Friday Linkafication: Tweedy & Wilco Are Nerds Who Love Rush Edition

In a nice interview with the Montreal Gazette, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy reveals a deep appreciation for Canada's most famous power trio.

Tweedy: (Laughs) Yeah, I love Rush and I have a deep appreciation of them as people and as a band, more so now than when I was growing up, being a punk rock fan and there being a line in the sand at least at some point. And I heard it so much growing up around St. Louis – it was such a huge, huge thing that I was repelled by it. But I’ve always had a soft spot, maybe in a closeted kind of way, and I don’t have anything at this point in my life that I consider a guilty pleasure. I think that Rush has certainly earned their place, and I actually see a lot of similarities now in the way that they’ve existed … I mean, certainly we haven’t had the massive success that they’ve had, but there’s something really familiar to me about them. (Laughs) I just think that they’re nerds, and I feel like Wilco’s full of nerds, so I think that that’s probably the same thing.

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