Town To Town

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song name Town to Town
artist Hello The Band
releases Hello The Band (EP)
year 1993
run time 2:58
sung by John Flansburgh, Joshua Fried, Robin Goldwasser


  • This song was one of the few recorded by Hello The Band, which consisted of John Flansburgh and Joshua Fried.
  • This song's backing beat is a sped-up sample of the beat from the 1989 N.W.A single, "Straight Outta Compton", which samples the Amen break.
  • From "We are treated to a hero worship to Tom Vu (who to the best remembrances of Brooklyn residents was a sort of an Asian Tony Robbins) in an 80's style bop known as 'Town To Town'."
  • The bridge lyrics (Hey Mr. Vu, fly away home / Your house is so lovely, your children so nice) reference the children's rhyme "Ladybird Ladybird" (Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home / Your house is on fire and your children are gone). The same rhyme was similarly referenced in the 1985 Tom Waits song "Jockey Full Of Bourbon".

Song Themes

Cities, Geography, Non-John Vocals, People (Real), Questions, Real Estate, Relatives, Songs With Samples, Super-Human Qualities, Titles And Honorifics


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