TMBG Unlimited - July

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TMBG Unlimited - July
Collection by They Might Be Giants
First released July, 2001
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Tracks 23 Last tmbg compilation TMBG Unlimited - June
Label They Might Be Records Length 50:49 Next tmbg compilation TMBG Unlimited - August


Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Frankenstein (Live NYC 1994) 3:58

 

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2 The Joker (Live NYC 1994) 4:26

 

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3 Yellow Submarine (Live Chicago 1992) 3:11

 

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4 Sally Boy Candy Bar 2:28

 

5 Concrete And Clay 2:22

 

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6 Mr. Me (Demo) 2:00

 

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7 Outboard Part Of Man 0:44

 

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8 Somebody's Body 1:40

 

9 Hope That I Get Old Before I Die / Cage And Aquarium Medley (Live 1992) 2:42

 

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10 Indiana Wants Me 2:08

 

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11 Kings Of The Cave 2:10

 

12 The Biggest One (Live) 1:28

 

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13 The Big Big Whoredom (Live) 1:37

 

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14 Rhythm Section Want Ad (Live 1985) 2:57

 

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15 1999 / Cowtown 4:15

 

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16 Boat Of Car (Live 1992) 1:25

 

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17 If I Wasn't Shy (Live 1992) 2:04

 

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18 Become A Robot (Live 1985) 1:21

 

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19 7-11 2:11

 

20 Alienation's For The Rich (Demo) 1:47

 

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21 Ant (Demo) 2:14

 

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22 Hi Honey I'm Home 0:38

 

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23 Happy 1:27

 

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Official description[edit | edit source]

TMBW note: We are unsure if TMBG Unlimited - July's description was ever longer than this. Here is the most complete version we have been able to locate:

In celebration of our fine country's birthday and in response to some requests from you the people we flew to our climate controlled walk-in archive just outside the arctic circle and collected some of the obscure titles from our past. Yes, grab your crash helmet and earplugs- we are going back in time! Please, audiophiles, note: some of these tracks are straight off live board tapes (cassettes) or the original Dial-A-Song tapes (also cassettes) so they are ROUGH but they do not exist anywhere else. Engineer extraordinaire Pat Dillett has fiddled with all these tracks to make them more presentable, but we suggest you get high on the low fi in a comfortable chair.

Indiana Wants Me
This song was recorded with the members of the Turtlenecks: Karl Hecksher on drums, Julie Kantner on bass, Fred Hickler singing harmony. This is a cover of a relatively obscure Motown song that occasionally gets played on oldies radio.

Alienation's for the Rich
The original version of the song that would ultimately be on TMBG's first album. Dig the penny whistle solo.

Seven Eleven
This story of "breaking and buying" features John Turner on drums, and a kinda sleazy Korg synthesizer that seemed cheap but is beloved by Ebay people now.

Alternate opening description[edit | edit source]

John Flansburgh here. In response to some requests (and our insane schedule taking us back to the UK to do some spontaneous press for our July 16th show there and the looming breakout of "Boss of Me" over there) we flew to our climate controlled walk-in archive just outside the arctic circle and collected some of the obscure titles from our past. Yes, grab your crash helmet and earplugs- we are going back in time! Please, audiophiles, note: some of these tracks are straight off live board tapes (cassettes) or the original Dial-A-Song tapes (also cassettes) so they are ROUGH but they do not exist anywhere else. Engineer extraordinaire Pat Dillett has fiddled with all these tracks to make them more presentable, but we suggest you get high on the low fi in a comfortable chair.