Saturday : Yo La Tengo In Covers-4-Cash Mode To Benefit WFMU


This Saturday afternoon, in what’s become an annual March tradition even more cherished than boring the fuck out of strangers with talk of “brackets” and feeble excuses why SXSW prevented you from doing your goddamn day job, Yo La Tengo will return to the studios of Jersey City’s WFMU — a broadcaster recently deemed by one member of label ownership, “kind of ok, if you’re into that sort of thing” — and will attempt to perform the cover songs of your choice for a donation of $100.

Ira, Georgia and James will invade the 3pm-6pm eastern time-slot occupied by Todd-o-phonic Todd (a dj so unique, when they made him, they broke the mold) to accept your challenge(s). The program will co-hosted by Gaylord Field (a dj so unique, when they made him, they broke the mold-maker). Funds raised from this endeavor and the rest of WFMU’s march marathon will enable Todd to interview AC/DC’s Phil Rudd the following Saturday, perhaps gleaning some insight into the drummer’s much-publicized legal troubles (I’M NOT MAKING ONE WORD OF THIS UP). Thank you.

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  1. Yo La Tengo 2017 WFMU All-Request Marathon Set List
    March 18, 2017, 3pm to 6pm
    Co-Hosts: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Gaylord Fields

    Set One
    Huey “Piano” Smith – Don’t You Just Know It
    Paul McCartney – Baby I’m Amazed
    The Cosmic Rays (Sun Ra) – Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
    Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song (Day O)
    The Count Five – Psychotic Reaction

    Set Two
    Dion – Runaround Sue
    The Kinks – Stop Your Sobbing
    Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream
    Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love?
    The Beatles – Yellow Submarine

    Set Three
    George Harrison – What Is Life
    Archie Bell & The Drells – (There’s Gonna Be A) SHOWDOWN
    Lois – Shy Town
    Marty Robbins – El Paso
    Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers (my request)
    Righteous Brothers/ Mitch Ryder – Little Latin Lupe Lu

    Set Four
    Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
    Patty and Mildred J. Hill – Happy Birthday To You
    The Left Banke – Walk Away, Renée
    James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
    Soft Boys – Wey Wey Hep Uh Hole (w/ Todd-O-Phonic Todd)

    Set Five
    The Beatles – Get Back
    Prince – When You Were Mine
    The Byrds – So You Want to Be a Rock’n’Roll Star
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts/ The Arrows – I Love Rock’n’Roll
    Sonic Youth – Expressway To Yr. Skull

    Set Six
    Link Wray -Rumble
    Teenage Fanclub – The Concept
    REM – Don’t Go Back To Rockville
    The Move / Cheap Trick – California Man

    Set Seven
    Elvis Presley – Burning Love
    Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
    Velvet Underground – Sister Ray medley
    w/ The Carpenters – Top of the World; NRBQ – Green Lights; Velvet Underground – I’m Set Free; Pylon – Cool; Beatles – Got To Get You Into My Life; MC Solaar track with French cuss word (nice try Carlos J); T Rex – 20th Century Boy; The Pixies – I’ve Been Tired; Ian and Sylvia Tyson – Four Strong Winds, mixed w/ The Kinks – Powerman; Yo La Tengo – I Was The Fool Beside You For Too Long; Roxy Music – Mother of Pearl; Sniff’n’The Tears – Driver’s Seat; Slade – I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Agen; Jandek – You Painted Your Teeth; Beach Boys – Here Today; The Smiths; Abba – Take A Chance On Me; Rockpile (Nick Lowe) – Heart of the City; Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night Together; Chuck Berry / John Cale – Memphis Tennessee; Blue Öyster Cult – Godzilla; T Rex – Metal Guru.

    Highlights IMHO: Kinks – Stop Your Sobbing, Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song, Lois – Shy Town, Neil Young – Like A Hurricane, Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action, Link Wray – Rumble, and Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers (my request).

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