They Might Be Giants (Song) (1984 Demo)

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song name They Might Be Giants
artist They Might Be Giants
releases 1984 Promotional Demo Tape, TMBG Unlimited - May, (2000-2006), TMBG Clock Radio (as "TMBG Live" on FM dial), Podcast 46, Dial-A-Song Direct Bonus Tracks
year 1984
run time 2:49
sung by John Flansburgh


  • One of the band's very first recordings, this four track recording bears a fair amount of similarity to the final version that appeared on 1990 album Flood but slightly different lyrics, and a lot more "out" improvisation.
  • The line about "yelling out 'albatross'", which appears in both early versions as well as current live versions, is a reference to a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  • Hiya Hi can be heard fading out faintly at the start of the official MP3, suggesting that this was sourced from an as-yet-uncirculated demo tape.

Song Themes

Body Parts, Easter Eggs, Hair, Lies, Deception, Questions, Self-Reference, Size, Weather


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