Yo La Tengo - Live at Bottom Of The Hill - 102 min.

Recorded live in San Francisco, CA, 06/10/97

Setlist information courtesy of Rob


A must-have show with great sound. Opens with a dreamy, 13-minute "Looney Tunes", which tapers off into a quiet instrumental fragment of "I Was The Fool Beside You For Too Long". The latter is swimmingly echoey, the notes like minnows flitting from one end of a pool to another. Of course this is just a cover while they prepare for the onslaught of "From a Motel 6" (you can barely hear Ira setting up the guitar loop, maybe his monitor getting picked up by his microphone?).

Georgia sings for a particularly playful semi-acoustic rendition of "Tom Courtenay", excellent. Also a masterful "Heard You Looking" and a fine "Heart's Reflection". Spacey outro to "Prisoners of Rock and Roll".

A guy in the audience requests "between-song patter" (the band obliges).

Michael Edmonson (edmonson@sdf.lonestar.org)