Friday, December 15

Yo La Tengo with Alex Chilton - Hoboken, NJ 2007

Maxwell’s, Hoboken, N.J.
December 8, 2007
Hanukkah, night 5
soundboard-audience matrix (sound quality: VG++ to Ex-)  

01 Barnaby, Hardly Working
02 Shaker
03 Stockholm Syndrome
04 Tears Are In Your Eyes
05 Season of the Shark
06 Don’t Say a Word (Hot Chicken #2) 
07 Song for Mahlia
08 talking
09 The River of Water
10 talking
11 Sometime In the Morning (King/Goffin) 
12 talking

13 E.T.I. (Blue Oyster Cult)
!?NO KIDDING?! Alex Chilton — night 5 of Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah celebration in 2007
photo by Jacob Blickenstaff 
Gotta extinguish the menorah...
01 Mr. Tough
02 Big Day Coming
03 Watch Out for Me, Ronnie
04 The Story of Yo La Tengo
05 encore break – talking
    *(encore)* with Alex Chilton on guitar & vocals 
06 I’ve Had It (Bell-Notes)
07 The Oogum Boogum Song (B. Wood)
08 Let Me Get Close to You (King/Goffin)
09 Femme Fatale (Velvet Underground)
10 Baby Strange (T-Rex)
11 Hey Little Child (Alex Chilton)
12 Government Center (Modern Lovers)

ROB SEZ: Ten-year anniversary post. Gotta love the surprise 7-song encore set by Mr. Alex Chilton. Whether or not you observe Hanukkah — or any other religious holiday this time of year, I do hope you'll enjoy this one. No sample this time, but trust me: it sounds great. The sharer says, "Thanks to Yo La Tengo, sound guy Mark Luecke, the great folks at Maxwell’s, and thir13en!"


  1. Wow! Never knew they performed together. Went to Maxwell's several times years ago. Even saw REM there under a fake name!

  2. Almost forgot--THANKS!!! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah & Merry Christmas! You know who thinks he brought that back!

    1. Ha! I think there's very little that his ego thinks he's not responsible for... 8-)