The Edison Museum
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|song name||The Edison Museum|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Dial-A-Song, Long Tall Weekend, No!, TMBG Clock Radio|
|sung by||Nick Hill|
- From the Summer 1999 Info Club newsletter: "The true life story of 'the tallest, greatest and most famous haunted mansion in New Jersey.' Written by John Linnell and Brian Dewan, and sung with profound gusto by WFMU DJ Nick Hill."
- This is the oldest song written by TMBG to be featured on No!; the recording heard on the album was created eleven years earlier in 1991, and revised in 1999 for Long Tall Weekend. The song was originally created and released for a WFMU tribute album to Thomas Edison.
- In a retrospective song-by-song analysis of No! John and John said of this song:
Nick Hill plays an instrument called the vibraband on this track. It's a piece of rubber that is stretched across the lips and blown through. You can hear it underneath his singing on the second verse. It sounds kind of like the voice on the other end of the telephone in an old time radio show. The Edison Museum in West Orange, New Jersey is sometimes open to the public and has lots of cool stuff in it, including the wax cylinder recording equipment on which we recorded a scratchier version of this song.
- This song has never been performed live by TMBG, although it appeared on the setlist on October 23, 1999 at The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY which was intended to be a complete Long Tall Weekend album show.
- More on the Edison Museum at Wikipedia.
- Watch it on - Live performance by Brian Dewan
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The Edison Museum is currently ranked #682 out of 800. (40 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.13)