Indian Ocean

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song name Indian Ocean
artist They Might Be Giants
releases TMBG Unlimited - August, DialASong.com (2000-2006), Podcast 51
year 2001
run time 2:45
sung by John Flansburgh and John Linnell


Trivia/Info

  • From TMBG Unlimited, "This 'difficult' piece of music from the early '80s find John and John at their Dekalb St. space singing into an electric fan. The influence of San Francisco art rockers / mysterions The Residents can be heard directly in this unusual song."
  • John Flansburgh revealed in a Tumblr post that playing cards and bicycle wheels were used for percussion effects on this song.
  • In an interview from 2000 for State Songs, John Linnell discussed ways he's come up with song ideas, briefly mentioning Indian Ocean:
I had started coming up with song titles in collect-'em-all sets, which Flansburgh and I had already experimented with when we recorded a song for each of the three oceans... way back before we made records.

Song Themes

Geography, Recursion, Sea, Tableware

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