Label: Coyote Records - TTC 8676C • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
Anyone who encountered Yo La Tengo 's first album, Wasser - Schiller - Atemlos the Tigerupon its original release in can be forgiven if they didn't immediately recognize that the band would become one of the most consistently interesting American Five Years - Yo La Tengo - Ride The Tiger of the next 15 years.
Yo La Tengo 's debut is a decidedly modest affair, and Ira Kaplan often sounds as if he's still finding his feet as a singer and guitarist, though Dave Schramm does more than his share to take up the slack in his liner essay for the reissue of Ride the TigerKaplan went so far as Five Years - Yo La Tengo - Ride The Tiger write that " Dave 's guitar playing is inarguably the best thing about the record".
However, Kaplan already knew where he was going as a songwriter, as "The Cone of Silence," "The Forest Green," and "The Pain of Pain" make clear, and if the group's bracing blend of tuneful eclecticism and creatively applied noise I Cant Get Started - Teddy Wilson - 1942-1945 still gestating, Kaplan 's lovely melodic sense and the haunting blend of his reedy tenor and Georgia Hubley 's slightly fragile soprano marked Yo La Tengo as a band with real potential.
Clint Conley made a rare post- Mission of Burma appearance on Ride the Tiger as producer he also takes over from bassist Mike Lewis for three cutsand he had the smarts not to impose a Vs. Ride the Tiger is Yo La Tengo 's juvenilia, and they'd create much stronger work a few years down the line, but on its own terms, it's an intelligent and engaging set, and any band that can cover the Kinks and Pete Seeger on the same album and make them both work must be doing something right.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Track Listing. The Cone of Silence. Ira Kaplan. Yo La Tengo. Big Sky. Ray Davies. The Evil That Men Do. The Forest Green. The Pain of Pain. The Way Some People Die. Dave Schramm. The Empty Pool. Alrock's Bells. Five Years. Screaming Dead Balloons. Living in the Country. Pete Seeger. The River of Water.
A House Is Not a Motel. Crispy Duck. Closing Time. The Cone of Silence Ira Kaplan. Spotify Amazon. Big Sky Ray Davies. The Pain of Pain Ira Kaplan. The Empty Pool Weckerman. Alrock's Bells Ira Kaplan. Five Years Dave Schramm. Screaming Dead Balloons Ira Kaplan. Living in the Country Pete Seeger. The River of Water Ira Kaplan. Crispy Duck Ira Kaplan. Closing Time Walker.
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