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Music video for "Atlanta"

song name Atlanta
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Venue Songs, Podcast 40
year 2004
first played September 25, 2004 (10 known performances)
run time 2:02
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh sings some backup


  • Also known as "Variety Playhouse Freak-In" in the original concert setlist, this song is the venue song for the Variety Playhouse.
  • The sudden vocal freakout may or may not be a reference to a similar style used during the early musical career of Yoko Ono (especially in "Don't Worry Kyoko," which TMBG covered in their early years).
  • Over five years later (2010), Flansburgh created a video for the song using the iMovie program that comes with the Macbook. It includes images of x-rays, people in hospitals, theater seats and other chairs, audience members and others applauding, and brief shots of The Avatars Of They.

Song Themes

Colors, Counting, Medical, Music, Occupations, The Senses, Venue Songs


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