They Might Be Giants – “The Statue Got Me High”

Pluto is curiously absent from those planet pedestals the Johns are playing on. Its status as a planet was questioned as early as 1992—perhaps not by coincidence, this song is from 1992—but it wasn’t officially labelled a dwarf planet until 2006. Did They Might Be Giants see its demotion coming 14 years in advance?

Interesting fact re: the sax-playing astronauts in this video: the saxophone was one of the earliest musical instruments to be played in outer space (preceded only by bells and harmonica used in a Christmas prank on Gemini 6).

“The Statue Got Me High” comes from Apollo 18. They Might Be Giants have a new album—I Like Fun—on the way in January.

-Scott Bryson

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