They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul (12″)

theybegiantFrom 1990 and a band that had to wait several years before breaking through with this bit of quirky, Americano indie. Formed back in 1982 by John Linnell and John Flansburgh and still going. This was produced, again, by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley and is a 4 track 12″ which was a good taster for the band, being off the album  “Flood”. A quirky song with an obscure meaning written from the point of view of a canary-shaped nightlight ?! Short, extra tracks keep the obscure lyrics and themes, using weird sounds and sampled noises. “Ant” involves the fear of stuff happening when you’re are asleep. The reggae-lite of “Hearing Aid” with the immortal line “The electric chair’s not good enough… for King Lazy Bones like myself.” Finally, it’s the weird swing beat of “Hot Cha” with sampled horn.



A1 Birdhouse In Your Soul 3:16
A2 Hot Cha 1:32
B1 Hearing Aid 2:46
B2 Ant 0:41











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