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song name Subliminal
artist They Might Be Giants
releases John Henry, John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1994
first played May 11, 1994 (187 known performances)
run time 2:45
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh joins in near the end


  • Flansburgh wrote the lyrics, and then Linnell added the music and sang the song.
  • From the FAQ circa 1997 - "What is the backwards message on 'Subliminal'? It is not a message, just the vocal and drum track reversed."

Song Themes

Accidents, Backwards, Bad English, Eyes, Recursion, The Senses, Songs With Handclaps, Swing Feel, Traded Tracks, Transportation


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Subliminal is currently ranked #59 out of 1009. (179 wikians have given it an average rating of 9.06)