The Sound of Young America: Rock Snobs

27th June 2007

We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America’s vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics. Our Guests: Steven Daly is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the co-author of The Rock Snob’s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge. Ira Kaplan is a co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, […]

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America’s vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

Our Guests: Steven Daly is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the co-author of The Rock Snob’s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge.

Ira Kaplan is a co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo. We talk with Ira about their 2004 best-of compilation – Prisoners of Love, playing cover songs, and fund raising for WFMU.

In 2006, Yo La Tengo released their 14th LP, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass to critical acclaim.

Greg Proops is a stand-up and improv comedian, best known for his appearances on both the U.K. and American versions of Whose Line is it Anyway.

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  • Steven Daly
  • Ira Kaplan
  • Greg Proops

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