Fakebook (album)

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Fakebook
Studio album by Yo La Tengo
Released 1990
Recorded Water Music in Hoboken
Genre Rock
Length 39:30
Label Bar None Records
Producer Gene Holder
Yo La Tengo chronology
President Yo La Tengo
(1989)
Fakebook
(1990)
May I Sing with Me
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Melody Maker 3.5/5 stars (5/16/00, p.46)

Fakebook is the fourth official, full-length album released, in 1990, by alternative rock band Yo La Tengo. Comprising eleven cover songs as well as five originals, this album is regarded as a departure from their previous albums due to it containing mostly folk songs. "Barnaby, Hardly Working" is a new version of the song featured in the previous album President Yo La Tengo. "Did I Tell You" is a new version of the song featured in the 1987 album New Wave Hot Dogs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Can't Forget" – 2:13 (Ira Kaplan)
  2. "Griselda" – 1:54 (Antonia)
  3. "Here Comes My Baby" – 2:26 (Cat Stevens)
  4. "Barnaby, Hardly Working" – 4:12 (Georgia Hubley, Kaplan)
  5. "Yellow Sarong" – 1:37 (The Scene is Now)
  6. "You Tore Me Down" – 2:54 (The Flamin' Groovies)
  7. "Emulsified" – 2:46 (Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers)
  8. "Speeding Motorcycle" – 3:16 (Daniel Johnston)
  9. "Tried So Hard" – 2:13 (Gene Clark)
  10. "The Summer" – 2:40 (Hubley, Kaplan)
  11. "Oklahoma, U.S.A." – 2:18 (Ray Davies)
  12. "What Comes Next" – 3:11 (Ira Kaplan)
  13. "The One to Cry" – 1:47 (The Escorts)
  14. "Andalucia" – 3:33 (John Cale)
  15. "Did I Tell You" – 3:21 (Kaplan)
  16. "What Can I Say" – 2:03 (Joey Spampinato)