Power Of Dial-A-Song

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See also: "The Power Of Dial-A-Song" (2015 song)
The Power Of They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song bootleg cover
The Power Of They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song
Bootleg by They Might Be Giants
First released 1994 Tracks 61
Label Length 98:32
Cassette artwork

The legendary Power Of Dial-A-Song bootleg was first released in 1994, somewhere before the release of John Henry. Its name refers to the first track on the bootleg, "The Power Of They Might Be Giants' Dial-A-Song". It features many recordings from Dial-A-Song, including demos and rough songs, as well as some still-unreleased tracks. A sequel was released a few years later, Power Of Dial-A-Song II: More Power To You.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Power Of They Might Be Giants' Dial-A-Song 0:41

 

2 Now That I Have Everything 2:20

 

3 I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You 1:59

 

4 How Much Cake Can You Eat? 0:55

 

5 Swing Is A Word
Labelled as "Swing Is A Word (Six Feet Down)"
0:53

 

6 Cupid 1:06

 

7 Counterfeit Fake 0:39

 

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8 I Find It Hard To Believe 0:39

 

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9 I Need Some Lovin' 1:12

 

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10 Confusing The Mind 0:48

 

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11 Don't I Have The Right? (Dial-A-Song)
Labelled as "Don't I Have The Right To Be Loved?"
1:21

 

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12 Hi Honey I'm Home 1:00

 

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13 Weep Day (Demo)
Labelled as "Tropical Island (aka A Wonderful Song)"
1:50

 

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14 We Just Go Nuts At Christmastime 1:27

 

15 Mrs. Cinderella 1:22

 

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16 Mainstream U.S.A. 1:15

 

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17 Brainwashing Our Fighting Boys 1:22

 

18 Concrete And Clay 2:22

 

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19 Heptone
Labelled as "Instrumental"
0:32

 

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20 The Next Plane To London 1:37

 

21 Subway Token To Brooklyn
Labelled as "Get Away"
1:18

 

22 Bread Hair 1:15

 

23 Rock Club (Dial-A-Song)
Labelled as "We Love All The People"
2:06

 

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24 Hiya Hi 1:29

 

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25 The Writing's On The Wall 1:31

 

26 There's A New Song Every Hour 0:15

 

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27 The King Of Wingo 0:39

 

28 Operators Are Standing By (Dial-A-Song) 1:28

 

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29 Maine (Dial-A-Song) 2:05

 

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30 I Might Be Giant, Too 0:56 
31 O, Do Not Forsake Me (Dial-A-Song) 1:54

 

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32 Meet James Ensor (Dial-A-Song) 1:35

 

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33 Ondine (Dial-A-Song) 1:54

 

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34 Wreck It Apart
Labelled as "Don't Make Me Kill You Again (Ondine excerpt)"
1:53

 

35 Spy (Demo) 1:23

 

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36 Subliminal (Dial-A-Song) 2:04

 

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37 Not Too Clear, Not Too Long 0:11

 

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38 A Self Called Nowhere (Dial-A-Song) 3:16

 

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39 Destination Moon (Dial-A-Song) 2:20

 

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40 I Should Be Allowed To Think (Dial-A-Song) 1:22

 

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41 Sleeping In The Flowers (Dial-A-Song 1) 1:54

 

42 Don't Know Why It Takes That Long 0:26

 

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43 I Palindrome I (Dial-A-Song) 1:43

 

44 Turn Around (Dial-A-Song) 2:50

 

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45 Where Your Eyes Don't Go - Why Does The Sun Shine? Medley 4:38

 

46 Free Bird's Rebirth 1:14

 

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47 My Lone Constellation 1:26

 

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48 Purple Toupee (Dial-A-Song) 1:28

 

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49 Shoehorn With Teeth (Dial-A-Song) 1:15

 

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50 Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal (Dial-A-Song 1) 2:22

 

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51 I'll Sink Manhattan (Dial-A-Song) 2:55

 

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52 Your Racist Friend (Dial-A-Song) 2:10

 

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53 Welcome To The Jungle (Dial-A-Song) 2:57

 

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54 We Want A Rock (Dial-A-Song) 2:29

 

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55 Ana Ng (Demo) 1:48

 

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56 My Evil Twin (Dial-A-Song) 3:01

 

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57 Birdhouse In Your Soul (Demo) 1:59

 

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58 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Dial-A-Song) 1:38

 

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59 Pencil Rain (Dial-A-Song) 2:31

 

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60 Ant (Dial-A-Song) 2:14

 

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61 Particle Man (Dial-A-Song) 2:27

 

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Trivia/Info[edit]

  • On the cassette artwork, some of the tracks have been given unofficial titles. Some of these titles are what fans gave to the songs before the official titles were revealed.