What Bothers The Spaceman?

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song name What Bothers the Spaceman?
artist Mono Puff
releases Unsupervised, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1996
first played June 26, 1996 (4 known performances)
run time 2:49
sung by John Flansburgh


  • Flansburgh says, "This song is not based on any personal experience with baseball great Bill 'Spaceman' Lee, who I quite accidentally met at a TV show right after writing this song. Lee, back in the seventies had a couple of great, controversial seasons with the very conservative Boston Red Sox. When Lee made a couple of appearances on local rock radio stations at the time, he lived up to his name with a very odd 'lost philosopher'-style that made a lasting impression on me."

Song Themes

Heads, Occupations, People (Real), Questions, Space, Titles And Honorifics, Trees And Other Plants


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