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The actual Richards on Richards in Vancouver, BC.

song name Vancouver
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Venue Songs, Vancouver BC August 12, 2004
year 2004
first played August 12, 2004 (20 known performances)
run time 1:58
sung by John Linnell


  • Also known as "Richard's On Richards" in the original concert setlist, as it was TMBG's venue song for the now-defunct Richard's on Richards in Vancouver.
  • This song is very similar to "My Best Friend's Girl" by The Cars. The synthesizer in the alternate version and featured briefly in the Venue Songs version is very similar to that used by The Cars, and the guitar line starting with the lyric "You know what I mean" is almost note-for-note the same as the bass line used in "My Best Friend's Girl," starting with the lyric "Here she comes again."
  • The opening lines are a play on the opening lines of Rick James' "Super Freak," "She's a very kinky girl/The kind you don't take home to mother."

Song Themes

Egoism And Pretentiousness, Hair, People (Imaginary), The Senses, Transportation, Venue Songs


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