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The Spine

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The Spine
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LP by They Might Be Giants
Released July 5, 2004 (UK)
July 13, 2004 (USA)
Recorded 2004 (?)
Genre Rock
Length 35 min 53 sec
Record label Idlewild/Rounder
Producer Pat Dillett
Professional reviews
Allmusic 3 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:fu4gtq8zzu43)
They Might Be Giants Chronology
Mink Car
(2001)
The Spine
(2004)
N/A

The Spine is the tenth full-length They Might Be Giants studio album. The album was released on July 5, 2004 in the UK, and July 13 in the US (see 2004 in music) on Idlewild/Rounder Records. It was released in conjunction with The Spine Surfs Alone EP and includes two tracks from the previously released EP, Indestructible Object. Some tracks were available pre-release on Dial-A-Song.

The album has gained recognition (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/04/0249245&tid=141&tid=187&tid=95) because it was the first album to be sold as DRM-unencumbered MP3s on They Might Be Giants' web site (http://www.theymightbegiants.com/), for one dollar apiece or ten for the entire album. The music video/cartoon for "Experimental Film" was the first to be done in conjunction with the creators of Homestar Runner, and stars Homestar Runner characters.

Track listing

  1. "Experimental Film"
  2. "Spine"
  3. "Memo to Human Resources"
  4. "Wearing a Raincoat"
  5. "Prevenge"
  6. "Thunderbird" - Long Tall Weekend's "On Earth My Nina" is "Thunderbird" played backwards as heard by Linnell
  7. "Bastard Wants to Hit Me"
  8. "The World Before Later On"
  9. "Museum of Idiots"
  10. "It's Kickin' In"
  11. "Spines"
  12. "Au Contraire"
  13. "Damn Good Times"
  14. "Broke in Two"
  15. "Stalk of Wheat"
  16. "I Can't Hide From My Mind"

The version available from Apple Computer's iTunes service features an exclusive bonus track, "Renew My Subscription."

External links

  • Experimental Film (http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Experimental_Film) page on the Homestar Runner Wiki
  • The Spine (http://www.tmbw.net/wiki/index.php/The_Spine) page on This Might Be A Wiki


They Might Be Giants albums

They Might Be Giants | Lincoln | Flood | Apollo 18 | John Henry | Factory Showroom | Severe Tire Damage | Mink Car | No! | The Spine | Here Come the ABCs

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