Purple Toupee (Live NYC)

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song name Purple Toupee
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Live!! New York City 10/14/94, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1994
run time 2:48
sung by John Linnell; John Flansburgh sings back-up


  • Considering the subject matter of the song, it's notable that Flansburgh introduces this song saying "This is a stroll down memory lane" before the horns kick in.

Song Themes

1964 World's Fair, Age, Artificial Body Parts, Cities, Clothes, Colors, Death, Forgetting, Remembering, History, I Am, Precious Metal, Presidents, Size, Trade Names


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