Become A Robot
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|song name||Become a Robot|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||1985 Demo Tape, Free When You Call From Work, Then: The Earlier Years, Selections From Then|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell|
- Written and recorded for a Restless polka compilation, but rejected (just like "I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die").
- John Flansburgh has said that the song "uses a Fairlight, which was then a brand new invention, like a music sampler and computer. Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel — every Brit art-rocker guy had a Fairlight in the '80s."
- The lyrics for this song contained in the booklet for Then include the line "here's hoping you don't harbor a wishnik," even though that is clearly not what is being sung. Producer Bill Krauss confirmed in an interview that Flansburgh actually sings "here's hoping you don't harbor a deathwish." The wrong lyrics were printed intentionally because TMBG believed the real lyric might have scared parents.
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