The healing doesn't stop the feeling.

TMBG doing Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” from the Stumpbox bootleg.

apollygon:

TMBG covering the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” sometime in the early 90s. Linnell gives instructions for playing along at home! 

TMBG’s cover of The Meat Puppets song “Whirlpool.”

TMBG’s cover of Devo’s “Through Being Cool.”

fallenoutwithmyhead was asking about a non-Dial-A-Song-quality version of TMBG’s cover of “Concrete and Clay,” so I figured I would go ahead and post it! DIG.

waymu:

Mario Paint Composer - They Might Be Giants - Rabid Child

theantigovernor:

a long time ago, fallenoutwithmyhead asked me to do “my man”, and i never got around to it since i’m not very good at singing that song (or any song). but, well, here it is!

selfcallednowhere:

BREAK OUT THE CIGARS

THIS LIFE IS FOR SQUIRRRRRRRRRRRRELS

STILL THE VERY BEST

So today something made me think of “The Joker” and unfortunately Wikipedia basically ruined the original for me—I was all “WHY DOES SPEAKING OF THE POMPATUS OF LOVE MAKE PEOPLE CALL YOU MAURICE AND ALSO WHAT THE FUCK DOES ‘POMPATUS’ EVEN MEAN” but “Maurice” is just a ref to some earlier Steve Miller songs and “POMPTAUS” DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING AT ALL, and like that’s not enough the terrible/amazing “Really love your peaches wanna shake your tree” line is just ripped off from another song. I’M SO DISILLUSIONED.

Um anyway I guess I’m getting a bit OT here but THE POINT IS it reminded me of the TMBG version which is even more amazing than I remembered. It’s hard to decide between the voice Flans is doing and the amusingness of hearing John Linnell sing backup on “midnight toker” as the best part. Enjoy!

Sometimes at shows TMBG randomly plays “Theme from the Monkees,” which is very appropriate, because they are basically The Monkees. Here it is from 5/23/03, in Asbury Park.