Theme from "Flood"

January 11, 2015 10:47 PM

Why is the world about to fall in love all over again? Why will we be marching hand in hand? Why are the ocean levels still rising up? It's a brand new record for 2015: MetaFilter's cover of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood!

posted by not_on_display (16 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

Oh this is so GOOD!
posted by Brainy at 11:26 PM on January 11, 2015


The Harmonica Has Been Drinking
posted by cortex at 11:28 PM on January 11, 2015 [8 favorites]


This is precisely what needed to be done. *genuflects*
posted by umbĂș at 4:59 AM on January 12, 2015


Yep, perfect.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:07 AM on January 12, 2015


Oh man I could not be smiling any wider right now.
posted by chococat at 9:07 AM on January 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Brilliant! This is absolutely perfect, not_on_display. This is the opening track we need, want, and deserve!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:35 AM on January 12, 2015


Yaaaay! It came out a lot like what it was sounding like in my head, except my Tom Waits/Louis Armstrong knob seemed to be stuck on 11. But that was acceptable to me. It was a lot of fun thinking this one up, and I'm very glad you liked it!
posted by not_on_display at 11:27 AM on January 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


Oh my god I love this so much!
posted by Caduceus at 6:29 PM on January 12, 2015


This is great - like the tomwaitishness of it all!
posted by Slothomatic at 9:06 PM on January 12, 2015


Just coming back to say this is my totally favourite new thing.
posted by chococat at 6:00 PM on January 13, 2015


:D thanks chococat!
posted by not_on_display at 6:57 PM on January 14, 2015


Goosebumps
posted by Corduroy at 11:29 AM on January 17, 2015


Fantastic! yay!!
posted by heyho at 9:46 PM on January 17, 2015


Oh, this is great!!
posted by sarcasticah at 5:21 PM on January 18, 2015


I like this so much.

If I had to use known quantities to describe it, it's like Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Morrissey in some tremolo-and-whisky-soaked embrace.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:15 PM on January 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


This somehow makes me think of the opening of a heretofore undeveloped Muppet movie!
posted by ignignokt at 6:31 AM on January 19, 2015 [4 favorites]


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