Monday, August 23, 2010

Yo La Tengo
"Private Doberman"

Yo La Tengo
Luxury Condos Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon
compilation LP
(Coyote Records, 1985)

Yo La Tengo's first vinyl appearance (or was The River of Water 45 first?) finds them sounding more like The Feelies than the Yo La Tengo of today. No matter, it's still pretty sweet, and hasn't appeared elsewhere (I don't think).

4 biased opinions:

Brushback said...


Early Yo La Tengo always gives away the heavy Lou Reed influence.

Lightning Baltimore said...

True! The first time I saw them, I think on the tour for New Wave Hot Dogs, it seemed like every song was a nice, jangley, Feelies-esque affair, with the solo from "I Heard Her Call My Name" rammed in the middle. I loved it!

Biki Honko said...

i guess its just me, but i totally hated it!

Dan Gr said...

I believe the River of Water 7" came out before this comp, but all three songs were recorded in the same session, making this one of their first three tunes committed to tape.