House Of Mayors

From This Might Be A Wiki
House Of Mayors hello recording cover
House Of Mayors
Hello recording by John Linnell
First released August 1996
Release details / collectors: Show | Hide
Tracks 10
Label Hello <hel-68> Length 15:46
Hall Of Mayors misprinted cover

House of Mayors is the second solo EP release by John Linnell through the Hello Recording Club. Like its predecessor, State Songs, it is a concept EP.

Linnell described it in a 1996 They Might Be Giants Info Club newsletter when asked what he'd be doing while John Flansburgh toured with Mono Puff:

I'm working this summer on a project to be released as a Hello CD-of-the-Month called House of Mayors. It's a mostly instrumental tour through an imaginary exhibit of New York mayors, sort of like the Hall of Presidents at Disneyland.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Preamble: Fernando Wood 0:57  N/A
2 Processional 1:31  N/A
3 DeWitt Clinton 2:03 
4 Processional 0:54  N/A
5 John Purroy Mitchel 0:54  N/A
6 Will You Love Me In December As You Do In May? 2:28 
7 Processional 0:40 
8 Fiorello LaGuardia 1:08  N/A
9 David Dinkins 1:08  N/A
10 House Of Mayors 4:03 


  • Some issues of this recording feature a misprint, titling it Hall of Mayors. It is unknown exactly how many copies were incorrectly printed this way.