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On May 14, 1996.

On May 14, 1996, “Carrot Top” label released “Milk and Scissors”, the second Handsome Family album. It was recorded 1995 – 199, at “Kingsize Sound Laboratories” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Dave Trumfio, Brett Sparks, Rennie Sparks and Mike Werner.


  • Brett Sparks – vocals, guitar, dobro, organ, harmonica, lap steel
  • Rennie Sparks – vocals, bass
  • Mike Werner – percussion
  • Diane Murphy – band photo
  • Brad Miller – cover photo
  • Rennie & Mike, Sheila Sachs – design

Tracks listing:

All music by Brett Sparks, all lyrics by Rennie Sparks, except where noted.

  1. Lake Geneva
  2. Winnebago Skeletons
  3. Drunk By Noon
  4. The House Carpenter – traditional, arranged by Brett Sparks, Rennie Sparks and Mike Werner, inspired by Clarence Ashley’s 1930 recording
  5. The Dutch Boy
  6. The King Who Wouldn’t Smile
  7. Emily Shore 1819-1839
  8. 3-Legged Dog – Darrell Sparks
  9. #1 Country Song – Brett Sparks
  10. Amelia Earhart vs. The Dancing Bear
  11. Tin Foil
  12. Puddin’ Fingers – Mike Werner

On October 29, 1996.

On October 29, 1996, “Reprise” label released “Being There”, the second Wilco studio album. It was recorded September 1995 – July 1996, at “Chicago Recording Company” and “Warzone Recorders” in Chicago,”The Studio” in Springfield, Missouri, “Moonshine Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Jeff Tweedy, John John Stirratt, Jay Bennett, Ken Coomer, Max Johnston and Bob Egan.


  • Jeff Tweedy– lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, radio
  • John Stirratt– bass, piano, violin, backing vocals
  • Jay Bennett– guitars, piano, organ, harmonica, lap steel, drums, accordion, backing vocals
  • Ken Coomer – drums, percussion, guitars, backing vocals
  • Max Johnston – dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals
  • Bob Egan – pedal steel, national steel guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Larry Williams – tenor sax
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Jessy Greene – violin
  • Dan Higgins – baritone sax, tenor sax
  • Jim Rondinelli, Chris Shepard– mastering
  • Ron Lowe, Mike Scotella, Lou Whitney, Chris Shepard– engineers
  • Bob Ludwig, Skip Saylor, Jim Scott – mastering
  • Dahn Davis – graphic design
  • Brad Miller – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy.

  1. Misunderstood – the verse starting “Take the Guitar Player for a Ride” written by Peter Laughner
  2. Far, Far Away
  3. Monday
  4. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
  5. Forget the Flowers
  6. Red-Eyed and Blue
  7. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
  8. What’s the World Got in Store
  9. Hotel Arizona
  10. Say You Miss Me
  11. Sunken Treasure
  12. Someday Soon
  13. Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
  14. Someone Else’s Song
  15. Kingpin
  16. (Was I) In Your Dreams
  17. Why Would You Wanna Live
  18. The Lonely 1
  19. Dreamer in My Dreams