Interpretations Talk:The Guitar

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I believe The Guitar is a song in similar meaning as Rhythm Section Want ad; it is a song that has a statement about They Might Be Giants. They have taken one of the most popular and well known songs and essentially said “This is how WE would do it” and it ends up being an amazing piece of work. I believe it is the best song on Apollo 18 (though I Palindrome I and The Statue Got Me High are absolutely fantastic as well, as is much of the rest of the album). Apollo 18 has been said to be TMBG’s most self-consciously clever album, a statement I agree with, and The Guitar embodies that statement perfectly. They Might Be Giants are different and unique in their music, a message that comes through clearly in this song.