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Tuesday 6 January 2015


I own very few vinyl 45s. However, somewhat inexplicably, one of the few that I own is 1990's Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants.
According to the usual on-line source The group is best known for an unconventional and experimental style of alternative music.
I would call it quirky verging on novelty.
I don't think I've ever listened to the b-side before but a quick listen confirms this theory.
I seem to remember comparisons being made to REM and Talking Heads at the time - how wrong they were.
The single was huge and could be said to be catchy if it gets you in the right mood or irritating in the wrong mood.
It's been in my head for a few days so I thought it best to get it out there.

They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul

They Might Be Giants - Hot Cha


  1. Don't Lets the one I could never get out of my head. Annaang was probably their finest moment...relatively speaking.

  2. Probably one of the last vinyl singles I bought when t h see things were a regular occurrence. Still have it somewhere and love it. Never ever bought anything else by them.

  3. Really liked TMBG in the early days, especially the Lincoln and Flood albums. Still doing their thing to this day, but I just grew out of them, I guess. Nice memory here. Thanks.

  4. It's just one of *those* songs, isn't it? I agree - catchy in the right mood, irritating in the wrong mood, but still it somehow endures. The lyrics get me every time.

  5. Loved the album "Flood" from which that single was taken, especially "Dead"..

  6. Never really understood the appeal of TMBG...always found them the wrong side of quirky.