Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo

Label
Matador
Release date
10 Sep 1996
Running length
30 tracks
Running time
109:08

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
4 Gooseneck Problem 0:04 492
11 Drum Solo 0:08 494
from a motel 6 # 1 0:00 481
Too Much, Part 2 0:00 7
Some Kinda Fatigue 4:33 35,896
Somebody's Baby 3:37 8,854
Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop 2:46 9,427
Demons 2:48 10,829
Sunsquashed 24:24 9,926
Fog Over Frisco 3:45 10,577
I'm Set Free 4:08 3,819
Artificial Heart 2:59 8,416
Nutricia 5:01 8,466
Ultra-Powerful Short Wave Radio Picks Up Music From Venus 1:31 4,428
from a motel 6 # 2 0:00 554
Up to You 4:00 8,529
Her Grandmother's Gift 2:38 2,695
Enough 5:26 6,433
One Self: Fish Girl 5:31 6,136
Ecstasy Blues 2:47 6,366
Hanky Panky Nohow 2:56 9,115
Barnaby, Hardly Working 4:30 48,196
Surfin' With the Shah 2:07 2,610
Something to Do 2:09 9,150
Speeding Motorcycle 3:30 28,441
Blitzkrieg Bop 2:18 9,015
Too Late 5:56 7,818
Walking Away From You 5:56 8,406
Cast a Shadow 2:22 9,319
Too Much, Part 1 1:18 545

About this album

Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo is a 2-disc compilation album by Yo La Tengo, consisting of rarities, alternate versions, and out-takes, spanning 1988 to 1995. The album was released on Matador in 1996; a Japanese version with two extra tracks appeared in 1998.

The title is a pun on the 1960 Ray Charles album, Genius+Soul=Jazz. (“The Genius” was Charles’ nickname.)

The first disc contains songs with vocals. There are several cover songs, such as John Cale’s “Hanky Panky Nohow,” The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free,” Beat Happening’s “Cast A Shadow,” and Wire’s “Too Late.” The cover of Daniel Johnston’s “Speeding Motorcycle” features Johnston calling in his vocals to the song via telephone. “Demons” originally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film I Shot Andy Warhol (in which YLT appeared as a Velvet Underground-esque band).

The second disc consists entirely of instrumental pieces. Included are songs previously recorded by the group (such as an 8-second drum solo), and covers, such as a wedding-band-like rendition of the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” “Sunsquashed” is a 26-minute psychedelic jam, from which one of the band’s main fansites took its name.

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