25 O'Clock

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song name 25 O'Clock
artist They Might Be Giants
releases A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs Of XTC, TMBG Clock Radio, Stumpbox, Podcast 8A
year 1995
run time 4:04
sung by John Flansburgh, John Linnell


Trivia/Info

  • Words and music by The Dukes of Stratosphear (the psychedelic alter-egos of XTC).
  • The backwards part lists bands that were contemporary with XTC, including Adam Ant. This inspired the song "XTC Vs. Adam Ant".
  • Three years prior to the release of the XTC tribute album, TMBG had been dared during a radio show's Stump The Band segment to play this song, but opted instead to play The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Fire".

Song Themes

Backwards, Denial, Falling, Love Gone Sour, Mind Control, Hypnotism, Time, TMBG Remakes

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