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State Songs (1999)

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State Songs is an album released by John Linnell of They Might Be Giants in 1999. It was Linnell's second full solo album, following 1996's House of Mayors. Four of the tracks on the album featured the carousel organ. This concept album consists almost entirely of tracks that are named after, and are at least partially inspired by, 15 of the 50 U.S. states. The album is absurdist in nature, suggesting that there is another West Virginia inside of the state, that one can drive a house to Idaho, that Montana is a leg, Iowa is a witch, Oregon is bad, and Arkansas has sunken and is to be replaced by a ship of its exact shape and size. "Montana" was released as a single, the format of which was a green vinyl record cut into the shape of the 48 contiguous states, and featuring the non-album track "Louisiana" as the B-side.


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# Name Artist Live Acoustic Hidden Duration
1-1 Illinois John Linnell       01:23
1-2 The Songs of the 50 States John Linnell       02:24
1-3 West Virginia John Linnell       03:32
1-4 South Carolina John Linnell       03:46
1-5 Idaho John Linnell       02:38
1-6 Montana John Linnell       03:14
1-7 Pennsylvania John Linnell       01:02
1-8 Utah John Linnell       02:34
1-9 Arkansas John Linnell       03:27
1-10 Iowa John Linnell       02:54
1-11 Mississippi John Linnell       02:16
1-12 Maine John Linnell       02:07
1-13 Oregon John Linnell       01:49
1-14 Michigan John Linnell       01:14
1-15 New Hampshire John Linnell       02:50





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