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song name Heptone
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Unreleased, Dial-A-Song, Power Of Dial-A-Song, Free When You Call From Work
year ? · Know it? Add it!
run time 0:32
sung by Note.svg Instrumental


It's a very obscure recording from Dial-A-Song called Heptone, celebrating the joy of riding a bike to a record store. Heptone was a record store on Flatbush Ave. that had 12" records of hip hop and UK imports of post-punk stuff. Got Malcolm McLarens' Duck Rock there, and the songs The Birthday Party and The Message.
  • According to John Linnell, Flansburgh used a Moog synthesizer modified with microtonal sounds to create Heptone.

Song Themes

New York City, Microtones, Musical Stores, Transportation


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