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, DialASong.com (2000-2006), TMBG Clock Radio (as "TMBG Live" on FM dial), Podcast 46, Dial-A-Song Direct Bonus Tracks|
|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.
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