Blue line swinger yo la tengo

Was his first album as a full-fledged member. Around four and a half minutes in, drummer georgia hubley begins singing, in an endearingly offhand manner, vague lyrics that are deliberately mixed well below the rest of the track; in two lengthy verses, the only phrase that even comes close to being decipherable is something that sounds like “i know you will, i know you will. Please download one of our supported browsers. Between the two verses, kaplan unleashes one of his most utterly unhinged guitar solos ever, abusing the instrument in such a fashion that at times it sounds like he’s actually yanking the strings off one by one.

Tramps (new york, ny), 05/19/1995

Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the premium trial. Hell, they were already indie rock veterans when people were still calling it college rock, with a history that stretches back to 1984. The trio developed this song on-stage for over a year before finally recording it — it was the group’s live closer for ages, sometimes lasting over 20 minutes — and it has a certain epic summing-up quality: “blue line swinger” is the culmination of the compositional ideas that began as far back as 1992’s may i sing with me.