The alternative rock band Wilco was formed in Chicago, in 1994. The current lineup includes John Stirratt, Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone. Wilco is particularly famous for such songs as “Outtasite (Outta Mind)”, “Can’t Stand It”, and “I Might”. The band holds two Grammy Awards.
The band Wilco appeared thanks to the initiative of several members of a country group Uncle Tupelo. When they were choosing the name, the band members went for an army jargon word, which is short for “will comply”. The organizer, vocalist, and songwriter was the guitarist Jeff Tweedy. Together with the bass guitarist John Stirratt, they’ve kept the band alive until today.
In 1995, the band released their debut album A.M., which was a classic representation of alternative country music. The album failed to get into any charts but eventually sold 150,000 copies in the USA.
In 1996, Wilco released their second studio LP Being There. The LP reached the 73rd spot on Billboard 200 and the 132nd spot on the UK Albums Chart. It sold over 300,000 copies.