Cowtown (1985 Demo 2)

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song name Cowtown
artist They Might Be Giants
releases 1985 Demo Tape, The Frank O' Toole Show
year 1985
run time 2:22
sung by John Flansburgh, John Linnell


  • This version is quite different than the later re-recording for Lincoln. Instead of a clarinet, the main instrument is an odd sounding, warbly synth. Also, the guitar is much more timid and the arrangement is much more minimal (for instance, there are no screams in the bridge).

Song Themes

Animals, Cities, Colors, Friendship, Puns, Sea, Streets


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