Fakebook (album)

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Studio album by
StudioWater Music in Hoboken, United States
GenreIndie rock
LabelBar/None Records
ProducerGene Holder
Yo La Tengo chronology
President Yo La Tengo
May I Sing with Me
Singles from Fakebook
  1. "Speeding Motorcycle"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
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]
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.


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"Ira Kaplan2:13
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


  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 (eds.). 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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