Yo La Tengo Premieres ‘Tom Courtenay’ Video On YouTube
Matador Records will release the 25th-anniversary edition of Electr-o-pura on September 4 as part of the label’s Revisionst History series. Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew participated in a remote interview with Phil Morrison who directed the “Tom Courtenay” video. Here’s what the press release said about the original clip video:
Recollections are hazy, but we can say with certainty that the video was aired at least once on MTV’s 120 Minutes. After that, who knows? Maybe you saw it on a fifth-generation VHS bootleg. Maybe you squinted through a greatly bit-reduced version using RealPlayer. Well, squint no more! “Tom Courtenay” is now available to stream in crisp, clear, and glorious high definition.
Watch the “Tom Courtenay” video and discussion with Morrison via the videos below: