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They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

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They Might Be Giants

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Spin, December 1985

THEY MIGHT be Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford 10 years after, rigged out respectively with pearl-inlaid accordion and Japanese Strat. ...

Performance Art: Pop 'n' Fresh

Overview by Mark Dery, L.A. Weekly, 21 April 1988

THE CHAIN linking performance art and pop music is 75 years long this March. It's a tangled, meandering chain, stretching all the way from Italian ...

They Might Be Giants: Oddball

Interview by Andy Gill, Q, April 1992

JOHN FLANSBURGH of They Might Be Giants, that most droll of duos, albeit one with a serious undertow, is anxious. ...

They Might Be Giants: Apollo 18 (Elektra) ***½

Review by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 30 April 1992

THE WORLD OF absurdist wit has always numbered musicians among its residents, but no band has gentrified the neighborhood like They Might Be Giants. ...

They Might Be Giants: Apollo 18 (Elektra)

Review by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, 9 May 1992

THE COVER features a squid, a satellite and a whale. Yup, They Might Be Grating are back. Think of all the ugliest expletives you could ...

Reading Festival, Melody Maker Stage

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 3 September 1994

SO HERE I am, it's 12.15pm, the f***ing cab driver's turfed me out onto the street. I've got miles to walk to the flamin' festival ...

Urban Legends: The Do-It-Yourself Success of They Might Be Giants

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Azerrad, The New Yorker, 12 August 2002

JOHN FLANSBURGH and John Linnell–partners in the musical duo They Might Be Giants–were on their way out of a trendy little restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ...

They Might Be Giants: If You Can't Take A Yoke (You Shouldn't Have Joined)

Retrospective and Interview by James Medd, The Word, August 2011

Johns Flansburgh and Linnell formed They Might Be Giants during punk's "amnesty for oddballs". In the 30 years since, they've represented for Marmite-flavoured ebullience in ...


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