Severe Tire Damage (album)


Severe Tire Damage (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Severe Tire Damage
Type = Live album
Artist = They Might Be Giants


Released = August 11 1998
Recorded = 1997–1998
Genre = Alternative rock
Length =
Label = Restless Records (U.S.)
Cooking Vinyl (U.K.)
Producer =
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:xt08b5t4msqj link]
Last album = ""
(1997)
This album = "Severe Tire Damage"
(1998)
Next album = "Live"
(1999)
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = TMBG live album
Type = Live album
Last album = "Live!! New York City 10/14/94"
(1994)
This album = "Severe Tire Damage"
(1998)
Next album = "Live"
(1999)

"Severe Tire Damage" is primarily a live album by They Might Be Giants, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). It also features a few studio tracks, including a new single ("Dr. Worm").

The live cuts, some recorded at soundchecks without any audience, feature at least one track from every album since their debut, which include a few old fan favorites that have been reworked since the duo adopted a full backing band. Songs like "She's an Angel", from their debut, "They Might Be Giants" and "Birdhouse in Your Soul", from their major label debut, "Flood", are treated to multiple guitars and a horn section. Conversely, the song "Meet James Ensor" originally appeared on their first full band effort, "John Henry" (1994) and surfaces here in a bare-bones rendition, with only vocals and an accordion.

Besides the aforementioned lack of an audience on several tracks, some tracks have also undergone studio "retooling" - most notably, "Ana Ng," which appeared in its untampered form (with an uncropped intro and heavily distorted voice saying, "I don't want the world...") on the 1994 promo-only release "Live!! New York City." In truth, this 'live album' is not particularly representative of a live TMBG show, failing to show the on-stage improvisation, humor, and audience participation that are characteristic of a They Might Be Giants concert.

A condensed version of this album was released as "Live", which featured 10 of the 24 tracks listed here.

ong notes/trivia

* Tracks 1, 2, and 17 were recorded in a studio rather than onstage; track 15 was recorded in a hotel room
* Tracks 18-24 were improvised in concert, apparently based on the "Planet of the Apes" movie series. They are "hidden" in that they are not listed in the track listing on the back of the album, and there is a long space after the end of "About Me", but the lyrics for 19 are printed in the liner notes and the songs do have their own individual tracks on the CD.
* "First Kiss" was later reworked and put on the 2001 album "Mink Car" as "Another First Kiss", with the same basic melody and similar lyrics but a substantially different style and tempo.
* Similarly, "They Got Lost" was later recorded in the studio, and was released on "Long Tall Weekend" as well as later being the title track on the rarities compilation album "They Got Lost".

ong origins

* Studio version of track 4 originally appeared on the "Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)" EP (1993)
* Studio versions of tracks 5, 8 and 12 originally appeared on "Flood" (1990)
* Studio version of track 6 originally appeared on "They Might Be Giants" (1986)
* Studio versions of tracks 7, 14 and 16 originally appeared on "Factory Showroom" (1996)
* Studio version of track 9 originally appeared on "Lincoln" (1988)
* Studio versions of tracks 11 and 13 originally appeared on "Apollo 18" (1992)
* Studio version of track 15 originally appeared on "John Henry" (1994)

Track listing

All songs by They Might Be Giants unless otherwise noted.
#"Doctor Worm" – 3:01
#"Severe Tire Damage Theme" – 0:40
#"They Got Lost" – 3:42
#"Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)" (Lou Singer, Hy Zaret) – 2:17
#"Birdhouse in Your Soul" – 3:12
#"She's An Angel" – 3:20
#"XTC vs. Adam Ant" – 3:39
#"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" (Jimmy Kennedy, Nat Simon) – 3:07
#"Ana Ng" – 3:00
#"First Kiss" – 1:36
#"Spider" – 0:53
#"Particle Man" – 2:09
#"She's Actual Size" – 2:16
#"S-E-X-X-Y" – 3:06
#"Meet James Ensor" – 1:30
#"Till My Head Falls Off" – 2:51
#"About Me" – 3:01 (actual track stops at 0:41 and is followed by 2 minutes and 20 seconds of silence)
#*The following are hidden tracks:
#"Planet Of The Apes" – 2:35
#"Return To The Planet Of The Apes" – 2:46
#"Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes" – 1:40
#"Escape From The Planet Of The Apes" – 1:08
#"Battle For The Planet Of The Apes" – 1:57
#"Beneath The Planet Of The Apes" – 2:00
#"This Ape's For You" – 1:13

External links

* "" page at This Might Be A Wiki


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