Chronology:Particle Man

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Song name Run time Releases Year Differences from other versions
Particle Man (Dial-A-Song) 2:27

Power Of Dial-A-Song 1989 Only Linnell and a cheap-sounding synthesizer. Includes spoken message from Flansburgh at the end regarding the release of Lincoln and Purple Toupee.
Particle Man 1:59

Flood, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants 1990 "Triangle man solo" is performed on a saxophone. Rhythm is straightforward 4/4.
Particle Man (Live At Mountain Stage) 1:55

The Best Of Mountain Stage Live Volume Five 1993
Particle Man (Live NYC) 2:17

Live!! New York City 10/14/94 1994 Rhythm is the "Bo Diddley Beat" currently performed in live concerts.
Schoolchildren Singing Particle Man 2:05

Then: The Earlier Years 1993 Sung by a classroom of second-graders with piano accompaniment.
Particle Man - The Sign Medley Live only Unreleased 1997
Particle Man (Live At 120 Minutes) 1:55

MTV's 120 Minutes Live 1998 Accordion and acoustic guitar.
Particle Man - Total Eclipse Of The Heart Medley 2:29

Unreleased 1998
Particle Man (Live STD) 2:09

Severe Tire Damage 1998 Full band version. Universe man is dubbed "excellent" instead of powerful. "Triangle man solo" performed on accordion.
Particle Man (Flood Show) 3:07

TMBG Unlimited 2001 Universe man is "excellent". "Triangle man solo" performed on electric guitar.
Particle Man (Ritz Show) 3:40

TMBG Unlimited 2001 Linnell is on keyboards instead of accordion and he remained seated during this show. Linnell performs the Triangle vs. Person verse atonally. "Triangle man solos" are first guitar and second keyboard.
Particle Man (Demo) 1:59

TMBG Unlimited 2001 Linnell self-accompanied on banjo, the melody is not fully developed. Universe man is "excellent".
Particle Man (Unplugged) 2:13

TMBG Clock Radio 2003
Particle Mo 5:16

Almanac 2004 Extended Person man vs. Triangle man section with Corn Mo backing on accordion.
Particle Man (Live At XM Studio) 2:10 Free Tunes, Podcast 1A 2005 Performed in the style of "Strawberry Fields Forever".
Particle Man (BBC) 1:48

Podcast 33A 1990 With acoustic guitar, accordion, keyboard, and an echo-amplified metronome. Recorded at BBC Studios in the 1990s.
Particle Man (Live From Studio A2) 2:04

Live From Studio A2, Volume Two 2007 Recorded in-studio in 2007
Particle Man (Other Thing) 2:07

TMBG's Other Thing Brass Band (EP) 2011 Recorded live with TMBG's Other Thing
Particle Man (Live In Australia) 3:39

Flood Live In Australia 2015