Back to Skull

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Back to Skull
Back to Skull.jpg
EP by
ReleasedAugust 16, 1994
RecordedOctober–November 1993
GenreAlternative rock
ProducerThey Might Be Giants, Pat Dillett, Paul Fox
They Might Be Giants chronology
O Tannenbaum
Back to Skull
John Henry
They Might Be Giants EP chronology
O Tannenbaum
Back to Skull

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 tracks are written by They Might Be Giants.

1."Snail Shell"3:21
3."She Was A Hotel Detective"3:21
4."Mrs. Train"3:00
5."Snail Dust"3:38
  • "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]


They Might Be Giants
  • 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)


  1. ^ information on Back to Skull artwork archived on 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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