Guitar Was The Case

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Tony Millionaire's artwork for the song
Rykodisc artwork

song name Guitar Was the Case
artist Mono Puff
releases Unsupervised, They "Might Be" Giants, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1996
first played June 27, 1996 (13 known performances)
run time 2:38
sung by Note.svg Instrumental


  • The title is a reference to the Snoop Dogg song "Murder Was the Case".
  • Flansburgh says, "Originally written as a ska song for a TV program and later rejected by finicky producers, this track takes some of its melodic inspiration from 'Hall Of Heads' off of TMBGs Apollo 18 album, and a lot of its vibe from the recordings of the Ventures and Dick Dale. It's essentially a surf guitar duel between me (on the right speaker) and Mr. Mike Viola of the Candy Butchers (on the left speaker.) It also introduces the awesome boogie-power of the rhythm section: Mr. Hal Cragin (Iggy Pop) and Mr. Steve Calhoon (Skeleton Key)."

Song Themes

Music, Recycled Material


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