Using the classification schema for murder ballads provided by Eric Zorn — see [details and lyrics of twelve other ballads] — the entry for Yeah! Oh, Yeah! would be:
Location of murder: Domestic
Name of Killer / Relation to victim: Unspecified, wife
Motive: Perpetual whining, can't sing
Method of body disposal: Unspecified
Justice done? Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
LD Beghtol adds, "During this song at the Knitting Factory release show [see concert reviews], Claudia [Gonson] was playing so hard that a bass string snapped on the piano, which could have decapitated Shirley [Simms] and me. But what a way to go…"
- [Recording of live performance] for KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic as part of archived radio interview (Yeah! Oh, Yeah! begins 22min 5secs in).
- [Lyrics and guitar tab] from stephinsongs web site.