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Which rules: TMBG's new 'Istanbul' video or the classic?

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Electronic Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants - Official Video from They Might Be Giants on Vimeo.

They Might Be Giants has a new, synthy version of their 1990 hit Istanbul Not Constantinople and a video to go along with it. And yes, I know it's not an '80s tune. But this tune and their album Flood is what first turned me onto the duo and their earlier material.

The Two Johns still make an excellent living touring and recording, though I stopped being a die-hard fan in the albums that followed their Apollo 18 masterpiece.

So here's my question. Which version (and video) reigns supreme: The old version (below) or the new version of Istanbul Not Constantinople? (News peg: It's included on its recently released rarities set Album Raises New and Troubling Questions).

[Last modified: Friday, December 2, 2011 9:58am]

    

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