Musical Alphabet: T

 I got into They Might Be Giants just after they broke into the British pop charts with Birdhouse In Your Soul in the late ’80s, and devoured their first six albums and B-sides compilation. Each album contains a cornucopia of oddity, intelligence and irresistible melodies.

The one below is from the album John Henry. How many pop songs do you know that make a reference to Plato’s cave allegory a key part of their narrative?

And because I couldn’t resist, here’s another one. Sensurround was never released on any official album but featured on the soundtrack of the first Power Rangers movie (heard briefly on a car radio). The lyrics describe how an unborn child is affected by the vibrations from a Sensurround movie his mother sees while pregnant…