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calling all TMBG fans....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, May 22, 2003.

  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Does anybody know the number for the They Might Be Giants dial a song service?
  2. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    brad cook
  3. what is this dial a song service you speak of?
  4. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Thanks for the number, Brad.
  5. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Dial-a-song started out as the outgoing message on the Johns' answering machine. The gimmick has grown along with the band, but I remember calling it back in the 80's after picking up their first major release on a total lark because I thought the cover art and name was cool.

    If you have a copy of 'Then' - the first two Albums packaged together and re-released, there is a hilarious recording taken from a message actually left on the old dial-a-song machine. The caller apparently made a hobby of calling numbers from classified ads in the Village Voice, and apparently wasn't aware that she was actually leaving a message as she speculated on what she'd just heard.

    Great stuff! :D