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The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (EP):They Might Be Giants

Artist: They Might Be Giants

Date Released: 1992

Label: Elektra

Produced By: They Might Be Giants


  1. The Guitar (Williamsburgh Mix) (remixed by John Flansburgh)
  2. The Guitar (Outer Planet Mix) (Remixed by Coldcut)
  3. Welcome to The Jungle
  4. I Blame You
  5. Moving to The Sun
  6. The Guitar (Even Further Outer Planet Mix) (Remixed by Coldcut)


This is an EXCELLENT EP. Pretty much every song on here—even the remixes! -- is worthy of being on an album. The Williamsburgh mix of "The Guitar" is a bit superior, adding a bass break to the bridge, and tends to be the version I think of when I think of that song. The Coldcut remixes both take "The Guitar" to wholly different places—namely the moon. "Welcome To The Jungle" is not a cover, but instead one of the best songs from this era. "I Blame You" used to be a Dial-A-Song about a chain letter that made someone sing "Freebird" over and over, but now it's one of the standard They Might Be Giants falling-out-of-love songs. "Moving To The Sun" continues the space obsession (only fitting, considering that They Might Be Giants were the Musical Ambassadors to International Space Year). If you can find this one—do not hesitate! Pick this up! You'll be glad you did. - Rev. Syung Myung Me

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