Yo La Tengo - Live at Maxwell's - 132 min.

Recorded live in Hoboken, NJ, 12/31/96

Setlist information courtesy of Rob


Many goofy, rarely-played covers in the early part of the show: "Abba Zabba", "What I Like About You", "American Pie", etc etc. This section feels much like a WFMU request show (right down to WFMU DJ Gaylord Fields singing "Next Big Thing"), if ever-so-slightly more rehearsed. Many guest performances; "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" is hilarious and sounds as if it were sung by a male version of The Chicken Lady.

Really cool guitar sound to "Motel 6" (extra guitarist?), though sadly there's a 10-20 second gap near the beginning of the song (tape break?). Particularly yowly "False Alarm". Excellent "Emulsified".

Michael Edmonson (edmonson@sdf.lonestar.org)