up with the perfect album.

A dreamy blend of the Beach Boys' summer-esque pop, the perfect melodies of the Beatles, a hint of 60's psychadelia and still that ocassional nod toward Gram Parsons' country noodlings. This is just perfect from start to finish.

Each track drips with perfection. From the acoustic wonder of "Shes a Jar" the country style pop of "ELT" and the vicious "Via Chicago" it just doesnt get any better than this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gizzark Henry VINE VOICE on 13 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
Arguably the band's best album, this third Wilco album was released in 1999, in between the sprawling Being There and the lauded Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Since the latter's success, Summerteeth has been somewhat eclipsed.

It deserves better. Having apparently starting listening to the Beach Boys, Jeff Tweedy wrote fifteen borderline-pastiches, featuring summery synth lines, blissed-out vocal harmonies and only a smidgeon of the band's trademark experimentation. 'She's A Jar,' a fan favourite to this day, is one of their best ballads; 'Via Chicago' is almost as tender but for the occasional blasts of noise that reside within; 'I Can't Stand It' is one of the best album openers I've ever heard, but against the rest of Wilco's openers - 'Misunderstood,' 'I Am Trying To Break Your Heart,' 'At Least that's What You Said,' - it has stiff competition.

This more straight, poppier album is often ignored or bashed when compared to Wilco's more experimental works; this is a mistake. This album is just as essential as the rest of the band's albums.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. K. Jakubczyk on 9 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I love this album. It is, with the possible exception of AM, their most consistent LP - not a single duff track. It is filled with British Invasion era pop-sensibilities that they've struggled to find (consistently) with subsequent releases.

As stated above, there genuinely isn't any filler present on this disc, which makes it very difficult to single out standout tracks but here goes... Nothingsevergonnastandinmyway, Can't stand it (in spite of it's unbelievable use in a Ford commercial), She's a jar, and (of course) Shot in the arm - the latter still powerfully resonant twelve years later.

If you're starting your Wilco collection buy this album first, then the sublime Being There and then AM; everything else by Wilco is optional. Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stalker VINE VOICE on 22 Feb. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Wilco's third album almost completely lost that country twang making them sound (at the time) like a very experimental rock group. The album's complicated arrangements include some bizarrely cheesy keyboard sounds and "Leaving Chicago" includes a screaming guitar solo that initially sounds totally ham fisted but the more you listen to the words of the song it does kind of fit. "She's a Jar" is like a quirky love song until the killer last line "You know she begs me not to hit her" turns it on its head. There are some beautiful melodies here and the depth and variety of the song writing is particularly impressive.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
I had first heard of Wilco the year before this release when they collaborated with Billy Bragg on his Woody Guthrie project `Mermaid Avenue' and was so impressed by their contribution that when `Summerteeth' was released I put my money where Jeff Tweedy's mouth was and bought the album.

The album starts brightly enough with `Can't Stand It' which is the most upbeat composition and production on the album. The pack flags slightly with `She's a Jar' but then `A Shot in the Arm' is just that, keeping the album moving here and also acts as the album coda a further version being buried at the end of the playlist with other "secret" track `Candyfloss'.

The album continues in a pretty consistent vein from `We're Just Friends' which with `I'm Always in Love' (the greatest song on the album), `How to Fight Loneliness', `ELT' and `My Darling' being the most obvious sequences in what is very much a song cycle about the collapse of Tweedy's marriage.

Started before and completed after `Mermaid Avenue' `Summerteeth' is a wonderful record in it's own right but unfortunately although Jeff Tweedy is a great songwriter in his own right he is not as an accomplished songwriter as Woody Guthrie or even Billy Bragg and so the album does compare unfavourably with the bands previous release.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback