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|song name||Rat Patrol|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Long Tall Weekend, Non LP Tracks, They Got Lost, TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 53|
|first played||April 12, 1996 (6 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell, John Flansburgh provides backup vocals.|
- From tmbg.com, "This song cause quite a bit of division-even among those within the inner sanctum of TMBG. The effect of Linnell's very twitchy vocal is further heightened when I come in with my personal caterwauling. We can't really justify this track. We're just grateful it's finally on a CD."
- The usage of "Rat Patrol" originally comes from the name of a TV show that aired from 1966-1968. That Rat Patrol took place in WWII. However, it has been re-used over time as the name of a Clash bootleg that contains the original version of their 1982 album Combat Rock, and also a freak bike club.
- From the Summer 1999 Info Club newsletter: "This witchy rocker spotlights some really witchy singing, duelling guitar lines from Flans and Eric Schermerhorn and a truly blazing guitar solo from Eric as well. Not the same as the embryonic version heard on Dial-A-Song, this will get any rocker's mojo workin', whether you're into Hatchet or Pantera."
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Rat Patrol is currently ranked #331 out of 877. (59 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.41)