Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics

"They said it shouldn't be done, but we did it anyway. Starting in 1996, we've made an annual visit to WFMU during their fundraising marathon. People who pledge money to the station while we're on get to make a request, and we try to play it. And guess what? It's not that easy. Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics is a 70-minute compilation drawn from 1996-2003, a Best-of, or Best-of-the-Worst, or Worst-of-the-Best, or . . . oh, what's the use, it's dreadful. No song titles will be provided, don't ask. Beautiful cover art by Adrian Tomine. Order at your own risk. No refunds."

Order the CD direct from their site

Listen to their version of the classic "The Batman Theme" from this years marathon

The Tengo's cover of Jackson Browne's 'Somebody's Baby' from Motel de Moka blog

My most favorite cover that Yo La Tengo has done is the Sandy Denny song 'By the Time it Get's Dark', the song's too beautiful.

Yo La Tengo - By the Time it Gets Dark (From the Little Honda EP)
Sandy Denny - By the Time it Gets Dark


Blogger rad said...

sarah you are right.

8:11 PM  

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