Fakebook (album)

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Fakebook
Fakebook.jpg
Studio album by Yo La Tengo
Released 1990
Studio Water Music in Hoboken, United States
Genre Indie 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)
Singles from Fakebook
  1. "Speeding Motorcycle"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
Melody Maker3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[5]
Select4/5[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[7]
The Village Voice(choice cut)[8]

Fakebook is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Yo La Tengo, released in 1990 by record label Bar None.

Content[edit]

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.[citation needed] "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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Fakebook – Yo La Tengo". AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ "Notable music for the week of July 6, 1990". Entertainment Weekly. July 6, 1990. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Yo La Tengo: Fakebook". Melody Maker: 46. May 16, 2000.
  5. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Yo La Tengo". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 896–97. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ Linehan, Graham (December 1990). "Yo La Tengo: Fakebook". Select (6): 109.
  7. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 26, 1991). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 27, 2015.

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