Direct From Brooklyn

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Video Compilation
Video Collection by They Might Be Giants
First released February 18, 2003
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Tracks 15
Label Restless <REST 72994> Length 44:39


Direct From Brooklyn is a collection of They Might Be Giants videos released in 1999 (VHS) and 2003 (DVD).

Purchase[edit | edit source]

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DVD $22.33 Purchase

Description[edit | edit source]

The DVD for Direct From Brooklyn contains all the same videos as the VHS release; however, it also contains a live version of "Why Does The Sun Shine?", a trailer for Gigantic, and also three audio tracks. It also features two versions of "Complete Paranoia" as easter eggs. The DVD is Region 0/NTSC.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Doctor Worm 3:01

 

2 Snail Shell
Complete Paranoia commentary track
3:20

 

3 The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) 3:49

 

4 The Statue Got Me High 3:06

 

5 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 2:38

 

6 Birdhouse In Your Soul 3:20

 

7 They'll Need A Crane 2:33

 

8 Purple Toupee 2:40

 

9 Ana Ng 3:23

 

10 (She Was A) Hotel Detective 2:10

 

11 Don't Let's Start 2:36

 

12 Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head 2:12

 


Video bonus material[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Particle Man
Tiny Toon Adventures
1:59

 

2 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Tiny Toon Adventures
2:38

 

3 Why Does The Sun Shine?
live from Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH, April 6, 2002
2:53

 

4 Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns) trailer 2:21 
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N/A

Audio bonus material[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 All MacGyver On It 0:46

 

N/A
2 Your Mom's Alright 2:59

 

3 Man, It's So Loud In Here (Hot 2002 Remix) 3:42

 

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VHS Release[edit | edit source]

Video Compilation video collection cover
Video Compilation
Video Collection by They Might Be Giants
First released April 27, 1999
Release details / collectors: Show | Hide
Tracks 14
Label Restless <01877 72994-3> Length 39:25


A flyer received by some customers that pre-ordered the VHS tape.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Doctor Worm 3:01

 

2 Snail Shell 3:20

 

3 The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) 3:49

 

4 The Statue Got Me High 3:06

 

5 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 2:38

 

6 Birdhouse In Your Soul 3:20

 

7 They'll Need A Crane 2:33

 

8 Purple Toupee 2:40

 

9 Ana Ng 3:23

 

10 (She Was A) Hotel Detective 2:10

 

11 Don't Let's Start 2:36

 

12 Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head 2:12

 

13 Particle Man
Tiny Toon Adventures
1:59

 

14 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Tiny Toon Adventures
2:38

 


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The video cassette slides out through the bottom of the box, so you would normally never open the top flaps. If you did, however, you would discover three phrases printed on the hidden, inside facings. They read, "They Might Be Fake", "They Might Be Lies", and "They Might Be Big Big, Fake Fake Lies". This is, of course, a reference to the song "They Might Be Giants" from Flood.