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Yo La Tengo Request-a-Thon!
March 16, 2007 5:35 PM   Subscribe

Yo La Tengo Request-a-Thon! Yo La Tengo is once again playing your requests right now (until 11 PM EST), in exchange for your pledges, live on WFMU (currently playing: Sonic Reducer, by the Dead Boys!) As an added treat, the band has reunited with Dave Schramm for this performance! Live webcam stream links here, and here. Ogg, 128k MP3, AAC and RealAudio audio-only streams are also available .
posted by melorama (36 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Churlish Pule! Churlish Pule!
posted by YoBananaBoy at 5:38 PM on March 16, 2007


got it live streaming right now as i pour beer into myself.
totally digging it..WFMU: where the hell would i be without it?
posted by The_Auditor at 5:38 PM on March 16, 2007


New Jersey is, once more, on fire.
posted by four panels at 5:44 PM on March 16, 2007


Less talk - more rock
posted by mctsonic at 5:58 PM on March 16, 2007


What a lovely version of The Pastels' "Truck Train Tractor."
posted by mykescipark at 6:08 PM on March 16, 2007


Woot!
posted by TonyRobots at 6:11 PM on March 16, 2007


Zomg. Thank you!
posted by jmd82 at 6:17 PM on March 16, 2007


This year's show is fantastic so far, their recent far-flung touring seems to have primed them for it, rather than worn them out.
posted by kowalski at 6:23 PM on March 16, 2007


WHY ARE THEY STILL TALKING
posted by Simon! at 6:26 PM on March 16, 2007


Anyone have a playlist so far? I tuned in on 96 tears...Also, is there anywhere I could download this later?

I just put in my pledge and request for David Bowie's Queen Bitch, with a backup of Brian Eno - Baby's on Fire. (My 2nd pledge of the marathon, damn it!)

t.
posted by TonyRobots at 6:29 PM on March 16, 2007


TonyRobots: Yes, WFMU has an extensive archives page where you can here this, and hundreds of other in-studio appearances by all sorts of great people.
posted by roll truck roll at 6:36 PM on March 16, 2007


Simon!:

BECAUSE THE BAND NEEDS TIME TO QUICKLY LEARN THE SONGS WHEN THE REQUESTS FROM PLEDGERS COME RINGING IN.

YLT IS GOOD AT COVER SONGS, BUT THEY AREN'T SO GOOD THAT THEY CAN PLAY EVERY DAMN SONG THAT YOUR AVERAGE MUSIC-GEEK WFMU LISTENER WOULD BE LIKELY TO REQUEST.



btw, i think your capslock key is broken.
posted by melorama at 6:41 PM on March 16, 2007


btw, the YLT marathon shows are unfortunately not archived online, per the request of Yo La Tengo.

There is a way around this, however, if you email Station Manager Ken Freedman at ken@wfmu.org...he'll let you in on the secret handshake to download a 128k mp3 archive of the show.
posted by melorama at 6:44 PM on March 16, 2007


wait, is this the 'speedy motorcycle' band?
posted by Mach5 at 6:44 PM on March 16, 2007


thanks melorama, that's what I was looking for!
posted by TonyRobots at 6:46 PM on March 16, 2007


yes, it is.

also, a few years ago, 37 people were killed at one of their shows...
posted by melorama at 6:47 PM on March 16, 2007


btw, the YLT marathon shows are unfortunately not archived online, per the request of Yo La Tengo.

Oh, sorry. I'm dumb.
posted by roll truck roll at 6:53 PM on March 16, 2007


I'm waiting to hear a MeFi username in the pledges!
posted by mr_roboto at 6:58 PM on March 16, 2007


They're playing my song!
posted by TonyRobots at 6:58 PM on March 16, 2007


I was going to say.. Yay you :)
posted by edgeways at 6:59 PM on March 16, 2007


Hahaha... they're playing the "single version" of Wire's "Outdoor Miner"!

Oh, I love them...

(Dave Schramm looks kinda lonely off in that corner.)
posted by mykescipark at 7:04 PM on March 16, 2007


WFMU is truly one of the most wonderful things in this world. May it's little light shine on and on...






(Now cough up that dough!! C'mon already. Call the fucking station ya cheap bastid!!)
posted by Skygazer at 7:15 PM on March 16, 2007


Ouch, the blink tag was not warranted. "Close the door" -- brilliant request, and it's so nice to hear Georgia singing it...
posted by TonyRobots at 7:29 PM on March 16, 2007


Why did they quit playing "Crazy"?

That's totally the song I would have requested, had I not pledged already last week.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:07 PM on March 16, 2007


Hooray! I requested "Tra La La" by the Banana Splits.

Yo La Tengo has just made my 2007.
posted by hfriend at 8:08 PM on March 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow.

"Come Sail Away"

What a spectacular way to end the 2007 Request-a-thon! This is the best band ever.
posted by melorama at 8:13 PM on March 16, 2007


i take that back.

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" is even better!
posted by melorama at 8:17 PM on March 16, 2007


goddammit, i read this as "right now (11pm EST)". now i am sad.
posted by unknowncommand at 8:32 PM on March 16, 2007


Love Will Tear Us Apart was great.
posted by nathancaswell at 8:44 PM on March 16, 2007


Love "Our Way To Fall"
posted by jaronson at 9:54 PM on March 16, 2007


Of equal interest I'd imagine for those who heard it and those who didn't, here's the complete song list as best I can judge it. Please correct me if I've made any errors.

1. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vita
2. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
3. Talking Heads - Don't Worry About The Government
4. Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer

5. The Beatles - All Together Now
6. Traffic - Paper Sun
7. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
8. "Howl Along With The Westminster Dog Kennel"

9. Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic / Purple Haze
10. The Pastels - Truck Train Tractor
11. Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning
12. ? & The Mysterians - 96 Tears

13. Burt Bacharach medley
14. Velvet Underground - Who Loves The Sun
15. The Modern Lovers - Ice Cream Man
16. Mellie Mel and Grandmaster Flash - White Lines
17. The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
18. Kiss - New York Groove

19. David Bowie - Queen Bitch
20. Jim Pepper - Witchi-Tai-To
21. Wire - Outdoor Miner
22. The Rezillos - Mystery Action
23. Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell In Love

24. Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson - Crazy
25. T. Rex - Bang A Gong
26. Velvet Underground - After Hours
27. The Hollies - Look Through Any Window
28. Husker Du - New Day Rising

29. Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'
30. ZZ Top - Tush
31. The Banana Splits - The Tra La La Song
32. Styx - Come Sail Away

33. Rodgers and Hammerstein - You'll Never Walk Alone
34. Medley: Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart / Frank Sinatra - That's Life / 10,000 Maniacs - These Days / The Bee Gees - Night Fever / Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream / Joey Scarbury - Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not) / Van Morrison - Madame George / Queen - Another One Bites The Dust / David Bowie: Starman / The Mamas and The Papas: For The Love of Ivy
posted by kowalski at 10:28 PM on March 16, 2007


For those looking for previous WFMU performances in a purchasable form, you need Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics. It covers "the best" (using the term very loosely) from 1996-2003.
posted by Remy at 9:34 AM on March 17, 2007


No Freebird?
posted by zippy at 11:48 AM on March 17, 2007


There was another set between Husker Du and Spencer Davis:

29. Peter Andre - Gimme a Little Sign
30. Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow
31. Go-Betweens - Streets of Your Town
32. Beatles - Twist and Shout

I edited down an MP3 version of the whole performance, without the DJ chatter (sorry Pseu and Gaylord!). Email me for the link.
posted by TonyRobots at 12:25 PM on March 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks Tony, I managed to completely ignore my mp3 of that set somehow.
posted by kowalski at 7:20 PM on March 18, 2007


Also, I should correct 6 and 7. They're actually a single long medley of a number of different bits of Traffic songs: at minimum "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" and the aforementioned "Paper Sun," plus Springfield's "Mr. Soul."
posted by kowalski at 8:04 PM on March 18, 2007


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