Letterbox

From This Might Be A Wiki

song name Letterbox
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Flood, Don't Let's Start (EP) [Elektra 7" Re-issue], Flood + Apollo 18
year 1990
first played December 28, 1985 (161 known performances)
run time 1:25
sung by John Linnell & John Flansburgh


Trivia/Info

  • According to a 2009 interview with Rolling Stone, recording the song didn't require very many takes, despite its complexity. "I think this song was in our show for awhile before we recorded it. In general we try to learn the songs before the tape starts rolling to avoid embarrassment."
  • "I wrote this song about eight years ago, back when we were young and good." - John Linnell, 1988-09-28

Song Themes

Animals, Bodily Mutilation, Falsetto, Forgetting, Remembering, Friendship, Heads, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Letters Of The Alphabet, Love, Not In 4-4 Time, Oblique Cliches, Problems With Liner Notes, Questions, Sadness, Size, Spines, Tongue-Twisters, Weather

Videos

  • Watch it on Youtube.png live on 120 Minutes

Current Rating

You must be logged in to rate this. You can either login (if you have a userid) or create an account with us today.

Letterbox is currently ranked #37 out of 845. (115 wikians have given it an average rating of 9.03)