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|song name||32 Footsteps|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||1985 Demo Tape, They Might Be Giants, Then: The Earlier Years, Giants Jubilee|
|first played||September 13, 1985 (91 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell; John Flansburgh joins in for the bridge and outro.|
- The count-up at the end of this song is the result of a spontaneous improvisation by Flansburgh while recording. It starts at 1:28 with the number 28 and ends at 1:31 with the number 31.
- The "bing-bang-bingalong" part is simply the syllables "-ing -ang -ingalong" attached to successive consonants in the alphabet, from B to P. Every third set also has "-ay" after the "-ing -ang -ingalong," and each one of these -ay words all turn out to be real words ("day," "hay," "lay," and "pay").
- The 1985 Demo Tape mix is slightly different, lacking the electronic hand claps on the left channel of the album version.
- Flansburgh uses a "Special 20" harmonica on this recording, which allows the player to "bend notes".
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