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|song name||25 O'Clock|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs Of XTC, TMBG Clock Radio, Stumpbox, Podcast 8A|
|sung by||John Flansburgh, John Linnell|
- Words and music by The Dukes of Stratosphear (the psychedelic alter-egos of XTC). Flansburgh expressed praise for the original song in a 2018 interview with Consequence of Sound.
- According to Flansburgh in a 1995 appearance on Sound fX, TMBG was originally planning to cover XTC's "This Is Pop" for the same tribute album, but it "proved to be too difficult."
- The backwards part lists bands that were contemporary with XTC, including Adam Ant. This inspired the song "XTC Vs. Adam Ant".
- Three years prior to the release of the XTC tribute album, TMBG had been dared during a radio show's Stump The Band segment to play this song, but opted instead to play The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Fire".
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25 O'Clock is currently ranked #312 out of 910. (29 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.48)
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