Yo La Tengo / Extra Painful
Album:Extra Painful Collection:General
Artist:Yo La Tengo Added:Feb 2015
Label:Matador Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-02-13 Pull Date:2015-04-17 
Week Ending:Apr 19Apr 12Apr 5Mar 29Mar 22Mar 15Mar 8Mar 1

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 20, 2019:The Nick & James Show
I Heard You Looking (Live)
4.Jul 10, 2015:Breakaway Bluff
Nowhere Near
2.Nov 15, 2018:Jams Run Free
Nowhere Near
5.Jun 02, 2015:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [SPQ07]
Nowhere Near
3.Jul 13, 2015:Shytown After Hours!!
For Shame Of Doing Wrong (8-Track Version)
6.May 18, 2015:Shytown
Nowhere Near (Demo)

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-02-03 
Indie Rock / Rock. Re-issue of Painful in commemoration of Yo La Tengo's 30 years together. Painful is their sixth album and was originally released in 1993. Classic album, love it. RIYL: Pavement, Stereolab, Luna, Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Galaxie 500, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine. FCC Clean. Play any and all tracks.

1. (7:05) Big Day Coming. *** Synth organ and mellow vibes. Pretty song.
2. (4:09) From a Motel 6. **** Classic 90's indie rock sound, mellow vocals, and heavy wall of sound guitar fuzz
3. (3:28) Double Dare. *** Mid paced guitar heavy rock, lots of fuzz, great.
4. (1:45) Superstar-Watcher. ** Pretty instrumental/spoken word track, heavy guitar distortion, repetitive melody.
5. (6:03) Nowhere Near. **** Really beautiful song. Mellow and calming. Guitar solo over repetitive fuzzed out melody. Picks up with poppy drums.
6. (4:46) Sudden Organ. **** Organ intro, mid paced guitar driven rock, fantastic percussion, love it.
7. (2:54) A Worrying Thing. **** Percussion driven, soft guitar melody, beautiful song.
8. (5:07) I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long. *** Slow guitar and bass intro. Heavy guitar, emotional song.
9. (2:20) The Whole of the Law Loops. *** Pretty Harmony, down tempo, sparse. Love song.
10. (4:15) Big Day Coming [Second Version]. ** Pulsating and constant guitar. Heavy and constant guitar. Pseudo spoken vocals.
11. (7:01) I Heard You Looking. *** Pretty and mellow guitar. Instrumental, love it.
12. (7:14) Nowhere Near (Demo). ****Demo of track 5. Same description, similar take.
13. (3:44) From a Motel 6 (Live Acoustic). ****Acoustic version. Sounds great, live, but clean.
14. (1:43) Tunnel Vision (Unreleased Instrumental Demo). ***Noisy, loud, moving, excellent.
15. (7:33) Sudden Organ (Demo). ***Great Great track. similar take to track 6.
16. (3:54) Smart Window (Unreleased Painful Session). **Messy weird and creepy track with repetitive and driving guitar.
17. (3:10) Big Day Coming (Live Acoustic). ***Acoustic and clean. Sounds great.
18. (6:48) Slow Learner (Unreleased Demo). ***Pretty and mellow, kind of dreamy, slow, introspective.
19. (3:25) Double Dare (Demo). *** Love it, play me. Demo of track 3.
20. (2:57) A Worrying Thing (Demo). *** Different take on a fantastic song. Organ more present, and more guitar, less volume, more airy. Also more pace.
21. (8:57) I Heard You Looking (Live). ***Live version of track 11. A little less clean than the other live tracks. It is also a noisy track, lots of guitar fuzz.
22. (3:20) Shaker. *** Heavy guitar and pace. Heavy bass drum stomp. Shakers. Weird distorted spoken-word vocals.
23. (4:44) For Shame of Doing Wrong (8-Track Version). **** Organ and guitar intro. Great track, trance, and lo-fi.

Track Listing
1.Big Day Coming 12.Nowhere Near (Demo)
2.From A Motel 6 13.From A Motel 6 (Live Acoustic)
3.Double Dare 14.Tunnerl Vision (Unreleased Istrumental Demo)
4.Superstar-Watcher 15.Sudden Organ (Demo)
5.Nowhere Near 16.Smart Window (Unrelased Painful Session)
6.Sudden Organ 17.Big Day Coming (Live Acoustic)
7.A Worrying Thing 18.Slow Learner (Unreleased Demo)
8.I Was The Fool Beside You For Too Long 19.Double Dare (Demo)
9.The Whole Of The Law 20.A Worrying Thing (Demo)
10.Big Day Coming (Second Version) 21.I Heard You Looking (Live)
11.I Heard You Looking 22.Shaker
 23.For Shame Of Doing Wrong (8-Track Version)