February 12, 2015

Let Me Tell You About My Operation : They Might Be Giants

Just released by indie superstars They Might Be Giants, here’s a terrific little song beautifully animated on a Frankenstein theme. “Let Me Tell You About My Operation” is part of TMBG’s 2015 Dial-a-Song Project where a $30 subscription gets you a new song every week all through the year. That’s 52 songs!

Directed by David Cowles and Jeremy Galente, with characters and sets designed by David Plunkert, the music video features an irresistible singing and corncob pipe-smoking Moonshine Frankenstein in hillbilly bib overalls, and a combination hunchbacked assistant and mad scientist rolled into one. Brains — tiny ones — pop out of the Monster’s cranium, disembodied hands play the piano, and even the clouds have stitches. There’s a mad lab and Plunkert’s trademark Outsider Rube Goldberg contraptions. And everything pulsates to TMBG’s toe-tapping tune.

This one’s a real treat. Très Bon!

Dial-a-Song website.
David Plunkert website.
David Cowles website.

The Posters of Frankenstein: David Plunkert
The Art of Frankenstein: David Plunkert

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