Yo La Tengo at First Avenue, 2/4/13
After a time machine trip back to "Lewis," Kaplan got serious and said the band would be remiss to not toast the Troggs' frontman Reg Presley, whose passing was announced earlier that day. Doing so, they first broke out a Condo Fucks rocker "With a Girl Like You" (originally recorded by the Troggs) and then brought up a couple friends to play one one of "the dwindling number of songs we've never played, the Troggs' classic hit "Wild Thing." It was equal parts raw and reverent.
|Photos by Erik Hess|
Overheard: "Yo La Tengo's been doing this for my whole life." "You probably wouldn't like Die Antwoord." "I think the singer from Fun. was wearing a basketball jersey, but I don't really remember."
The Crowd: Quiet, reverent, and bespectacled.
Personal Bias: Ira Kaplan gives a great interview, and he said nice things about it after the fact. Also, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out is in my top five.
Did I Tell You
The Point Of It
Cornelia And Jane
I'll Be Around
Today Is The Day
Is That Enough
Big Day Coming
Before We Run
From A Motel 6
Pass The Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind
With A Girl Like You (Condo Fucks)
Wild Thing (The Troggs)
Tried So Hard (Gene Clark)
Griselda (Holy Modal Rounders)
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