Addendum to the Previous Post

Quin – TMBG was, for a while, my favorite band. I was at this show at the House of Blues in LA in ’95. This is one of their greats, in part because it includes the lyric “But they’re like the people chained up in the cave/In the allegory of the people in the cave by the Greek guy.” Enjoy!


  1. Quin Finnegan says

    Yeah, that’s a great songs – the horns especially. And I certainly like anything that includes Greek.

    Factory Showroom really is one great song after another: Metal Detector, Your Own Worst Enemy, Spiraling Shape, James K. Polk … I think Spiraling Shape might even be better than BHIYS

  2. Quin Finnegan says

    Spiraling Shape – just the first 30 seconds, unfortunately. Just a taste of the greatness that is They Might Be Giants.

    Down, down, down you go / No way to stop / As you fall, hear me call / No, no, no / Listen to this / warning and / Consider these / Simple words of advice / Stop, stop, stop / Fogging the view, cupping face to the window / In darkness you make out a spiralling shape / Putting all reason aside you exchange / What you got for a thing that’s hypnotic and strange / The spiralling shape / will make you go insane

    Try to just listen to the song once. It can’t be done!

  3. F.X. Martin says

    Yeah, Factory Showroom was their peak, says I.

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