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|song name||Weep Day|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Then: The Earlier Years, Selections From Then, Mightathon, Podcast 22A|
|first played||July 7, 1983 (2 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell, John Flansburgh (background)|
- Flansburgh in a 1996 interview with ICE Magazine: "Just a good song we never put on a record."
- Although the song has very few documented live performances, Flansburgh has said that it was ”played many many times live in the years before we started making records.”
- From the liner notes for Then: The Earlier Years:
The germ for Weep Day was the hyphenated reference to a song on the back of a Bob Dylan record jacket which read "Mr. Tambo-
urine Man." Flansburgh drew disturbing likenesses of both Mr. Tambo and Urine Man and Linnell dreamed up their antithetical relationship and set it to music.
- The Dylan record jacket has yet to be identified by TMBG or fans.
- The Oakland Raiders were a football team, not a baseball team. They are currently based in Las Vegas.
- This song was covered by Logan Whitehurst and the Junior Science Club, and released on the album The Mini-Album of Luv in 2003.
- This song was quoted in the outro of the song "Qualifiers" by hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle in 2014.
- This song was titled "Tropical Island (aka A Wonderful Song)" on the Power Of Dial-A-Song bootleg.
Dancing, German, Islands, Music, Oblique Cliches Or Idiom, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, People (Imaginary), Puns, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Screaming, Self-Reference, Sports, Time, Writing, Yes
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