Fakebook (album)

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Fakebook
Fakebook.jpg
Studio album by
Released1990
StudioWater Music in Hoboken, United States
GenreIndie rock
Length39:30
LabelBar/None Records
ProducerGene 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]

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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Can't Forget"Ira Kaplan2:13
2."Griselda"Antonia1:54
3."Here Comes My Baby"Cat Stevens2:26
4."Barnaby, Hardly Working"Georgia Hubley, Kaplan4:12
5."Yellow Sarong"The Scene is Now1:37
6."You Tore Me Down"Flamin' Groovies2:54
7."Emulsified"Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers2:46
8."Speeding Motorcycle"Daniel Johnston3:16
9."Tried So Hard"Gene Clark2:13
10."The Summer"Hubley, Kaplan2:40
11."Oklahoma, U.S.A."Ray Davies2:18
12."What Comes Next"Ira Kaplan3:11
13."The One to Cry"The Escorts1:47
14."Andalucia"John Cale3:33
15."Did I Tell You"Kaplan3:21
16."What Can I Say"Joey Spampinato2:03

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 (4th ed.). 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.

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