Ride the Tiger (album)

Ride the Tiger
Studio album by Yo La Tengo
Released January 1986
Recorded December 1985 in Boston, United States
Genre Indie rock
Length 50:18
Label Coyote
Producer Clint Conley
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Ride the Tiger is the debut studio album by American indie rock band Yo La Tengo. It was released in 1986 by record label Coyote.


The song "Big Sky" is a cover of The Kinks' song from their album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. The song "A House Is Not a Motel" is a cover of Love's song from their album Forever Changes.

Track listing

All tracks written by Ira Kaplan, except as noted above. 

1."The Cone of Silence"   2:49
2."Big Sky"  Ray Davies2:46
3."The Evil That Men Do"   4:11
4."The Forest Green"  Kaplan, Georgia Hubley3:23
5."The Pain of Pain"   5:35
6."The Way Some People Die"  Dave Schramm3:37
7."The Empty Pool"  Dave Weckerman2:21
8."Alrock's Bells"   4:08
9."Five Years"  Kaplan, Schramm3:45
10."Screaming Dead Balloons"   3:17
11."Living in the Country"  Pete Seeger2:14


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  1. Deming, Mark. "Ride the Tiger – Yo La Tengo | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  2. "[Ride the Tiger review]". Q: 131. September 1994.
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