Marty Beller Mask
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|song name||Marty Beller Mask|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Album Raises New And Troubling Questions, Modern|
|first played||October 29, 2011 (45 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- Whitney Houston was a popular R&B singer, and did not resemble Marty Beller. However, Marty has stated that he is a fan of both Whitney and her movie The Bodyguard.
- This song's chorus consists of references to Whitney Houston songs:
- Following the release of Album Raises New And Troubling Questions, this song became a staple in TMBG's setlists, but was retired shortly after on February 11, 2012, when Whitney Houston was found dead at age 48. Flansburgh: "TMBG is very saddened to hear of Whitney Houston's passing--so unexpected and so very sad. Out of respect we're retiring the song Marty Beller Mask from public performance." The music video was also removed from YouTube for a few months, returning on July 18, 2012. On August 31, 2022, the band brought the song back to their live show after a ten year hiatus.
- The video for this song was created by Flansburgh, using a time-lapse app for the iPhone.
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