Fun TMBG-related story:
My first exposure to They Might Be Giants was at a friend’s house when I was maybe eight or nine. That friend owned a copy of “NO!” that you could stick in a computer’s CD drive and look at all kinds of fun animations for all the songs.
I was looking at the CD booklet and I saw the lyrics for “The Edison Museum”, and I asked my friend to play it. He told me that we weren’t allowed to listen to it because it was “too scary”.
To this day I still refuse to listen to “The Edison Museum”. I know it’s not really that scary, but I still have the feeling that I shouldn’t listen to it.
But now I’m about to buy “Long Tall Weekend”, so we’ll see how scary it is.