Talk:Lie Still, Little Bottle

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Is there a reference to the Who song "Mary Ann with the Shaky Hand" (with the lyric, "Guys come from every city just to shake her shaky hand")? ~ magbatz

i might be willing to put money on that... it's not like tmbg has never referenced or covered the who before... --ant 05:00, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

The Man Who Sailed Around His Little Bottle[edit]

Not as if the Giants need any more comparisons to XTC, but this one is fairly relevant. On 1986's Skylarking, XTC has a low-key song called "The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul". It starts out with a flute, bass line, and finger snaps, has a very lounge-lizard feel, and gets louder in the middle. Sound familiar? I can't help but imagine that with as much as these guys admire XTC, "LS,LB" has to be somewhat inspired by "TMWSAHS". Also, there's a jazzy flourish at the end of XTC's song that could have inspired the improv outro of "Spy". All just food for thought. --MisterMe (talk) 19:45, 20 December 2013 (EST)

Holy smokes, John Flansburgh gave an amazing response when I submitted this question to the tumblr. Check it out here! --MisterMe (talk) 20:43, 24 December 2013 (EST)