1984 Promotional Demo Tape
Demo tape by They Might Be Giants
|First released|| 1984
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|Tracks||5||Last demo tape||1983 Demo Tape|
|Label||TMBG Music||Length||11:29||Next demo tape||Wiggle Diskette|
Track listing[edit | edit source]
|1||Everything Right Is Wrong (1984 Demo)||2:48
|2||Number Three (1984 Demo)||1:38
|3||Hell Hotel (1984 Demo)||1:56
|4||Youth Culture Killed My Dog (1984 Demo)||2:22
|5||They Might Be Giants (1984 Demo)||2:45|
Rumored 1984 demo tape[edit | edit source]
Also potentially released in 1984 was a rumored demo tape initially perpetuated by an email from a fan to Jonathan Chaffer of tmbg.org on January 6, 1996, prompting him to add the tape to the TMBG.org Discography which subsequently carried it over to TMBW:
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 96 17:58:44 0500
From: Andy Friedman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: AMAZING RARE ALBUM(?)
A friend of my called me the other day with some pretty cool news--she uncovered an old They Might Be Giants tape which I hadn't heard of and isn't on the archive. It's got a big pink and orange head on the cover and discretly says "They Might Be Giants" in the corner. There were five songs, if I remember correctly, and two of them were called Kitchen Door and Rules. I haven't heard it but several other sources have told me it is Theyesque. I was just wondering if anyone else had heard of this.
The tape is only rumored to exist and a copy from a fan has not surfaced. As such, the tape was likely made up through the above story and passed along as a legend since.
In 2013, John Flansburgh commented on the tape on the TMBG Are OK Tumblr: "Sounds fake. I don't recognize either as lyrics... but maybe they are fragments or made up after the fact. I guess I’d have to hear it or see a lyric. But yeah, seems fake."