Walking My Cat Named Dog
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|song name||Walking My Cat Named Dog|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Dial-A-Song (2015), Why?|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell backs|
- This is a cover of a 1966 song by Norma Tanega, which was also covered by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show.
- Video directed by Mixtape Club.
- In a 2011 interview with Stereogum, John Flansburgh identified this song as a touchpoint for the music on the album Join Us:
Norma Tanega had a hit with this song in the mid-sixties, and as a small child I really dug its crazy point of view. She wrote a number of ballads for Dusty Springfield after this, but this is the song I can never forget.
- In 2019, Flansburgh described the original Tanega album as "amazing":
I knew the song from my childhood, and found the album in a very dim corner of a record store and couldn't believe what a fine nugget it turned out to be. You're Dead and A Street that Rhymes are so original. You hear them popping up on HBO shows and elsewhere now which is interesting.
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