History Music / YoLaTengo

24th Jan '16 10:31:25 AM aye_amber
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* VocalTagTeam: Lead vocal duties are mostly split between [[LeadDrummer Georgia]] and Ira, with James [[StepUpToTheMicrophone getting the occasional song]].

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* VocalTagTeam: Lead vocal duties are mostly split between between, [[LeadDrummer Georgia]] and Ira, with James [[StepUpToTheMicrophone getting the occasional song]].
28th Dec '15 5:03:44 AM Morgenthaler
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'''YoLaTengo''' is a [[LongRunners Long Running]] AlternativeRock band from Hoboken, New Jersey. Founded in 1984 by former music reviewer Ira Kaplan (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and his wife Georgia Hubley (drums, vocals), they went though a series of bassists before settling on James [=McNew=] (bass, keyboards, occasional vocals). They've achieved almost no commercial success, but have become a touchstone of indie-rock nerds everywhere thanks to their large back catalogue, consistent output, and endearing songcraft, which is based on a beguiling mix of [[Music/TheKinks Kinks]]-esque pop-rock, Music/VelvetUnderground balladry, and Music/SonicYouth squall and fuzz. The latter helped popularise them in TheNineties, to the point that they toured with Music/MyBloodyValentine and Music/DinosaurJr in 1992.

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'''YoLaTengo''' '''Yo La Tengo''' is a [[LongRunners Long Running]] AlternativeRock band from Hoboken, New Jersey. Founded in 1984 by former music reviewer Ira Kaplan (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and his wife Georgia Hubley (drums, vocals), they went though a series of bassists before settling on James [=McNew=] (bass, keyboards, occasional vocals). They've achieved almost no commercial success, but have become a touchstone of indie-rock nerds everywhere thanks to their large back catalogue, consistent output, and endearing songcraft, which is based on a beguiling mix of [[Music/TheKinks Kinks]]-esque pop-rock, Music/VelvetUnderground balladry, and Music/SonicYouth squall and fuzz. The latter helped popularise them in TheNineties, to the point that they toured with Music/MyBloodyValentine and Music/DinosaurJr in 1992.
21st Nov '15 12:27:32 PM Exxolon
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YoLaTengo is a [[LongRunners Long Running]] AlternativeRock band from Hoboken, New Jersey. Founded in 1984 by former music reviewer Ira Kaplan (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and his wife Georgia Hubley (drums, vocals), they went though a series of bassists before settling on James [=McNew=] (bass, keyboards, occasional vocals). They've achieved almost no commercial success, but have become a touchstone of indie-rock nerds everywhere thanks to their large back catalogue, consistent output, and endearing songcraft, which is based on a beguiling mix of [[Music/TheKinks Kinks]]-esque pop-rock, Music/VelvetUnderground balladry, and Music/SonicYouth squall and fuzz. The latter helped popularise them in TheNineties, to the point that they toured with Music/MyBloodyValentine and Music/DinosaurJr in 1992.

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'''YoLaTengo'''
is a [[LongRunners Long Running]] AlternativeRock band from Hoboken, New Jersey. Founded in 1984 by former music reviewer Ira Kaplan (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and his wife Georgia Hubley (drums, vocals), they went though a series of bassists before settling on James [=McNew=] (bass, keyboards, occasional vocals). They've achieved almost no commercial success, but have become a touchstone of indie-rock nerds everywhere thanks to their large back catalogue, consistent output, and endearing songcraft, which is based on a beguiling mix of [[Music/TheKinks Kinks]]-esque pop-rock, Music/VelvetUnderground balladry, and Music/SonicYouth squall and fuzz. The latter helped popularise them in TheNineties, to the point that they toured with Music/MyBloodyValentine and Music/DinosaurJr in 1992.
5th Nov '15 11:42:24 PM beergood
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* FakeBand: On ''Fuckbook'', a cover album of old GarageRock songs, the band is credited as The Condo Fucks, complete with a made-up history of the band.

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On ''Fuckbook'', a cover album of old GarageRock songs, the band is credited as The Condo Fucks, complete with a made-up history of the band.band.
** They also appeared on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' as the cover band Bobby K[[Music/NightRanger night Ranger]].
28th Oct '15 7:57:01 AM beergood
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* CoverVersion: At least one on every album, plus two entire cover albums, ''Fakebook'' and ''Fuckbook''. The band's renowned encyclopedic repertoire led to annual fundraising visits to independent radio station WFMU, during which listeners who pledged money could request a song of their choice for Yo La Tengo to attempt to play on the spot; some of these attempts, from "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" to "The Hokey Pokey" are documented in the compilation ''Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics''.

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* CoverVersion: At least one on every album, plus two entire cover albums, ''Fakebook'' three albums consisting mostly of covers: ''Fakebook'', ''Fuckbook'' and ''Fuckbook''.''Stuff Like That There''. The band's renowned encyclopedic repertoire led to annual fundraising visits to independent radio station WFMU, during which listeners who pledged money could request a song of their choice for Yo La Tengo to attempt to play on the spot; some of these attempts, from "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" to "The Hokey Pokey" are documented in the compilation ''Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics''.



* EpicRocking: Extended noise jams typically at or near the end of an album such as "The Evil That Men Do (Pablo's Version)", "Blue Line Swinger", "Spec Bebop", "Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind", and "The Story of Yo La Tango" are common.

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* EpicRocking: Extended noise jams typically at or near the end of an album such as "The Evil That Men Do (Pablo's Version)", "Blue Line Swinger", "Spec Bebop", "Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind", "Night Falls On Hoboken" and "The Story of Yo La Tango" are common.



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* LongRunnersKidsRock: Their cover of Music/SunRa's "Nuclear War" features a positively ecstatic choir of adorable little children gleefully yelling the [[ClusterFBomb chorus]]:
-->''It's a motherfucker, don't you know!''\\
''When they push that button, yo' ass gotta go!''
* LongRunners: They recently celebrated 30 years in the business, and have had the same line-up since 1992.



* PerformanceVideo: Usually subverted; "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDgpQBaziy0 Sugarcube]]" has them try to do this only for their record company to send them to rock school to learn how to be ''proper'' rock stars, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtBDlNEME48 Tom Courtenay]]" is an ImagineSpot of what it would be like to open for Music/TheBeatles, and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17zFF3Wu2A8 Nothing To Hide]]" has the band Times New Viking lipsync to the song instead.



** ''Inside Out'' has a song titled: ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Let's Save Tony Orlando's House]]''

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** ''Inside ''And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out'' has a song titled: ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons songs titled "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Let's Save Tony Orlando's House]]''House]]" and "[[Literature/TheCryingOfLot49 The Crying Of Lot G]]"



* RearrangeTheSong: They occasionally re-record older songs in new versions, especially on ''Fakebook'' and ''Stuff Like That There''.



* VocalTagTeam: Lead vocal duties are mostly split between Georgia and Ira, with James [[StepUpToTheMicrophone getting the occasional song]].

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* VocalTagTeam: Lead vocal duties are mostly split between Georgia [[LeadDrummer Georgia]] and Ira, with James [[StepUpToTheMicrophone getting the occasional song]].
26th Aug '15 5:56:36 AM beergood
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* FakeBand: On ''Fuckbook'', a cover album of old GarageRock songs, the band is credited as The Condo Fucks, complete with a made-up history of the band.



* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: ''Fuckbook'', ''I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass''



* LongTitle: ''I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One'', ''And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out'', ''I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass''.

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* LongTitle: ''I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One'', ''And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out'', ''I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass''.Ass'', as well as a number of songs.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: All of the songs on the album ''Strange But True'', recorded together with Jad Fair of Half Japanese, are based on tabloid headlines such as "National Sports Association Hires Retired English Professor to Name New Wrestling Holds", "Ohio Town Saved from Killer Bees by Hungry Vampire Bats" and "Retired Grocer Constructs Tiny Mount Rushmore Entirely of Cheese".



** Various including their name, which is a ''VERY'' obscure baseball reference.

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** Various Various, including their name, which is a ''VERY'' obscure baseball reference.



** "Tom Courtenay", in addition to the title, also references ''Film/{{Help}}''.

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** "Tom Courtenay", in addition to the title, also references ''Film/{{Help}}''.''Film/{{Help}}'' and ''Film/DoctorZhivago''.


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* TriumphantReprise: "Big Day Coming" on ''Painful'', opening the album as a slow ethereal ballad, and then reappearing as a noisy rocker towards the end.
26th Aug '15 3:55:45 AM beergood
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* ChristmasEpisode: Subverted; for years, Yo La Tengo celebrated the holidays by playing an [[UsefulNotes/Judaism eight days of Hanukkah]] residency at a local bar in Hoboken.

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* ChristmasEpisode: Subverted; for years, Yo La Tengo celebrated the holidays by playing an [[UsefulNotes/Judaism [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} eight days of Hanukkah]] residency at a local bar in Hoboken.
26th Aug '15 3:03:43 AM beergood
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* ChristmasEpisode: Subverted; for years, Yo La Tengo celebrated the holidays by playing an [[UsefulNotes/Judaism eight days of Hanukkah]] residency at a local bar in Hoboken.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJwTSTlpsak video]] for their cover of "[[Music/TheCure Friday I'm In Love]]", which features Georgia Hubley casually strolling through town while drawing down the apocalypse in the form of giant hearts crushing people to LudicruousGibs.

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJwTSTlpsak video]] for their cover of "[[Music/TheCure Friday I'm In Love]]", which features Georgia Hubley casually strolling through town while drawing down the apocalypse in the form of giant hearts crushing people to LudicruousGibs.LudicrousGibs.



** EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Blue Line Swinger". "The Story of Yo La Tengo" as well, since the vocal starts about 3:50 in.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Sudden Organ" begins with a rather, well, sudden organ riff.
** And "86-Second Blowout" is exactly 1 minute and 26 seconds.

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** EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Blue Line Swinger". "The Story of Yo La Tengo" Tango" as well, since the vocal starts about 3:50 in.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
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"Sudden Organ" begins with a rather, well, sudden organ riff.
** And "86-Second Blowout" is exactly 1 minute and 26 seconds.



* PopStarComposer: They've done soundtracks for several indie films, most notably ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''.
* ShoutOut: Various including their name, which is a ''VERY'' obscure baseball reference.

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* PopStarComposer: They've done soundtracks for several indie films, most notably ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''.
''Film/{{Adventureland}}''. Most are represented on the compilation album ''They Shoot, We Score''.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Various including their name, which is a ''VERY'' obscure baseball reference.


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** "Tom Courtenay", in addition to the title, also references ''Film/{{Help}}''.


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* VocalTagTeam: Lead vocal duties are mostly split between Georgia and Ira, with James [[StepUpToTheMicrophone getting the occasional song]].
26th Aug '15 2:32:41 AM beergood
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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJwTSTlpsak video]] for their cover of "[[Music/TheCure Friday I'm In Love]]", which features Georgia Hubley casually strolling through town while drawing down the apocalypse in the form of giant hearts crushing people to LudicruousGibs.
-->'''News headlines:''' ANOTHER FRIDAY: MORE CARNAGE - DAY-SAYER SPOTTED IN MOSCOW - NATO LAUNCHES ATTACK ON LOVE
1st Apr '15 8:09:11 AM TrustBen
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** EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Blue Line Swinger"

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** EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Blue Line Swinger"Swinger". "The Story of Yo La Tengo" as well, since the vocal starts about 3:50 in.
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