Become A Robot
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|song name||Become a Robot|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||1985 Promotional Demo Tape #7, 1985 Demo Tape, Dial-A-Song, Free When You Call From Work, Then: The Earlier Years, Selections From Then|
|first played||July 10, 1983 (1 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell|
- Written and recorded for a Restless polka compilation, but rejected (just like "I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die").
- John Flansburgh has said that the song "uses a Fairlight, which was then a brand new invention, like a music sampler and computer. Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel — every Brit art-rocker guy had a Fairlight in the '80s."
- The lyrics for this song contained in the booklet for Then include the line "here's hoping you don't harbor a wishnik," even though that is clearly not what is being sung.
- According to Bill Krauss in the Miscellaneous T Facebook group, "Become a Robot" was the first song he ever heard from the band, who performed it at a Dr. B's show he attended in 1983.
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Become A Robot is currently ranked #442 out of 910. (46 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.24)