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Music video for "Ampersand"

song name Ampersand
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song (2018), My Murdered Remains
year 2018
run time 2:22
sung by John Flansburgh


  • Video directed by Ajax Digital Design.
  • Regarding the percussion in this song, Flansburgh described the tambourine sequence as "very even/robotic/hocket-y back and forth," and explained that "it is just a homemade sample of me hitting a tiny tambourine and being played back as eighth notes. There is a china cymbal and a half-broken maraca that are also 'self-sampled' and both sped up AND slowed down, and then there is Mr. Marty Beller playing the rest of the part."[1]

Song Themes

Cities, Doors, Insects, Loneliness, Love, Reading, Recycled Material, Sports, This Town, Writing


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