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


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 (edmonson@sdf.lonestar.org)