The World's Address (Joshua Fried Remix)

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song name The World's Address (Joshua Fried Remix)
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Don't Let's Start (Album), Miscellaneous T, Then: The Earlier Years
year 1989
run time 5:42
sung by John Flansburgh


  • This bizarre, partially unrecognizable version of "The World's Address" is the first official remix of a TMBG song.
  • Contains what sound like collected samples, but in fact are spoken additions done specifically for this remix. Joshua Fried on these homemade samples: "At the time I was making lots of vocal collages, and it seemed natural. And this was before sampling had quite taken over in the way it did."[1]
  • "You wanna give me a 10-9 on that, Pig Pen?" is the spoken line sampled from the 1975 song "Convoy" by C.W. McCall. In addition, the word "convoy" is sung in the background at this point.
  • The closing "Cha Cha Cha" was sung by Joshua Fried, as he revealed on the "Don't Let's Start" podcast[1].

Song Themes

Clothes, Criminal Activities, Hands, Lies And Deception, Music, People (Real), Puns, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Remixes, Science, Self-Reference, Spoken Word, Telecommunication, Titles And Honorifics


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