Talk:Man, It's So Loud In Here

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Dance Dance Revolution[edit]

I recently got addicted to DDR at a friend's house, so I came home and first thing I did was download StepMania, a PC freeware clone of DDR. Then I downloaded a program that automatically generates a step file for a song called Dancing Monkeys (http://www.monket.net/wiki/dancing-monkeys) and ran Man, It's So Loud In Here through it. I have to know, am I the only one who thinks they should have taken this song instead of Istanbul?

I'm pretty sure they picked Istanbul just because it's a fairly well-known song. Maybe if MiSLiH were a radio hit, it would've been included instead. :D Oh, well. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 18:44, 30 May 2006 (CDT)

Anonymous Quote[edit]

An anonymous user posted this yesterday:

  • From an interview with John Flansburgh:
I can tell you a related story - in the mid 80s we were playing a very late night show at a very large, very notorious disco called The Saint. Rumor had it that the Saint had been built where the old Fillmore East had been, but that was all before our time as a band in NYC. The Saint was constructed in the immediate post-Studio 54 moment and was quite spectacular. It had a complete working planetarium projector in the center of the dancefloor, and a fully domed ceiling just like in a real planetarium-but it was all in the service of a crazy disco light show. The stage was actually outside the dome; they had cut a little rectangle in the shell and made a sliding wall that worked like a curtain to reveal the band and the stage. Well, standing outside the dome on the stage I could see all the rigging and an ornate proscenium above the stage just above the dome. It dawned on us that we were playing on the actual stage of the Fillmore East even though it was now entirely repurposed and "discotized." Realizing that They Might Be Giants were the cultural bridge between the Allman Bros. and that most disco of disco audience at the Saint was a very strange sensation.

I removed it because a) There was no cite for the interview source, and b) I didn't make the connection to this song. What does anyone else think about removing this? If someone can make a convincing argument as to why it should go on this page, we'll put it back. --Duke33 16:28, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

The quote's from http://www.gothamist.com/2007/05/15/john_flansburgh.php, and I guess the connection is that Flans said the venue had become "discotized," much like this song's setting now looks "just like a nightclub." It could've well been the song's inspiration, but the quote contains no mention of the song, and is pretty lengthy. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 19:32, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I could have sworn this song was a Flansburg tune. I feel kind of stupid now. -azechiel 22:15 PDT, 16 Sept 2007

What happened to the interpretations?

They're right here --Valerie 20:23, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Mink Car vs. Dial-A-Song[edit]

I went looking for this on iTunes, and two came up, The one from Mink Car and the one off Dial-A-Song: 20. The length of the on from Dial-A-Song: 20 is 4 seconds longer than the one from Mink Car. I usually assume they just added on a few more seconds of silence, But I compared them at full blast on the speakers and there is no silence at the end of either of them. They both start at the same time. Therefore, the Dial-A-Song: 20 Man, It's So Loud In Here as a longer fadeout, meaning it's a different mix. Should another page be made for this version? -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 13:31, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm no song expert, but if it's a different mix I guess there could be a different page for it. Anyone else agree? -- Buzzmusic100 ("Keep your voice down...")
To be continued...