Told you this one was gonna big a mammoth, is there any stuff out there that I couldn't get my hand
|on, now would be the time.......I have tonight three albums, I think, in which they work in collaboration with others.|
By the way, thanks for the responses to the WOXY/KEXP inquiry.....I WILL continue the series on a semi-regular basis, the whole thing is catalogued on the site now, so maybe I'll do five discs a week or something, and if you request one, there's a good chance it'll be one of them. I just think it's a unique feature that might take a while to heat up, as did Greek Punk and some others.......
OK, first up is "Strange But True With Jad Fair".......Jad Fair being a member of Half Japanese, Yo La Tengo is basically relegated to back-up band as Fair contributes his nasaly, semi-spoken vocals......take it or leave it, it's interesting I guess, not one for heavy rotation and I am SURE hoping I can find somewhere to copy/paste those song titles from rather than have to type them out (you'll see why")
Better, I think is a live 2001 set with Jon Spencer, a good, bluesy romp through the "usual" Yo La Tengo stew of oddball covers, this time featuring the work of Dylan, X, Pussy Galore, and Sham 69, amongst others....recommended.
And finally, also from the stage, is a 2001 set with the great Ronnie Spector and David Grubbs......this one splits the difference, plenty of covers but also lots of original Yo La Tengo material, give this one a solid shot as well.
Well, the 1990's were a great decade for music, really, but could Yo La Tengo, who outlived that decade by a LONG margin, have been one of the more underrated acts of that era.......i think so, always entertaining, always taking a chance, and always sounding great.........like to hear reactions on this whole series, as well as any stuff I don't have that you might like to sahre to round out the set.
Till next time, be good to yourselves and your families.