Talk:Birds Fly

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I tried playing some of this on the ukulele (which I don't officially play) (and I learned the chords from the guitar tab (thanks!))! Nice guitar tab also. -- Buzzmusic100 ("Keep your voice down...")


Is this an inside thing I'm missing? A default setting? Or just a typo? For first played it says December 31, 1969. Wanted to inquire before modifying.

Yeh, that's gotta be a typo. I would assume it's supposed to be '89. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 00:17, 12 May 2014 (EDT)
it's a bug. this was one of the songs played at their very first show. because we (lamely) don't know the actual date of that show, it screws up the system. most of the songs from that show have this issue. i think brad was supposedly working on a custom fix but nothing ever came of it. -- 00:50, 12 May 2014 (EDT)
I wonder, is there a way to narrow down the date enough that an enterprising person could research local papers at a library or something to find out the actual date of that show? Or when there was a Sandinista rally that was likely where and when They played? -- CJSF (talk) 07:55, 12 May 2014 (EDT)
Mr. Ant has told me he's tried to do this quite a bit with no luck whatsoever. What's really frustrating to me is that THE JOHNS THEMSELVES DON'T REMEMBER, which I really can't understand at all. It's such a huge occasion and I would love to properly celebrate it every year. Instead I do the first day they performed as TMBG which is the first date we do know, since that's the next best thing. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 16:27, 12 May 2014 (EDT)
my research has been confined to google though... going through physical (or at least offline) archives is a pretty good idea. i'm sure some local ny papers covered it. -- 16:41, 12 May 2014 (EDT)
In a way, I can understand Them not remembering. It was a one-off last minute show, then they didn't play live again for over a year, if I remember what Flans has said. It seems remarkable to us looking back through their career now, but at the time, and for the first few years after that, they still had "day jobs," right? -- CJSF (talk) 17:21, 12 May 2014 (EDT)

Instrument Query[edit]

Does anyone know what instrument plays the solo (0:42 to 0:54 here) in this song? It sounds accordion-like to me, but the credits page only lists electric bass and guitar. Is it something not on record, or are my ears just deceiving me? -- AngleBlueprint

I've always thought that was just Flans (maybe accompanied by Linnell or himself) grunting some notes. --Nehushtan (talk) 00:29, 14 January 2020 (EST)