Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Performs Original ‘Spiders (Kidsmoke)’ Arrangement At A Private Home In Michigan
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy provided a special edition of The Tweedy Show on Saturday night from his “Hot Tub House” in Michigan. Tweedy, without his sons on this occasion, performed the original arrangement of A Ghost Is Born gem “Spiders (Kidsmoke)” during the episode.
Jeff’s stripped-down solo version of “Spiders (Kidsmoke)” came after a discussion in which the Tweedys revealed they don’t own a private beach in Michigan despite the lyric in the song. Tweedy showed off how the tune started off before the full band got their hands on it and added elements of Krautrock.
Susie Tweedy, Jeff’s wife, filmed The Tweedy Show and read comments. One viewer/client asked if the “on a private beach in Michigan” line was about the place where Jeff went to rehab for an addiction to opiates. “Where Jeff did rehab was the opposite of where you’d find a private beach in Michigan,” Susie explained. “It was a very wonderful but hideous shithole.” Jeff spoke about how the place he went was far from a resort but it worked for him.
Watch Saturday’s The Tweedy Show with the “Spiders (Kidsmoke)” section starting around the 23-minute mark: