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Seattle 2006 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Showbox, Seattle, WA; October 15, 2006. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to robgronotte for sharing the show at Dime.

robgronotte noted:

The recording cuts into the first song, but I think very little is missing. The setlist I found online starts with that song, and it lasts about 10 minutes, nearly as long as the album version. A few quiet songs are recorded at very low levels compared with the others, so you’ll probably need to increase the volume to hear them well, but I didn’t want to change the original dynamics of the concert by adjusting them. Also of note, this seems to be a mono recording, unlike most of this series which had a stereo mix, so it sounds a bit duller through headphones than some of the others.  Despite those minor issues, I’d still say the recording quality is excellent.

The two 15-minute jam songs in a row towards the end of the show tried my patience a bit, but apart from that I found the show a very enjoyable listen. The several rare cover songs in the encore were especially interesting.

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theguardian.com, 2018:

“37 Record Store Clerks Feared Dead in Yo La Tengo Concert Disaster”, ran a headline from the Onion in 2002 – the joke being that the New Jersey trio are a band beloved of musos, and ignored by pretty much everyone else. Indeed, with their cover versions of everyone from the Cure to George McCrae – not to mention their perma-rumpled anti-glamour – you could imagine them behind the counter of an independent record shop. And flicking through their own music is like rifling through the record bins: across their 15 studio LPs, various film scores and other ephemera, there’s delicate balladry, squalls of feedback, ambient moods and anthemic indie rock.

Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, then dating and now married, formed the band in Hoboken in 1984 “with no plan other than we liked the feeling of playing together”, Kaplan says, in the offices of their long-time record label Matador, discussing the band’s favourite songs from hundreds in their back catalogue. “We had no goals at all, I would say, other than: how can we do something that we like?”

As you might surmise, this was not a mercilessly professional outfit – it took until album number four, Painful, for their lineup to solidify with the arrival of bassist James McNew, who was blown away by a 1990 Yo La Tengo performance in Boston. “I think I could walk you through it, second by second,” he says, marvelling at “the sheer anything-could-happen emotion of that show,” as Kaplan giggles. “I’m laughing at the memory. It was with Sonic Youth, a higher-profile show, and we wanted to be really good at it. Emotionally, we were completely keyed up. And it was like Carrie or something – destruction everywhere. We were unplugging ourselves, knocking drums over, we couldn’t contain anything – and walked off stage convinced we had our shot and could not have blown it more.”

Well, McNew was impressed at least, and joined up…

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Disc 1
Track 101. Pass The Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind 10:01
Track 102. Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1) 8:19
Track 103. Tears Are In Your Eyes 3:57
Track 104. chat 1:00
Track 105. Beanbag Chair 3:05
Track 106. Mr Tough 3:51
Track 107. chat 0:42
Track 108. The Weakest Part 2:59
Track 109. Song For Mahila 4:11
Track 110. I Feel Like Going Home 4:42
Track 111. I Should Have Known Better 3:06
Track 112. Sudden Organ 7:13
Track 113. Watch Out For Me Ronnie 2:55
Track 114. Deeper Into Movies 6:08
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Story Of Yo La Tango 14:45
Track 202. I Heard You Looking 14:59
Track 203. encore 3:00
Track 204. Sugarcube 3:51
Track 205. chat 0:57
Track 206. Luci Baines 2:27
Track 207. chat 0:34
Track 208. For The Turnstiles 4:15
Track 209. encore 3:35
Track 210. This Is Where I Belong 2:32
Track 211. Autumn Sweater 4:21
Track 212. chat 1:12
Track 213. Somebody’s In Love 2:08
Track 214. chat 0:50
Track 215. Take Care 2:57
63 mins

Ira Kaplan - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Georgia Hubley - drums, vocals
James McNew - bass, keyboards, vocals

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  1. One Response to “YO LA TENGO - SEATTLE 2006”

  2. Yo soy un dik sucker

    Yo suck Uns tambien

    By U L E on Jan 10, 2023

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