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Music video for "Unpronounceable"

song name Unpronounceable
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song (2015), Glean
year 2015
first played April 25, 2015 (18 known performances)
run time 3:23
sung by John Linnell; John Flansburgh sings the bridge and provides harmony near the end


  • The music video for this song was directed by I Think We're Still Thinking, which is comprised of William Shum, who previously directed the music video for "Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel", and Momoe Narazaki. The group would later direct the music video for "The Velvet Ape".
  • Regarding the audio cut-out effect, Flansburgh said: "Like the guitar on Ana Ng, the track is gated. Getting the gate to open and close musically without snipping the audio waveforms in such a way that that causes a click was a bigger technical challenge than one might expect in this 21st century digital music world. Pat and John really drilled down on that part."[1]

Song Themes

Altered Voice, Eyes, Furniture, Language, Love Gone Sour, Mind Control, Hypnotism, Personification, Puns, Time


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