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|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||John Henry, Stumpbox, John Henry + Factory Showroom|
|first played||April 21, 1993 (513 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- John Flansburgh: "The song doesn't have the classic crunchy spy chords of Bond music but the biting guitar is a hat tip to that famous intro. If there was any specific piece of music that it jumps off of I'd guess I'd point to Peter Gunn." The Johns have covered the "Peter Gunn" theme song before.
- Features Steven Bernstein on trumpet.
- No two endings of this song are alike in live performances. In concert, the end of "Spy" is improvised by the band which is led by a random "conductor" (either John).
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Spy is currently ranked #684 out of 910. (89 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.54)