Yo La Tengo – Our Way To Fall (2000)
Insomnia is something I’ve suffered from for a number of years. The frustration of not being able to sleep simply exacerbating the problem!
However, occasionally, the experience of insomnia is not all negative. A couple of months ago, unable to sleep, I switched the radio on hoping to catch the 5am news. Inevitably, at that time on the Radio 4 frequency, the BBC World Service is broadcasting. I have no idea what the programme was but this song was playing over the ending credits – in seconds I was transfixed; a perfect record.
The following day, helped by the BBC iPlayer app, I tracked this down and was surprised, delighted and appalled to find out it was by Yo La Tengo.
Surprised and delighted because Yo La Tengo have always been one of my favourite bands of the 1990s. Appalled, because I’ve missed 16 years of listening to this perfect slice of alt-rock, pop, perfection!
The LP version then a live take from Dallas in 2013 …