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The Spine Surfs Alone:They Might Be Giants

by They Might Be Giants
Released 2004
Label Idlewild
Producer They Might Be Giants
Pat Dillett


  1. The Spine Surfs Alone
  2. Now Is Strange
  3. I'm All You Can Think About
  4. Fun Assassin
  5. Skullivan
  6. The Other Side Of The World
  7. Canada Haunts Me


The more experimental side of The Spine, most of the songs here are a bit stranger than those on either The Spine or Indestructible Object. As I've said before, I've done a more indepth review about these three releases that I'm figuring out how best to put over here, but whatever. Some of these cuts were recorded for other projects, too (like "Canada Haunts Me" and "The Other Side Of The World" for a book-on-tape by Sarah Vowell). Of the three Spine-related projects, this is probably the least-essential, but you really gotta have "Now Is Strange" and "Skullivan". - Rev. Syung Myung Me

If you were let-down by the The Spine's lack of bite, this might be the cure. Boasting a demented, home-spun approach we really haven't heard since Apollo 18, this EP is short but pleasantly surprising. Funny, too. --

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