They'll Need a Crane

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"They'll Need a Crane"
Single by They Might Be Giants
from the album Lincoln
Released February 10, 1989
Genre Alternative rock
Length 8:56
Label Bar/None, Restless
Writer(s) John Flansburgh, John Linnell
Producer(s) Bill Krauss
They Might Be Giants singles chronology
"Ana Ng"
"They'll Need a Crane"
"Purple Toupee"

"They'll Need a Crane" is a single and song by They Might Be Giants. In addition to vinyl and cassette releases, the single was released as a 3-inch CD. "They'll Need a Crane" was the first song the band performed on network television, in 1989 on Late Night with David Letterman.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "They'll Need a Crane"
  2. "It's Not My Birthday"
  3. "I'll Sink Manhattan"
  4. "Nightgown of the Sullen Moon"


  1. ^ Recording on YouTube of the performance on Late Night with David Letterman. Retrieved 2012-09-17.

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