Snowball In Hell (Demo)

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song name Snowball in Hell
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song, The Frank O' Toole Show
year 1986
run time 2:27
sung by John Flansburgh


  • The same self-help tape used on the album is used here. The "Okay, okay" sampled intro is from this tape. Fades out with the "I'm not back on it, Joe" sample heard on Lincoln.
  • Two significantly different versions of this song were played on The Frank O'Toole Show; the first has an electric guitar playing the chords, and the second (labeled as a reprise) replaces the guitar with a synthesizer, and also contains a different, much louder bass track. As a result, the bridges are particularly different. The reprise includes an extra synth intro, and lacks the repeating "Not back on it, Joe" sample in the outro. The reprise is also in mono, and runs faster than the first version, but this may be because of the quality of the tape the show was recorded on.

Song Themes

Aversion To Work, Coffee, Drugs, Food, Jail And Imprisonment, Money, Nonsense Words, Oblique Cliches Or Idiom, Occupations, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, Puns, Questions, Religion, Songs With Samples, Trade Names


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