Stumpbox

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The Stumpbox bootleg series consists primarily of cover songs They Might Be Giants performed live.

These covers were typically recorded during the Stump The Band portion of TMBG's live shows, where the band would try to cover a song suggested by a member of the audience. The bootleg's name is also reference to the song "Stomp Box."

The first and second editions (Stumpbox and Stumpbox Speak My Thoughts) were released on March 20, 1996 and March 18, 1997, respectively, as homemade cassette dubs distributed via alt.music.tmbg by user Shimbot, AKA Phil.[1][2][3]

In 2004, a third digital-only bootleg was released by another fan, titled Stumpbox III The Ceaseless Screaming.[4]

Stumpbox (1996) track listing[edit]

Cassette artwork
  1. Intro
  2. Runaway
  3. Frankenstein
  4. We Are The World
  5. Smells Like Teen Spirit / Fire
  6. What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?
  7. Why Does The Sun Shine? (fast)
  8. I Wanna Be Sedated
  9. I Could Write A Book
  10. My Funny Valentine
  11. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  12. Lines Upon A Tranquil Brow
  13. Dominique
  14. Why Does The Sun Shine? (slow)
  15. Concrete And Clay
  16. A Horse With No Name
  17. The Joker
  18. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  19. Sunshine Of Your Love
  20. Elvira
  21. Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Dream
  22. See The Constellation
  23. Pictures Of Matchstick Men
  24. 25 O'Clock
  25. Honky Cat
  26. Cherry Pie
  27. Thriller
  28. A Fine Day
  29. Maybe I Know
  30. Forever
  31. White Rabbit
  32. Whirlpool
  33. Bill Cosby Mystery Theme
  34. One More Parade
  35. Happy Birthday
  36. Half-Breed
  37. Jessica
  38. This Land Is Your Land
  39. Spy
  40. You Are My Sunshine
  41. Lady Is A Tramp

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