Yo La Tengo ‎– Electr-O-Pura

Matador ‎– OLE 132-2, Matador ‎– ole 132-2, Atlantic ‎– 92550-2
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1 Decora 3:27
2 Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1) 6:42
3 The Hour Grows Late 3:06
4 Tom Courtenay 3:30
5 False Ending 0:56
6 Pablo And Andrea
Recorded By – Fred Brockman
7 Paul Is Dead 2:26
8 False Alarm
Recorded By – Fred Brockman
9 The Ballad Of Red Buckets 4:00
10 Don't Say A Word (Hot Chicken #2) 3:28
11 (Straight Down To The) Bitter End 3:59
12 My Heart's Reflection 6:02
13 Attack On Love 1:52
14 Blue Line Swinger 9:19

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© & ℗ 1995 Matador Records.
Distributed by Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Printed in USA. Made in the USA by WEA Mfg.
Released in a tri-fold Digipak.

Recorded at Alex The Great in Nashville.
Mixed at Sound On Sound in NYC.
Mastered at Masterdisk.
Thanks to Steve for the drums and Danny for the bed.
Tracks 6 & 8 are based on improvised backing tracks for Jad Fair that were recorded at Snack Time North.

Timings printed on sleeve do not reflect song running times.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7567-92550-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout: 3 OLE0132-2 SRC##01 M1S1

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE-132-2 Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura(CD, Album) Magnum Music Co., Ltd. OLE-132-2 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
OLE 132-0 Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura(LP, Album, RE) Matador OLE 132-0 US 2012 Sell This Version
OLE 132-2, ole 132-2, 92550-2 Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura(CD, Album, Dig) Matador, Matador, Atlantic OLE 132-2, ole 132-2, 92550-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
LP/CD 04955-08/26 Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura(CD, Promo) City Slang LP/CD 04955-08/26 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
OLE 132-1 Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura(LP, Album, RE) Matador OLE 132-1 US 2009 Sell This Version



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May 8, 2017
This is my favorite record of all time. Equal parts tender and fierce, this record challenges me as much as it entertains. Ira's shimmering guitar lines crackle with subtle complexities. Georgia's drumming is right in the pocket with James' hypnotic baselines. I've been getting lost in this record for years and every time I listen I find something new beneath the carefully crafted sonic layers. The songwriting is meditative, intimate, personal, and immediate. Pablo and Andrea is an absolute gem of a pop song. The virtuosic guitar solo on My Heart's Reflection equally melodic as it atonal. Tom Courtenay should be THE anthem of awkward indie kids everywhere. This record somehow manages to find balances between contradictions - harmony and dissonance, simplicity and complexity, chaos and order - and makes you believe they were never opposites in the first place.