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|song name||For Science|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||(She Was A) Hotel Detective (EP), Don't Let's Start (LP), Miscellaneous T, Then: The Earlier Years|
|first played||June 26, 1987 (3 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell; Anne Moore|
- From the Then liner notes: "'For Science' is a micro rock opera with a science fiction motif. The part at the end about destroying the universe was a spontaneous and unrehearsed outburst from Mr. Flansburgh."
- On the (She Was A) Hotel Detective EP, the song is listed as "For Science Featuring Lt. Anne Moore." According to Flansburgh, "Anne Moore was a friend of the band the Jickets who we opened for a number of times, so we knew her from those shows. She was game, so we just had her sing the part."
- The punk band Blaster the Rocketboy incorporated lyrics from this song in the outro to their song "Time Machine" from their 1996 album Succulent Space Food for Teething Vampires.
- The song title was used as the name for New Jersey pop-punk band For Science in the 2000s.
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