Now That I Have Everything
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|song name||Now That I Have Everything|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||1983 Demo Tape, Dial-A-Song, Power Of Dial-A-Song, Free When You Call From Work, Then: The Earlier Years, Selections From Then, Podcast 32A|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell sings the "ba-boo" outro|
- This demo was recorded in 1983, or possibly earlier, as Dial-A-Song began in that year. A later Dial-A-Song re-appearance of this song featured John Flansburgh saying that this was their "very first song on their very first demo." The song is the same, though the "ba-boo" continues on much longer after the music fades at the end.
- John Flansburgh: [This] was the "official pop song" [on our demo] to make people think we weren't going to send 'em away in droves." (ICE Newsletter, 1996)
- This song was often used to open early They Might Be Giants shows at venues like the Pyramid Club and 8BC, according to Podcast 32A. Flansburgh: "It would kind of drop the soundman in the deep end with everything going instrumentation-wise."
- The drum track of this song is directly taken from the 1979 drum beat album, DrumDrops Volume 3: The Professional Album by David Crigger and Joey D. Vieira. The track is titled "5/4 Rock", and can be listened to here. The Johns used a similar track for the song "I Wouldn't Be Mad".
- The melody of the 1963 song "On Broadway" is borrowed at about 0:44.
- John Andrews says this song was actually written by John Linnell back in his Mundanes days, but he was too shy to sing loudly enough for them to perform it.
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