It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

two things about They Might Be Giants that I didn't know

1. They recorded a version of Jean-Jacques Perrey's "Baroque Hoedown" for the soundtrack to a documentary for the Moog (oh, the beloved Moog.) Baroque Hoedown is best known as the song used in Disneyland's classic Main Street Electrical Parade (albeit the Disney arrangement throws in a medley of Disney tunes and extends the main motif way out for the full 12-minute show.)
2. They also recorded a version of the Sherman Brothers' "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" for use in Disney's animated film Meet the Robinsons which I admit I did not see, or otherwise I probably would have known about this earlier. "Tomorrow" was written for the GE Carousel of Progress, which was first an exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair and then a Tomorrowland attraction in both Anaheim and Orlando.

Considering They have recorded kids' songs galore (I'm rather fond of "Where Do They Make Balloons?" off of "No!") it shouldn't come as a suprise that they've done Disney stuff, but even so, I'm sitting here going "How nifty! And to think I found out about two of 'em at the same time!"
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