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|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Why Does The Sun Shine? (EP), TMBG Clock Radio, Stumpbox, Podcast 11A, John Henry + Factory Showroom|
|first played||December 30, 1995 (2 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh, then John Linnell|
- From the back of the Why Does The Sun Shine? EP: "The Meat Puppets have always been a favorite with the younger set, and as their legend continued it was just a matter of time before They Might Be Giants fell under their magical, musical spell. Whirlpool, from their 1992 release Forbidden Places is a heart-stopping example of the Meat Puppets' lyrical wealth. The bass and saxophone arrangement presented here compliments the Meat Puppets' elfin vision."
- In 2021, John Flansburgh reflected on recording this song:
The Meat Puppets are a great band and hold a unique place in our hearts. Their story is so wild, a movie couldn't contain it...Whirlpool was more rehearsed and purposeful and I think stands up a little better [than "White Sport Coat"]. But just being able to collaborate, however long distance, with the Meat Puppets was a privilege.
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Whirlpool is currently ranked #265 out of 910. (45 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.56)