Stalk Of Wheat

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song name Stalk of Wheat
artist They Might Be Giants
releases The Spine, TMBG Clock Radio
year 2004
first played September 28, 2003 (115 known performances)
run time 1:27
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh (backing)


  • The title is likely a reference to the song They Might Be Giants ("They might be frying up a stalk of wheat").
  • An instrument known as the Flex-A-Tone is used in this song. According to JF: "The Spine is our tenth album and the RIAA regulations insist that you only use the flex-a-tone once every ten albums. It is a restricted instrument, not because it's not versatile, because it's not versatile, it's just that it's a really unsuccessful instrument."
  • A video of the song appears as a bonus track on the Here Come The ABCs DVD.

Song Themes

Animals, Bad English, Creative Drought, Death, Dreams, Food, Funny But Sad, Money, Not In Common Time, Problems With Liner Notes, Recycled Material, Size, Swing Feel, Time


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