chipped in with a bunch of items that I didn't have......always aglad to hear more, Yo la Tengo were one of my fave indie bands of, geez, I was gonna say the 00's, but hell, they are still cranking them out.....this one is a recent release (2016), a big pile of covers or various tunes, in the style of their 2006 release "Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics".......they take a typically tongue-in-cheek attitude, covering material as widely diverse as Violent Femmes' "Add It Up", Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak" (a favorite of mine for containing one of the stupidest lyrics in history: "Tonight , there's gonna be a jailbreak, somewhere in this town...".....HMMMMMMM, I wonder WHERE? Possibly, say, THE JAIL?), possibly the worst Rolling Stones song ever, "Emotional Rescue", Bad Brains' "Pay to Cum".....get the idea?
Always loved Yo La Tengo, they have historically been "out there", and I've REALLY enjoyed a lot of their work....I gave this one a quick carpet-bombing this morning, and yep, vintage Yo La Tengo, skillfull playing, ironic attitude, and a totally, no-one-but-Yo-La-Tengo tracklist. They've been a good band over the years, a LOT of great material if your not hip........check my archive for more, there should be a good bit there still.
Mostly though, thanks to John N for the submission, it's great and I enjoyed the hell out of my one listening......John N is to links what the Vikings are to injured offensive linemen......in each case, more than I could possibly count.
MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE-01 Alley Cat/02 New York Groove/03 Bertha/04 Add it Up/05 To Love Somebody/06 Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo)/07 Suspect Device/08 First I Look at the Purse/09 Jailbreak/10 Popcorn/11 Girl From the North Country/12 Build Me Up Buttercup/13 I Wanna Be Free/14 Rock N Roll Love Letter/15 Emotional Rescue/16 Some Velvet Morning/17 The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys/Mr Soul/18 Pay to Cum/19 Never My Love/20 King Kong/21 White Lines (Don't Do It)/22 Slurf Song/23 Different Drum/24 Crazy/25 Be My Baby/26 Hey Ya!/27 Heart of Darkness/28 Chantilly Lace/Medley