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Friday, June 12, 2015

Super Mega Yo La tengo Part 6 and OUT!

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.


STRANGE BUT TRUE WITH JAD FAIR-
1. Helpful Monkey Wallpapers Entire Home
2. Texas Man Abducted By Aliens For Outer Space Joy Ride
3. National Sports Association Hires Retired English Professor To Name New Wrestling Holds
4. Dedicated Thespian Has Teeth Pulled To Play Newborn Baby In High School Play
5. Three-Year-Old Genius Graduates High School At Top Of Her Class
6. Embarassed Teen Accidentally Uses Valuable Rare Postage Stamp
7. Principal Punishes Students With Bad Impressions And Tired Jokes
8. Retired Grocer Constructs Tiny Mount Rushmore Entirely Of Cheese
9. X-Ray Reveals Doctor Left Wristwatch Inside Patient
10. Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Dessert By Mistake #2
11. Retired Woman Starts New Career In Monkey Fashions
12. Circus Strongman Runs For PTA President
13. High School Shop Class Constructs Bicycle Built For 26
14. Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Dessert By Mistake #1
15. Ohio Town Saved From Killer Bees By Hungry Vampire Bats
16. Nevada Man Invents Piano With 21 Extra Keys
17. Clever Chemist Makes Chewing Gum From Soap
18. Minnesota Man Claims Monkey Bowled Perfect Game
19. Ingenius Scientist Invents Car Of The Future
20. Car Gears Stick In Reverse, Daring Driver Crosses Town Backwards
21. Shocking Fashion Statement Terrorizes Town
22. Feisty Millionaire Fills Potholes With Hundred-Dollar Bills

(See why I wanted to copy/paste?)

WITH JON SPENCER-(note: About half of this is missing, I was going to skip it, but there are some great covers here that should be heard.....anyone have the (several) missing tracks...01 Artificial Heart/02 Borstal Breakout/03 Can't Seem To Make You Mine/04 Emulsified/05 Guess I'm Falling In Love/06 Like a Rolling Stone/07 Love Power/08 Mighty Idy/09 Rip This Joint/10 The last Time/11 The Once Over Twice/12 The Story of Jazz/13 You Look Like a Jew

WITH RONNIE SPECTOR AND DAVID GRUBBS-01 Do It Again/02 Big Day Coming./03 Let's Save Tony Orlando's House/04 Tiny Birds/05 Sugarcube/06 A Little Bit of Rain/07 I'm Going In a Field/08 Chords of Fame/09 Dink's Song/10 Barnaby Hardly Working/11 Today Is the Day/12 Tom Courtenay/13 I Hear You Looking/14 Tears Are In Your Eyes/15 Encore Intro/16 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker/17 Baby I Love You/18 Here Today Gone Tomorrrow



4 comments:

  1. JAD FAIR
    http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/q7TDy0lK/file.html

    JON SPENSER
    http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/o529SkNA/file.html

    RONNIE SPECTOR
    http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/41GPVJmF/file.html

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  2. http://www.nyctaper.com/2015/05/condo-fucks-may-22-2015-cake-shop-flacmp3streaming/

    NYC Taper recorded a recent show by the Condo Fucks, the garage band later-ego of Yo La Tengo

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  3. Doom and Gloom live Fakebook Compilation

    http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/120528556662/yo-la-tengo-fakebook-live-very-cool-news-this

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  4. Thanks so much for all the great Yo La Tengo!

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