Jad Fair w/ Yo La Tengo - Live at Slim's - 89 min.
Recorded live in San Francisco, CA, 11/21/98
Setlist information courtesy of Rob
- Helpful Monkey Wallpapers Entire Home
- Principal Punishes Students With Bad Impressions And Tired Jokes
- (Jad verbal improv.)
- I Want You Bad
- 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
- Ingenious Scientist Invents Car Of The Future
- Young Hearts Break
- ?very necessary/rosemary
- Calling All Girls
- 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
- Embarrassed Teen Accidentally Uses Valuable Rare Postage Stamp
- Texas Man Abducted By Aliens For Outer Space Joy Ride
- Clever Chemist Makes Chewing Gum From Soap
- Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Dessert By Mistake #2
- Big Day Coming
- Charmed Life
- No More Beatlemania
- Ashes On The Ground /
- Drug Test /
- Casper The Friendly Ghost (Daniel Johnston) / (Batman) / Cupid)
- Rebel Rebel (David Bowie) /
- Route 66
- ?So I've Been Told (?Cliff Richard)
- Antmusic (Adam and the Ants)
A really good show with Jad Fair: a mother lode of short, occasionally
frenzied, weird and goofy little songs.
A very spooky, atmospheric sound on some tracks ("Helpful Monkey",
"Ingenious Scientist", "Young Hearts Break"). Very unusual version of
"Drug Test": no drums, just a swimmy-sounding guitar and Ira and
Georgia singing. The second song in a long medley, all the songs
Some really nice quiet songs, "Circus Strongman", "Embarrassed Teen".
Georgia sings "Ashes on the Ground" with Jad.
...and some great rock and/or roll numbers: "Texas Man Abducted",
"Big Day Coming", and a swaggeringly over-the-top "You Turn Me On".
"Big Day Coming" has a very cool oscillating organ sound and some
effects very much like in "Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop".
Many goofy moments, most notably in Jad's monologue in the middle of
"Casper the Friendly Ghost", which is hilarious.
About 25 minutes into the show Ira seems kind of stunned by the whole
affair, announcing (as if to himself) "oh my goodness". Then: "hey
Georgia, maybe you should play a song on that drum set, 'cause if you
do, you'll have played every instrument we've got and every piece of
Audience, excellent sound: very crisp treble, a little light on
bass; a solid A. A few tiny diginoise patches early on that I was
mostly able to eliminate with the aid of Cool Edit 2000's audio
Michael Edmonson (firstname.lastname@example.org)