Vinyl LP Reissue! Includes Limited Time Download Card!
Originally released in 1990, Yo La Tengo's Fakebook is considered by many to be
among their best efforts. It is Yo La Tengo "Unplugged" working out on a handful
of originals and a number of obscure would-be hits like The Kinks' "Oklahoma City, U.S.A.", John Cale's "Andalucia" and the Flamin' Groovies' "You Tore Me Down".
Their song "The Summer" and their brilliant take of Daniel Johnston's "Speeding
Motorcycle" proved to be the bands first alternative chart hits. The album
features guitar work by Dave Schramm and production by Gene Holder.
"One for the desert island along with the Byrds box set and that battered
copy of 'Grievous Angels'." - Melody Maker
"Fakebook is the sweetest thing yet from these pure folks... Friendly and
warm but not nostalgic. the past is the present for Yo La Tengo." -
"This is Yo La Tengo laying out the vast playing field of their influences
and curating a great deal of what will become the modern canon of pop music."
• Vinyl LP
• Limited time download card
1. Can't Forget
3. Here Comes My Baby
4. Barnaby, Hardly Working
5. Yellow Sarong
6. You Tore Me Down
8. Speeding Motorcycle
1. Tried So Hard
2. The Summer
3. Oklahoma City, U.S.A.
4. What Comes Next
5. The One To Cry
7. Did I Tell You
8. What Can I Say