Unrelated Thing

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song name Unrelated Thing
artist They Might Be Giants
releases John Henry, John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1994
first played December 10, 1993 (32 known performances)
run time 2:30
sung by John Linnell


On Unrelated Thing it’s a Martin tiple which is an extremely chimey Columbian instrument that is like a ukelele with a ton of unison strings. It was modified at Mandolin Bros. into what you could describe as an octave 12-string guitar. It’s also at the top of With The Dark.

  • Flansburgh on the song's meaning in a 1995 interview: "[It] is about how hard it is for couples to communicate with one another."

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