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Yo La Tengo — The Summer
Album: Fakebook
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Released: 1990
Length: 2:34
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on darkened streets tonight
i see a simple time
i see the warning light
and the summer comes undone
no sorry closing eyes
no cutting down to size
no other thoughts arise
and the summer come undone

on darkened streets tonight
i make a wrong turn right
take in the lonely sight
and the summer comes undone

and i won't wait
and i won't have to
i just waste me time alone
'til the summer comes undone
'til the summer comes undone
'til the summer comes undone
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Summer is on the way,had 80+today.I am outside and waiting for some approaching thunder storms.Great time to hear this song.{#Sunny}
Yeah, what a cool, twangy, winding down the day kinda tune; there's something sly and soothing in the way they run down those chords...
Sigh...I wish it were summer...but we got a class 9 blizzard going on here Bill
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Awful guitar. #3

 
Yeah, that descending riff is really grating.  Otherwise, kinda like it.
I love their rooftop performances that you can find on youtube. The jam "And the Glitter is Gone", pretty amazing.
 Byronape wrote:
I love the album title.  Fakebook.  That should be the real name for Facebook.
 
Would it be too ironic to "like" this comment?  {#Cheesygrin}
Awful guitar. #3
Aah, 13 years ago there was no cooler band in New York to like and yet, I never liked 'em.

Still don't.

Still not cool.



I love Luna and Yo La Tengo - gotta giove this album a listen-see.

 
rconlon wrote:
I thought I was listening to Luna
 


I love the album title.  Fakebook.  That should be the real name for Facebook.
 Sloggydog wrote:
Reminds me of something i can't remember. 
 
Bodeans Fadeaway?
 
Reminds me of something i can't remember. 
Feels kinda like The Feelies ... great!
 jagdriver wrote:


And Talking Heads/David Freakin' Byrne/Tracy Chapman/Ben Harper.

 
You know, jagdriver..We got it. You're not a fan of Byrne or Talking Heads......WE..GOT...IT.


pretty like this..
 Giselle62 wrote:
this is one of my fave albums ever—-there's better songs than this...
 
that all I needed. just downloaded the whole album. no doubt I will like it
the band I most desire to like the most
 DaveInVA wrote:

I'd go for that....

 
Cool!  This is great how we can disagree and then agree we like RP!

this is one of my fave albums ever—-there's better songs than this...
Would love to hear "Dock of the Bay" after this one...
 jagdriver wrote:


And Talking Heads/David Freakin' Byrne/Tracy Chapman/Ben Harper.

 
I'd go for that....

 jagdriver wrote:
And Talking Heads/David Freakin' Byrne/Tracy Chapman/Ben Harper.
 
For once, Jag, I may be forced to agree with you.

But just this once, mmmkay?


Wow...haven't heard these guys in 20 years.  I wonder if RHCP knows their tune "Otherside" from Californication is heavily influenced by this YLT tune?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otherside



 Zep wrote:
If this place substituted one Yo La Tengo for every third or fourth Dylan, Dead, or Zeppelin tune, it would be heaven.

 

And Talking Heads/David Freakin' Byrne/Tracy Chapman/Ben Harper.

 coloradojohn wrote:
God I love this! and as I saw summer fading in Maui, and watch it fade here in Kanto, and lament the loss of my mother during this, except for Maui and hiking, climbing, biking, camping and fishing with my son in Colorado, one of the most un-fun summers of my life, I think HOW GREAT IS THIS THING CALLED RP!
 
It is pretty good, isn't it?

Thank you for playing this - I absolutely love it! This whole cd is brilliant.
God I love this! and as I saw summer fading in Maui, and watch it fade here in Kanto, and lament the loss of my mother during this, except for Maui and hiking, climbing, biking, camping and fishing with my son in Colorado, one of the most un-fun summers of my life, I think HOW GREAT IS THIS THING CALLED RP!
If this place substituted one Yo La Tengo for every third or fourth Dylan, Dead, or Zeppelin tune, it would be heaven.
Yo
meydele wrote:
It's here already in Florida. :daisy:
It never really leaves. :mixedemotions:
Yo NO la tengo :cry:
Enjoyably different, a sprite might say. :music:
h2o wrote:
Its just around the corner.
It's here already in Florida. :daisy:
Darkmatter wrote:
Oh summer, how I miss thee. :sad:
Its just around the corner.
I thought I was listening to Luna
Oh summer, how I miss thee. :sad:
Like Sonic Youth, they seem to do so incredibly much with discord. There is something in there that grows on me, a lot like with SY, too. One thing is for sure: They really are different! and that's cool...
The album that turned me on to Yo La Tengo. Brings back some good memories. Thanks for playing.
I think it's a bit catchy. Kinda like when she uses her teeth but it can be over done. :devil_pimp:
Birdo wrote:
Oh, that's just plain annoying. What's with the untuned string?
It's not really "untuned". They're just using a constant droning note, similar to Scottish bag pipes.
I like the quirky "untuned" guitar sound.
Birdo wrote:
Oh, that's just plain annoying. What's with the untuned string?
Adds character. If the playing was "clean" in this song it wouldn't be as effective, imo.
neilpeart wrote:
one of those tunes that you keep wishing will go somewhere, but it never gets off the ground...
...but you like Rush.....
JrzyTmata wrote:
I hate squeaking guitar strings 8O
I think it's intentional dissonance...the strain of summer coming "undone."
Oh, that's just plain annoying. What's with the untuned string?
one of those tunes that you keep wishing will go somewhere, but it never gets off the ground...
I hate squeaking guitar strings

8)
.........................itotallyliveforthesummerlatespringearlysummeritsallgood.....................
tbase wrote:
Yo La Tengo is Spanish for "My Guitar, she needs to be tuned".
and you need some music lessons...
Yo La Tengo is Spanish for "My Guitar, she needs to be tuned".
As an RP LRC aficionado, I recognize this as a recently added song to the main playlist--well deserved.
Enjoy the juxtaposition of the deadpan vocals with the concept of summer. Always liked this band.
WOW!! EL VERANO!! :roflol: Can't believe such an outstanding song haven't got any rating yet. Love the album. And love the band.