(Every day in December, we'll be posting holiday jams for your enjoyment. Have any favorites you want featured? Email me.)
Hoboken, New Jersey, noisemongers Yo La Tengo are known for their (mostly) annual Hanukkah residency, where special guests and pals join the trio in seasonal merriment. In honor of the first night of Hanukkah, A to Z presents some vintage live YLT footage. This particular cover of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has a local bent: It was filmed at old Cicero's in 1987, ostensibly for the show Psychotic Reaction. (Another video from that same session, "House Fall Down," is below.)
"House Fall Down":
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