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Music video for "Unpronounceable"

song name Unpronounceable
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song (2015), Glean
year 2015
first played April 25, 2015 (18 known performances)
run time 3:23
sung by John Linnell; John Flansburgh sings the bridge


  • The music video for this song was directed by I Think We're Still Thinking, which is comprised of William Shum, who previously directed the music video for "Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel", and Momoe Narazaki. The group would later direct the music video for "The Velvet Ape".
  • Regarding the audio cut-out effect, Flansburgh said: "Like the guitar on Ana Ng, the track is gated. Getting the gate to open and close musically without snipping the audio waveforms in such a way that that causes a click was a bigger technical challenge than one might expect in this 21st century digital music world. Pat and John really drilled down on that part." (source)

Song Themes

Altered Voice, Furniture, Language, Mind Control, Hypnotism, Personification, Puns, Time


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