WILCO & The Nudie Suit, Part Two
“Hook me up with a suit. That’s amazing.” – Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, 24 June 2009.
If I were to describe anything as amazing, it probably wouldn’t be the Nudie suits Tweedy & Co. wore on The Tonight Show last night. That said, as previously mentioned, I do love their suits, particularly Jeff’s red Sushi Bar jacket which features the Korean Cat of Prosperity, bassist Stirrat’s nautical number (if I’m not mistaken, that’s a square knot on his left shoulder, bad ass), and lead guitarist Nels Cline’s Day of the Dead duds, all skulls and bones.
For more of Robert Loerzel’s photos from last year’s Lollapalooza, visit his site, Underground Bee.
For Nels’ thoughts on the suits, check out his interview in Rolling Stone.
“People freaked out. You know, they’re made to look good up close and far away, glittering the whole time.” – Nels Cline, Rolling Stone, 15 September 2008