Don't Let's Start (1985 Demo)

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song name Don't Let's Start
artist They Might Be Giants
releases 1985 Demo Tape, Then: The Earlier Years
year 1985
run time 1:14; 1:06 on the 1985 Demo Tape
sung by John Linnell


  • The track as found on Then features a drum machine intro not present on the 1985 Demo Tape.
  • Flansburgh: "It's a very, very short almost like a sketch of the song. There's something about singing a song for the first time. The way John sang the melody was very pure, direct and fresh. It's difficult to fake freshness... you can't get your virginity back." (ICE Newsletter, 1996)
  • Apart from this sounding like a work-in-progress version of the version from the Pink Album, it also features far fewer lyrics than its album counterpart (No verses, only the choruses and the bridge) and completely different instrumentation.

Song Themes

I've Got A, Love Gone Sour, Songs With Handclaps


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