Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics
Label ©  Egon
Release Year  2006
Length  1:06:59
Genre  Indie
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  Y-0035
Bitrate  ~210 Kbps
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    Track Listing:
      1.  
      Tighten Up   (Archie Bell And The Drells
       2:00  
      2.  
      The Night Chicago Died   (Paper Lace
       2:04  
      3.  
      Raw Power   (Stooges
       3:21  
      4.  
      Sea Cruise   (Huey "Piano" Smith
       1:46  
      5.  
      Favorite Thing   (Replacements
       1:40  
      6.  
      Baseball Altamont   (Ned Hayden-Philip Shelley
       1:31  
      7.  
      Meet The Mets   (Bill Katz-Ruth Roberts
       1:47  
      8.  
      Oh Bondage, Up Yours!   (X-Ray Spex
       1:35  
      9.  
      Ding Dang / Interplanetary Music   (Brian Wilson-Roger McGuinn/ Sun Ra
       2:36  
      10.  
      Captain Lou   (NRBQ
       2:19  
      11.  
      Oh! Sweet Nuthin'   (Lou Reed
       1:39  
      12.  
      Route 66   (Bobby Troup
       2:18  
      13.  
      Roadrunner   (Jonathan Richman
       2:34  
      14.  
      Tijuana Taxi   (Ervan Coleman
       0:46  
      15.  
      Mendocino / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head   (Doug Sahm/ Burt Bacharach
       4:13  
      16.  
      Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)   (Eurythmics
       1:33  
      17.  
      Baby's On Fire   (Brian Eno
       2:30  
      18.  
      Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand   (The Who
       2:15  
      19.  
      The Hokey Pokey   (Larry Laprise-Taftt Baker-Charles Macak
       1:40  
      20.  
      You May Be Right   (Billy Joel
       1:49  
      21.  
      Mama Told Me Not To Come   (Randy Newman
       2:14  
      22.  
      Roundabout   (Yes
       2:07  
      23.  
      You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet   (Bachman-Turner Overdrive
       1:51  
      24.  
      Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow)   (Yoko Ono
       3:20  
      25.  
      Downtown   (Petula Clark
       1:51  
      26.  
      Let The Good Times Roll   (Shirley Goodman-Leonard Lee
       1:52  
      27.  
      Never On Sunday   (Manos Hadjidakis-Billy Towne
       1:12  
      28.  
      20Th Century Boy   (T. Rex
       3:19  
      29.  
      Rock The Boat   (Hues Corporation
       1:24  
      30.  
      Medley: Shotgun/My Sharona/ Mr. Apollo/ Sonic Reducer/ God Only Knows/ If and When-The Summer Sun/ Schizophrenia/ Another Girl, Another Planet/Bedazzled   (Junior Walker and the All-Stars/The Knack/Bonzo Dog Band/Dead Boys/Beach Boys/Chris Stamey/Sonic Youth/The Only Ones/Peter Cook-Dudley Moore
       5:53  
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      Review by Jason Ankeny
      Beginning in 1996, Yo La Tengo supported the fundraising efforts of New York's world-renowned independent radio outlet WFMU with annual studio visits. All listeners who pledged money during the band's appearances were offered the chance to request a favorite song that YLT would then attempt to perform. Compiling more than two dozen WFMU highlights first broadcast between 1996 and 2003, Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics is as sloppy and awkward as its title portends, but it's nevertheless an amusing listen galvanized by the overwhelming love of rock & roll that informs all of the band's efforts. Far removed from the intricacy and beauty that characterizes Yo La Tengo's official covers LP Fakebook, Murdering the Classics lurches and stumbles its way through pop milestones spanning from Archie Bell & the Drells' "Tighten Up" to "The Hokey Pokey" to the Shea Stadium perennial "Meet the Mets." Chord changes are flubbed, lyrics are mangled, and medleys are patched together from little more than desperation and perspiration. But the trio's energy and resourcefulness save the day. Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics is bar band rock in excelsis, buoyed by a spirit of generosity that's far too rare in all walks of life.
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