Guitar was the Case


Quoth the Johns:

Originally written as a ska song for a TV program and later rejected by finicky producers, this track takes some of its melodic inspiration from 'Hall of Heads' off of TMBGs Apollo 18 album, and a lot of its vibe from the recordings of the Ventures and Dick Dale. It's essentially a surf guitar duel between me (on the right speaker) and Mr. Mike Viola of the Candy Butchers (on the left speaker.) It also introduces the awesome boogie-power of the rhythm section: Mr. Hal Cragin (Iggy Pop) and Mr. Steve Calhoon (Skeleton Key).

—John Flansburgh
[source:'s online Unsupervised Libretto]

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