Jad Fair w/ Yo La Tengo - Live at the Middle East - 67 min.
Recorded live in Cambridge, MA, 11/12/98
Setlist information courtesy of Rob
- She Cracked (Modern Lovers)
- National Sports Association Hires Retired English Professor To Name New
- Wrestling Holds
- Car Gears Stick In Reverse, Daring Driver Crosses Town Backwards
- Dedicated Thespian Has Teeth Pulled To Play Newborn Baby In High School Play
- Ingenious Scientist Invents Car Of The Future
- Young Hearts Break
- Calling All Girls
- I Know How It Feels...Bad
- X-ray Reveals Doctor Left Wristwatch Inside Patient
- Shocking Fashion Statement Terrorizes Town
- Circus Strongman Runs For PTA President
- You Turn Me On
- Retired Woman Starts New Career In Monkey Fashions
- Clever Chemist Makes Chewing Gum From Soap
- Texas Man Abducted By Aliens For Outer Space Joy Ride
- High School Shop Class Constructs Bicycle Built For 26
- Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Dessert By Mistake #2
- Big Day Coming
- Charmed Life
- No More Beatlemania
- Ashes On The Ground
- Walk Through Walls
- Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
Some people don't care for Jad Fair with YLT, but I think they're great together.
Parts of this show have really grown on me.
Nice quiet numbers include "Young Hearts Break", and "Circus Strongman Runs for PTA President" (complete with Jesse "The Body" Ventura jokes).
"Texas Man Abducted..." and "Big Day Coming" are excellent
loud performances. BDC has a great oscillating bass sound and a catchy feel
that differs from most versions I've heard; one of my favorites. "You
Turn Me On" is hilarious.
Sound is excellent, but the original had a lot of "hall boom"...I
digitally EQ'd this following the specs of the Core Sound bass
roll-off filter (-6 db/octave below 120hz). Still has plenty of bass,
it's just not so much in your face. I also tried to normalize the L/R
channel volumes; it still favors the left channel slightly but it's
much more centered than previously.
Michael Edmonson (email@example.com)