As promised (threatened?) here’s a little Podbean including They Might Be Giant’s take on Istanbul (not Constantinople). Lonnie, if you’re out there, I’d be interested to know if it does anything for you – at least it would be heartening to hear that you might consider removing it from your worst songs of all time list!
Also here, Jonathan Richman’s beautiful version of The Sweeping Wind (Kwa Ti Feng), Scritti Polliti’s Asylums in Jerusalem, the spuriously included Indian by Eg & Alice (any excuse) and to round things off, Yoshimi’s here to sort out all your Manga-style robot problems for you. Is there a better rhyming couplet in contemporary pop than this:
“She’s gotta be strong to fight them,
So she’s taking lots of vitamins”