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|song name||32 Footsteps|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||1985 Demo Tape, They Might Be Giants, Then: The Earlier Years|
|first played||June 26, 1987 (72 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell; John Flansburgh joins in for the bridge and outro.|
- The count-up at the end of this song is the result of a spontaneous improvisation by Flansburgh while recording. It starts at 1:28 with the number 28 and ends at 1:31 with the number 31.
- The "bing-bang-bingalong" part is simply the syllables "-ing -ang -ingalong" attached to successive consonants in the alphabet, from B to P. Every third set also has "-ay" after the "-ing -ang -ingalong," and each one of these -ay words all turn out to be real words ("day," "hay," "lay," and "pay").
- The 1985 Demo Tape mix is slightly different, lacking the electronic hand claps on the left channel of the album version.
- Flansburgh uses a "Special 20" harmonica on this recording, which allows the player to "bend notes".
Clothes, Counting, Letters Of The Alphabet, Lies, Deception, Love Gone Sour, No, Nonsense Words, Numbers, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, Questions, Talking, Not Singing, Transportation
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