Cowtown (1985 Demo 1)

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song name Cowtown
artist They Might Be Giants
releases 1985 Promotional Demo Tape #3, 1985 Promotional Demo Tape #6, Bill Krauss Demos
year 1985
run time 2:23
sung by John Flansburgh (John Linnell sings backup in the last chorus)


  • This version of the song is similar to the second 1985 demo, but contains a much more prominent bass drum and a more rocking guitar. It also includes a countoff alongside the intro synth.
  • Pieces of the instrumental can be heard during a circa. 1985 live performance of the song, which was a medley with a cover of 1999.

Song Themes

Animals, Cities, Colors, Friendship, Puns, Sea, Streets


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