by: Thomas D. Mooney
Every day for the entire month, we’ll be asking (and publishing) 31 musicians the same question. This month, the question is: You’re playing a show in which you’re covering an album from beginning to end. What record do you choose to interpret?
Day 9 for the Month of May is Nolan Wheeler of Wheeler Brothers.
For a complete list of other answers, find the main Month of May page here.
Wheeler Brothers’ second album Gold Boots Glitter came out this past year and are currently working on their next album. Like Wheeler Brothers on Facebook here and follow them on Twitter here. Watch/Listen to “Straight and Steady” below.
Ultimately, why did you pick OK Computer?
First of all, there are very few records that I own and enjoy in their entirety. This is one of those records. It’s not only excitingly experimental in terms of sound and composition, but down right inspiring to the young musician I was when I first heard it.
How many albums did you consider before going with OK Computer?
Three other records before I pulled OK Computer: My Morning Jacket’s It Still Moves, Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky and Arcade Fire’s Funeral.
What song do you think you’d be most excited to play?
“Subterranean Homesick Alien.”
Do you think your bandmates would be as excited about your choice of record as you?
I would say yes. My eldest brother went to one their shows in Las Ventas, the main bull ring in Madrid.
Would you get something to manipulate your voice on “Fitter Happier?”
Sure. I’ve never played around with it before. It would certainly be an experiment.