John Linnell on NPR’s All Things Considered, 12/10/1999

Noah speaks with John Linnell, one half of the group "They Might Be Giants," about his first solo album, "State Songs." {Zoe Records} The album contains 15 songs named after states, and describes interesting, if fictional, characteristics of the various states. For example, he sings "Montana was a leg," and "Oregon is bad, stop it if you can." Linnell uses a wide variety of musical styles, and employs a carousel organ for four of the songs.