So it is kind of like a Cher record. Fakebook delivered a gasp of fresh air after a few albums of distortion and feedback, and remains one of the most beloved records from the early portion of YLT’s oeuvre. A couple of weeks ago, Yo La Tengo started a Spotify playlist to compile the songs they’ve covered over the course of their three-plus decades in action.
- Ira Kaplan: Miriam Linna from Norton Records put out an album last year, Nobody’s Baby, but it’s like an old ’60s record.
- So to join the band in their efforts, SPIN hopped on the phone with Kaplan and bassist James McNew to chat about a few of their favorite covers that other bands have performed over the years.
- It’s like ‘Casey at the Bat’ and we’ve taken the first two pitches.