Fakebook

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Fakebook is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Yo La Tengo, released in 1990 by record label Bar None. A collection of mainly cover songs that lean toward the idiosyncratic (e.g., Peter Stampfel, Daniel Johnston, Jad Fair), Fakebook is warm, low-key, and lovely, with heartfelt singing and playing that never flags after hundreds of replays. It's impossible to imagine playing this record and not smiling and singing along. A big bonus is a great version of the Flamin' Groovies' "You Tore Me Down."

When Yo La Tengo released Fakebook, their fourth full-length, the band was only a twosome, as future YLT bassist James McNew was presumably still playing in various bands and moonlighting as a parking lot attendant, having yet to join up with the Hoboken-bred crew.

 

Can't Forget
Griselda
Here Comes My Baby
Barnaby, Hardly Working
Yellow Sarong
You Tore Me Down
Emulsified
Speeding Motorcycle
Tried So Hard
The Summer
Oklahoma, U.S.A.
What Comes Next
The One To Cry
Andalucia
Did I Tell You
What Can I Say
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Catalogue number:BRN020LP

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