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Review: 'Big Day Coming' not a typical salacious rock 'n' roll story

Review: 'Big Day Coming' not a typical salacious rock 'n' roll story

Big Day Coming
Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock

Jesse Jarnow
Gotham Books: 362 pp., $18


This is as scintillating as it gets: The opening and closing anecdotes of "Big Day Coming" revolve around typos. Shockingly, promoters and newspapers have had a chronic habit of misspelling the name of Yo La Tengo, the 26-year-old Hoboken, N.J., band whose members are the book's reluctant antiheroes.

"Yo La Tango," "Wo La Tengo," "Yo Lo Tengo" — Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and their multiple bassists have suffered through an endless stream of typos by writers who apparently don't speak Spanish....

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