Back to Skull

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Back to Skull
EP by They Might Be Giants
Released August 16, 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 15:57
Label Elektra
Producer They Might Be Giants, Pat Dillett, Paul Fox
They Might Be Giants chronology
O Tannenbaum
(1993)
Back to Skull
(1994)
John Henry
(1994)
They Might Be Giants EP chronology
O Tannenbaum
(1993)
Back to Skull
(1994)
S-E-X-X-Y
(1996)

Back to Skull is an EP released by American alternative rock group They Might Be Giants in 1994. The EP was issued contemporaneously with the band's 1994 album John Henry, which featured similar artwork.[1] Artwork for the EP was done by Mike Mills.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by They Might Be Giants

No. Title Length
1. "Snail Shell"   3:21
2. "Ondine"   2:31
3. "She Was A Hotel Detective"   3:21
4. "Mrs. Train"   3:00
5. "Snail Dust"   3:38
Notes
  • "She Was A Hotel Detective" is a completely different song from "(She Was A) Hotel Detective" from the debut album, despite the nearly identical titles.
  • "Ondine" was omitted from the European release of the EP.[3]
  • "Snail Dust" is a remix of "Snail Shell" by The Dust Brothers,[2] with whom the band would later collaborate on their 2007 album, The Else.[4]

Personnel[edit]

They Might Be Giants
Production
  • They Might Be Giants - producer
  • Pat Dillet - producer, engineer, mixing (tracks 2-4)
  • Paul Fox - producer (tracks 1 and 5)
  • Ed Thacker - engineer, mixing (track 2)
  • The Dust Brothers - engineers, mixing (track 5)

References[edit]

  1. ^ tmbg.com information on Back to Skull artwork archived on archive.org. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. ^ a b Back to Skull liner notes.
  3. ^ Back to Skull European disc.
  4. ^ The Else liner notes.

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