Songs Not On Streaming

From This Might Be A Wiki

These releases contain unique songs in the They Might Be Giants studio canon of albums and EPs that have been officially released by the band on formats including CDs, vinyl and downloads, but are unavailable on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.

While some of these are historical releases that have yet to be made available for digital purchase and streaming, a few are newer projects that TMBG has made exclusive to their official webstores. The 2018 releases The Escape Team, My Murdered Remains (with More Murdered Remains), as well as the 2021 The Pamphlet EP are available to download on tmbgshop.com.

Songs that are available on streaming services are not included in the tracklists below.

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (EP) (1990)[edit]

Released on 12" EP (except "Ant") and CD.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
2 James K. Polk (Original Version) 3:16

 

3 Stormy Pinkness 1:10

 

4 Ant (Original Version) 1:53

 

5 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Brownsville Mix) 5:12

 

N/A

I Palindrome I (EP) (1992)[edit]

Released on CD.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
2 Cabbagetown 2:56

 

3 Siftin' 2:34

 

4 Larger Than Life 4:17

 

N/A

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (EP) (1992)[edit]

Released on CD.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (Williamsburgh Mix) 4:13

 

N/A
2 The Guitar (Outer Planet Mix) 6:39

 

N/A
3 Welcome to The Jungle 2:28

 

4 I Blame You 1:53

 

5 Moving to The Sun 2:19

 

6 The Guitar (Even Further Outer Planet Mix) 6:38

 

N/A

O Tannenbaum (Single) (1993)[edit]

Released on 7" single.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
2 Christmas Cards 2:32

 

N/A

Back To Skull (1994)[edit]

Released on CD.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
2 Ondine 2:31

 

3 She Was A Hotel Detective 3:21

 

4 Mrs. Train 3:00

 

5 Snail Dust 3:38

 

N/A

Mono Puff - The Devil Went Down To Newport (EP) (1996)[edit]

Released on CD.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
2 Oddball 3:19

 

3 Tryptophane 1:36

 

4 The Devil Went Down To Newport (Totally Remade) 5:27

 

N/A

John Linnell - House Of Mayors (1996)[edit]

Released on CD.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Preamble: Fernando Wood 0:57

 

N/A
2 Processional 1:31

 

N/A
3 DeWitt Clinton 2:03

 

4 Processional 0:54

 

N/A
5 John Purroy Mitchel 0:54

 

N/A
6 Will You Love Me In December As You Do In May? 2:28

 

7 Processional 0:40

 

8 Fiorello LaGuardia 1:08

 

N/A
9 David Dinkins 1:08

 

N/A
10 House Of Mayors 4:03

 


S-E-X-X-Y (EP) (1996)[edit]

Released on CD.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
2 Sensurround 3:02

 

3 Unforgotten 3:06

 

4 We've Got A World That Swings 2:05

 

5 S-E-X-X-Y (The Warren Rigg Microwave Mix) 7:52

 

N/A

Bed, Bed, Bed (Book) (2003)[edit]

Released on CD with accompanying book.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Impossible 3:14

 

2 Happy Doesn't Have To Have An Ending 2:29

 

3 Idlewild 1:35

 

4 Bed Bed Bed Bed Bed 3:02

 


T-Shirt (Single) (2005)[edit]

B-side from Here Come The ABCs released as an iTunes exclusive download that has since been delisted.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 T-Shirt 2:10

 


Here Comes Science (2009)[edit]

Released as an Amazon MP3 exclusive download.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
20 Waves 1:32

 


Four Covers From TMBG (2012)[edit]

Released on 7" EP.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 It Was A Very Good Year 2:48

 

N/A
2 Concrete And Clay 2:22

 

3 Up The Junction 2:48

 

N/A
4 I Love To Sing 0:53

 

N/A

The Avatars Of They (EP) (2013)[edit]

Released on 7" EP.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 He's Loco 1:46

 

N/A
2 Ratcatcher Day 1:16

 

3 Goatee 1:32

 

N/A
4 3 Chords, 2 Teeth, 1 Eye 1:52

 

N/A

Dial-A-Song (2015)[edit]

Released as a download.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
45 College Town 2:04

 


Dial-A-Song (2018)[edit]

Released as a download.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
43 I Am A Ring 2:17

 


The Escape Team (2018)[edit]

Released on CD, vinyl and download.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Jackie The Clipper 2:21

 

2 Chip The CHiP 1:48

 

3 Burnice 1:54

 

4 Dr. Sy Fly 2:03

 

5 Dunkin Of Course Of Course 2:11

 

6 Mr. Mischief Night 2:10

 

7 John Postal 2:35

 

8 Flo Wheeler 2:03

 

9 Corrupted Lyle 1:37

 

10 Re-PETE Offender 2:12

 

11 The Poisonousness 2:55

 


My Murdered Remains (2018)[edit]

Released on CD, vinyl and download.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
3 Gudetama's Busy Days 2:39

 

4 Dog 2:25

 

5 Ampersand 2:22

 

6 Applause Applause Applause 2:07 
7 The Neck Rolls Aren't Working 2:58

 

8 Selectionist 3:03

 

N/A
9 I Haven't Been Right Yet 2:35

 

10 Unctuous Robot 1:48

 

11 The Bullies 2:04

 

12 Tractor 2:31

 

13 Rowboat Mayor 2:49

 

14 Tick Tick Tick Tick 2:35

 

15 Last Wave (Alternative Version) 3:58

 

N/A
16 Best Regrets 3:35

 


More Murdered Remains (2018)[edit]

Released on CD and download as disc 2 of My Murdered Remains.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 This Is Only Going To Go One Way 2:41

 

2 Prepare 3:00

 

3 No Cops 1:22

 

4 Starry Eyes 3:27

 

5 The Velvet Ape 3:01

 

6 Tesla (2 4 6 8 Remix) 2:06

 

N/A
7 Whole Lot Of Glean 2:18

 

8 I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar 2:18

 

N/A
9 Rock Club 2:34

 

10 Thankful For Your Service
On streaming as part of 27: The Most Perfect Album
2:10

 

11 The Summer Breeze 2:09

 

12 Another Weirdo 1:56

 

13 Door To Door Minotaur 1:40

 

N/A
14 The Greatest (Full-Length Mix) 2:31

 

N/A
15 Christmas In The Big House 2:03

 

N/A
16 The Power Of Dial-A-Song 1:07

 

N/A

The Pamphlet EP (2021)[edit]

Released as a download included with BOOK from tmbgshop.com.

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Helicopters Of Elves 1:50

 

2 Buckle Down, Winsocki 2:24

 

N/A
3 There Will Be Sad 1:39

 

4 Fortnight 1:07

 

N/A