#107 – “Come On And Wreck My Car” (1992)

Apollo 18

L.K.: We are having the worst luck lately! A.S.: Yeah, although I will say that this is one of my favorite “Fingertips” songs. It has a good energy that sustains its 12-second length. L.K.: Its single-sentence lyric is the sort of thing that sounds great when shouted or shrieked at increasingly higher pitches, as Flansburgh tends to do in … Continue reading

#106 – “Indiana Wants Me” (198?)

TMBG Unlimited - July

A.S.: So here’s another song that isn’t quite TMBG but was released by TMBG. L.K.: It’s from a pre-TMBG band John Flansburgh was in. I don’t know if they recorded any other songs or if this was their only recording. A.S.: This song features members of The Turtlenecks, the band Flansburgh was in that not only immediately predated … Continue reading

#49 – “Don’t Let’s Start” (1986)

They Might Be Giants

L.K.: AAAAHHH WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ALL THE GOOD SONGS. A.S.: I’m enjoying discussing all these undisputed classics/popular favorites, but we’re setting ourselves up for just, I dunno, five lousy kids songs in a row at some point. L.K.: We are going to get 10 “Fingertips”/McSweeney’s songs, followed by “Ten Mississippi”. A.S.: We’ve had a disproportionately large number of really … Continue reading

#8 – “1999” (1985)

TMBG Unlimited - July

L.K.: I forgot how screamy this cover was. A.S.: This is such a fantastic cover, in that bears-virtually-no-resemblance-to-the-original early TMBG way. L.K.: I love early TMBG covers because they’re all so delightfully fucked up.  Did they not know the lyrics, or did they just decide it would be more interesting to scream gibberish instead of attempt to enunciate … Continue reading

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