Yes New York

Yes New York


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Yes New York

In the late '70s, New York City was a hotbed of musical activity: The Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie, and Television made CBGB a household name, and in 1978, Brian Eno compiled the lauded No New York compilation, capturing a heady underground scene. Taking a spin on that platter's title -- and on the era's inspired and influential music -- Yes New York answers the long-muted call for yet another burst of Gotham-bred rock. Leading the pack are bohemian pinup boys the Strokes, who offer up a live version of their chiming, Stooges-fueled romp "New York City Cops," a track hastily removed from their gold-certified debut, Is This It?, which arrived mere weeks post-9/11. Beyond that, Yes New York impresses with a surprising post-punk diversity, which spans the Joy Division ruminations of Interpol ("NYC"); the wiry, Gang of Four–inspired angst of Radio 4 ("Save Your City"); and the punk-disco of ex–Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna's Le Tigre ("Deceptacon (dfa mix)"). What's more, most of the songs here, including the above mentioned, are true standouts: Download Ted Leo's raw "Ballad of the Sin Eater," with its irresistibly addictive bass line and chorus, the Fever's towering "Ladyfingers," and the Walkmen's moody, VU-tinged "Rue the Day" to your iPod immediately. Capping it all off is the previously unreleased "Year to Be Hated," an acoustic ballad from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (credited here as Unitard), who tip their hats to both their hometown and Joan Jett via a snatch of "Crimson and Clover." Never mind the escalating taxes, reduced city services, and Broadway closings -- the Big Apple remains a resilient city with a music scene that's reinvented itself with jaw-dropping results.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2003
Label: Vice Records
UPC: 0075679318220
catalogNumber: 93182


  1. New York City Cops (Live in Iceland)@@Strokes
  2. Save Your City @@Radio 4
  3. Dub in a Matthews Lane Arena
  4. The Ballad of a Sin Eater @@Ted Leo/Pharmacists
  5. Ladyfingers @@Fever
  6. Next Plateau @@Longwave
  7. Strangler @@Calla
  8. Olio @@Rapture
  9. Rue the Day @@Walkmen
  10. NYC @@Interpol
  11. The Right Hand @@Natural History
  12. I Should Not Have to Ask @@Witnessess
  13. Tired @@LCD Soundsystem
  14. Deceptacon (dfa mix) @@Le Tigre
  15. What Used to Be French @@Secret Machines
  16. Year to Be Hated @@Unitard

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Brian Deck   Engineer
Gordon Raphael   Engineer
Ted Leo   Composer,Producer
Thom Monahan   Engineer
Peter Katis   Engineer
Pete Min   Engineer
Adam Shore   Contribution
Nicolas Vernhes   Producer,Engineer
Chris Ribando   Producer
Calla   Composer,Producer
Brian Long   Executive Producer
Longwave   Composer
Aurelio Valle   Composer
Julian Casablancas   Composer
Interpol   Composer
Andy Action   Engineer
Walkmen   Composer,Producer
Chuck Scott   Engineer
Secret Machines   Composer
Natural History   Composer
Rogers Sisters   Composer
Sanchez Esquire   Composer
Geremy Jasper   Composer
Chris Zane   Producer
James Murphy   Composer
Johnny Fisher   Producer,Engineer
Nick Zinner   Cover Photo

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