Jesse Jarnow

yo la tengo WFMU 2006 setlist

Yo La Tengo played their annual all-covers pledge drive for WFMU tonight.

Please comment with corrections. Thanks to Google for the help.

7 March 2006
WFMU Studios
Jersey City, NJ

Batman theme
Bertha (Grateful Dead)
City Hobgoblins (The Fall)
The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man (The Rolling Stones)

Instant Karma (John Lennon)
Zig-Zag Wanderer (Captain Beefheart)
Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman)
Laugh at Me (Sonny and Cher)

Egyptian Reggae (Jonathan Richman)
Rock and Roll Love Letter (Bay City Rollers)
Starry Eyes (The Records)
You Don’t Miss Your Water (Craig David)
Girl of the North Country (Bob Dylan)

Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones)
Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes)
Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
Suspect Device (Stiff Little Fingers)
I Can’t Make It On Time (The Ramones)

Gut Feeling (Devo)
Holiday (The Bee Gees)
Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)
Don’t Cry No Tears (Neil Young)
I Fought the Law (Bobby Fuller Four)
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding? (Nick Lowe)

Happy Birthday to Bruce Bennett
Pay to Cum (Bad Brains)
Do It Again (Steely Dan)
You Make Me Feel So Good (The Zombies)
Heart of Darkness (Pere Ubu)

Alex Chilton (The Replacements)
Jack and Diane (John Mellencamp)
California Girls (The Beach Boys)
Hello Lucille, Are You A Lesbian? (T. Valentine)
Re-Make/Re-Model (Roxy Music)

Should I Stay or Should I Go? (The Clash)
Slack Motherfucker (Superchunk)
Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon), as medley, with bits of Take Me To The River (Al Green), Life on Mars? (David Bowie), Like A Virgin (Madonna), Dr. Robert (The Beatles), Uptown Girl (Billy Joel) and others.

4 Comments

  1. Michael says: - reply

    The Fall song was “City Hobgoblins.”
    The song you list as “Don’t Believe Them” was Stiff Little Fingers’ “Suspect Device.”
    After Happy Birthday came “Pay to Cum” by Bad Brains and Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”
    And then Superchunk’s “Slack Motherfucker” was the last full song before the medley.

  2. Ben Hirsch says: - reply

    The “unknown” instrumental is Jonathan Richman’s- Egyptian Reggae (James even said it. YLT played is a style a bit closer to the Feelies version than the original.

  3. js says: - reply

    “I Fought the Law” = Bobby Fuller Four (The Clash covered it)

  4. bru says: - reply

    thanks for the info. did anyone record it. if so, any chance of getting an non-mp3 copy of it?
    bru