Stalk Of Wheat

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song name Stalk of Wheat
artist They Might Be Giants
releases The Spine, TMBG Clock Radio
year 2004
first played September 28, 2003 (115 known performances)
run time 1:27
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh (backing)


  • The title is likely a reference to the song They Might Be Giants ("They might be frying up a stalk of wheat").
  • An instrument known as the Flex-A-Tone is used in this song. According to JF: "The Spine is our tenth album and the RIAA regulations insist that you only use the flex-a-tone once every ten albums. It is a restricted instrument, not because it's not versatile, because it's not versatile, it's just that it's a really unsuccessful instrument."
  • A video of the song appears as a bonus track on the Here Come The ABCs DVD.

Song Themes

Animals, Bad English, Creative Drought, Death, Dreams, Food, Funny But Sad, Money, Not In 4-4 Time, Problems With Liner Notes, Recycled Material, Size, Swing Feel, Time


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Stalk Of Wheat is currently ranked #350 out of 910. (79 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.42)