They Might Be Giants Dial A Song 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ash76, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    TMBG have rebooted their Dial A Song service again for 2018 with a new song each Wednesday.
    I'll link them here as they're posted like I did in 2015.
    They also have a new album coming out on January 19 called I Like Fun which is set to be a very dark album and according to an early review, their best album in a quarter century

    First up
    Week 1 - All Time What

     
  2. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    John and John are back!
    (Though were never away)
    Already 2018 is looking up.
     
  3. theholygoof

    theholygoof Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Very cool--thanks for doin so, Ash! I remember calling the old answering machine and hearing an early version of'Hey Mr. DJ'. Love-love they continue to do this.
     
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  4. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    You can still call Dial A Song though the number's changed from the good old days. The number is (844) 387-6962.
    There's also www.dialasong.com and their youtube channel.
     
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  5. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    just learned that taco bell is adding fries to their menu.

    and now this!
     
  6. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    I forgot to mention, every 2nd week the DAS offering will be from their new album until they've all been posted. This is a non album track which probably explains the quality not being up there

    Week 2 - Dr. Sy Fly

     
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  7. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    Next is the title track from their new album which is officially released on Friday. Took a couple of listens but now I really like this song.

    Week 3 - I Like Fun

     
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  8. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    I'm hijacking my own thread to remind anyone interested that the new TMBG album "I Like Fun" is out today (tomorrow for most of you).

    I have been listening to this album pretty much every chance I get for the last week since it was made available for preview and it's fantastic - quite possibly in my top 5 TMBG albums though it's still early days.

    The tracklist is:

    1. Let's Get This Over With
    2. I Left My Body
    3. All Time What
    4. By The Time You Get This
    5. An Insult To The Fact Checkers
    6. Mrs Bluebeard
    7. I Like Fun
    8. Push Back The Hands
    9. This Microphone
    10. The Bright Side
    11. When The Light Comes On
    12. Lake Monsters
    13. McCafferty's Bib
    14. The Greatest
    15. Last Wave

    Highlights for me after my first 10 or so listens are Let's Get This Over With, By The Time You Get This, Mrs Bluebeard, I Like Fun, Push Back The Hands (probably my favourite), This Microphone, McCafferty's Bib and Last Wave but they're pretty much all great with only a couple that don't really do it for me.
     
  9. Westerwick

    Westerwick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    I will be getting a copy, one needs a new TMBG album every now and then ! Saw them play live two years ago, they were fun !
     
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  10. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    I see you're in Scotland. They're touring the UK in a few months time. Tickets are available now if you want to catch them again
     
  11. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    New one is a non-album track

    Week 4 - Dog

     
  12. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    Next up, another Flans song from I Like Fun. G.O.A.T

    Week 5 - The Greatest

     
  13. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    I just read in an interview John Flansburg said the vocal sample over the song is Jack Bruce and is played on a mellotron. Cool to know
     
  14. Pinstripedclips

    Pinstripedclips Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    A sound released against Jacks wishes by Mellotron Archives.
     
  15. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    The second Escape Team song

    Week 6 - Jackie The Clipper

     
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  16. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    It's that time of the week again. Yet another great Flans song from I Like Fun. This one has a 69s vibe. The must be holding off on the Linnell album songs.

    Week 7 - The Bright Side

     
  17. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    So now their albums are basically annual collections of their DAS material from throughout the previous year, like an annual report to shareholders. Seems to be working for them.
     
  18. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    This is one of my favourite songs off the new album, possibly my favourite and probably the catchiest song ever about a car crash.
    Great video too.
    Not sure why they've done a song off I Like Fun for a second week in a row though.

    Week 8 - Push Back The Hands

     
  19. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    Location:
    New York
    No actual dial?
     
  20. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    Feel free to phone Dial-A-Song on (844) 387-6962 which is the old school way to hear it.
     
  21. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    The first non-album Flans song this year

    Week 9 - Rowboat Mayor

     
  22. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    The third Escape Team song

    Week 10 - Chip The Chip

     
  23. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    This was the winning entry of a competition to make a video clip for I Left My Body judged by Open Mike Eagle. Great song, great clip. Congratulations to the winner.

    Week 11 - I Left My Body

     
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  24. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    Another non-album track which is really growing on me after a couple of ticks

    Week 12 - Tick Tick Tick

     
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  25. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member Thread Starter

    A bit late with this one but not many people are following so it's more for my own amusement at this stage.

    This is probably my favourite Flans song from I Like Fun and I love the video

    Week 13 - This Microphone

     
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