Thunderbird (Demo)

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song name Thunderbird
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Non LP Tracks
year 1999
run time 2:59
sung by John Linnell


  • This is an officially unreleased studio demo of "Thunderbird" known to exist only on a scarcely available 2001 internal CD. It was recorded during sessions with the Butcher Bros. for a new rock album in 1999[1], but would be shelved after the sessions collapsed[2].
  • This version contains an additional lyrical verse which was not in the version from The Spine. In addition, 'fall' and 'crawl' are reversed from later versions. These lyrics and the demo's faster arrangement were also used in live shows between 1999 and 2001.

Song Themes

Addiction, Compulsion, Backwards, Drinking, Falling, Forgetting And Remembering, Oblique Cliches Or Idiom, Plans, Questions, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Relatives, Super-Human Qualities, Transportation, Yes


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