I was at the Newmarket show last night, and I'm pretty sure Flansburgh said the song was titled 'Unimpressed', not 'I'm Impressed'. That, and 'I'm Impressed' was only said once or twice, and 'Unimpressed' was said many times. 126.96.36.199
I really liked the sound of this song :) -Fwahobadagadz 02:53, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
Reminds me a bit of the Grindhouse soudtrack for some reason. --Droffats 03:31, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm just putting this somewhere cause I don't know where it would fit, but on WMGK (Philadelphia) there is some kind of commercial thing, and at the end under the guy talking they play the opening drums to this song, and a second later, the last four chords and the bell. Pretty cool, since MGK is classic rock. Mr. 77
- Woot for 102.9! I heard that commercial, yeah, most definitely I'm Impressed. I hope They got some royalties on that one.
The first time I heard this song was at a show back in September, and since then I've loved it! At the show, they opened with I'm Impressed, and I truly was impressed. Live, it sounds totally incredible!
So, does someone have a clip of the Marble Madness music that this supposedly resembles? I'd love to hear it! --Duke33 16:31, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
- Here ya go! Personally, I don't see the connection. If that link doesn't work, try this one. --WhatIsThatThing 18:21, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
- Hmmm. I don't hear it at all. I'm inclined to remove this trivia, unless someone can make a convincing argument. Can someone point to the points that sound similar? Has Linnell himself ever admitted that the Marble Madness song was an inspiration for this song??? --Duke33 14:42, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
- I hear the 'exits in back of me' in the hook of the Marble Madness tune, but that's about it. I feel it doesn't really bear a true relation to the music. -- MooseBlaster 08:56, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Has anyone else noticed the blocking/FFT/banding distortion in the album version? It sounds exactly like the song, or at least the vocal track, was an MP3 at some point in its history. tgies 05:09, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
- I did, but I blamed it on my crappy speakers. Made me think not one sound emitting device in my house could stand up to the sheer rock this song emits. Anyway, I think that it might just be distorted on purpose. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 08:16, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Who else thought the video is disgustingly cool? I wouldn't show it to a small child, though. Those are the robots from the Shadow Gov't's vid, I think. Mr. 77
- I think the video syncs up unnaturally well to the song. I never would have thought of it like that! Much better than the recent Shadow Gov't vid which didn't really tie into the song...but these robots seemed a lot different than the Shadow vid... --WhatIsThatThing 01:14, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
- oh. I saw the Shadow Gov't vid only once, so that's why I was wrong. Mr. 77
Well, I think that this video is far, far better than the video for The Shadow Government. Whilst it's icky beyond belief (ah, the wonders of the human psyche), I think it a wholly engrossing video and one which I'd be happy seeing a multitude of times. Don't think a video station would touch it though... On a side note, does anyone think a double-A side is coming out, or do you think these videos are purely to promote the album? -- MooseBlaster
Easily the best song on The Else, I'm Impressed shows a less oblique Linnell than in the past. An anti war/anti US foreign policy song its obviously about Iraq. It's origins, of Unimpressed are more bitingly translated into "I'm Impressed" in the attractiveness of great power, even if one thinks it wrong. This clever twist on the protest song stops it being preachy (you have to wait for Take out the Trash for that sin) and enables one to muse on the old maxim that power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. And I was pro the Iraq war! Linnell has toyed with mass delusion and indoctrination in the less explicit The Bells on Factory Showroom, but here its quite obvious about what he is talking about. Sounding ultra cool, in an alternate world where genius is rewarded this song would have been number 1 for about 7 weeks and Linnell would be dating Britney Spears. The only problem for the band is that there is nothing else on the album that even reaches the highs that this track hits. An awesome awesome song. (Mr Tuck)
Music Video Information
I found the credits for this video on Javan Ivey's homepage. If anyone wants to work it into the article somehow.
Production Company: BENT Image Lab Director: Rob Shaw Executive Producers: Chel White, Ray Di Carlo Senior Producer: Tsui Ling Toomer Producer: Kara Place Bent Creative Partner: Chel White Director of Photography: Mark Eifert, James Birkett Animators: Rob Shaw, Sarah Hulin Assistant Animators: Brian Kinkley, Marty Easterday Character Designer: Bartek Prusiewicz Storyboard Artist: Monique Ligons Art Department Director: Solomon Burbridge Art Department: Diana Joy Parker, Marty Easterday Digital Compositors: Orland Nutt, Brian Kinkley Online Editor: Jon Weigand Production Assistant: Chris Parkhurst Interns: Javan Ivey, Alisa Stern, Jamie Edwards, Jesse Hollis ©2007 Bent Image Lab/They Might Be Giants
The music video for this song was selected for the 'Commercials and music videos' competition of the 2009 edition of the Belgian film festival Anima: http://www.animatv.be/movie.php?pageID=39&ln=3&lnc=3 - Wout
For anyone who has any interest, and in case you don't check Their Facebook often (like me) you might be mildly interested to know that They say that it is "about tyrants," then provide a link to the video. click it! Now go back to whatever little mundane thing you were doing before. Apollo