The World's Address (Joshua Fried Remix)

From This Might Be A Wiki

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.

Song Themes

Clothes, Criminal Activities, Hands, Lies, Deception, Music, People (Real), Puns, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Remixes, Science, Self-Reference, Talking, Not Singing, Telecommunication, Titles And Honorifics


Current Rating

You must be logged in to rate this. You can either login (if you have a userid) or create an account with us today.

The World's Address (Joshua Fried Remix) is currently ranked #839 out of 910. (61 wikians have given it an average rating of 6.69)