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Post by ElfDude » Wed May 24, 2006 9:08 pm

We discovered how cool they were when I taped a concert off of the satellite last summer. Within weeks of that it was announced that they were coming to our very own small town in concert. That show was a wonderful night. My daughter is now their biggest fan and has all but one of their albums. We also have DVD's of Direct From Brooklyn and Here Come The ABC's, as well as the Gigantic documentary.
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Post by ElfDude » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:33 pm

TMBG has placed #84 in Paste Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters. Here's what they had to say:

"Spinal Tap frontman David St. Hubbins so wisely characterizes the artistic balancing act by saying, 'It's such a fine line between stupid and clevar.' They Might Be Giants have made a career out of obliterating that line. Writing bizarre tales of narcotic statues, birdhouse-filled souls and toothy shoehorns, it would appear that songwriting partners John Linnell and John Flansburgh are the Lennon/McCartney of an alternate universe. Their gift is in making inescapably catchy melodies, endearingly nerdy vocals and wildly entertaining arrangements play the straight man to their nontraditional subject matter."
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Post by ElfDude » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:24 pm

Bump!


Two new albums coming out this year! One is being produced by the Dust Brothers. This could prove interesting.
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:40 pm

Who are the Dust Brothers? I know the Glitter Twins, but not the Dust Brothers.
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Post by ElfDude » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:24 pm

The Dust Brothers are the Los Angeles-based producers "E.Z. Mike" (Michael Simpson) and "King Gizmo" (John King), famous for their sample-based music in the 1980s, and specifically for their work on the groundbreaking albums Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys and Odelay by Beck. More recently, they again collaborated with Beck on the album Guero, and worked with Tenacious D on their self-titled debut. They also helped Linkin Park on their debut album Hybrid Theory.

They produced Tone Loc's album, Loc'ed After Dark and Young MC's first album. In 1997 they produced the hit "MMMBop" for Hanson's first major label album Middle of Nowhere.

In 1998, the duo was approached by director David Fincher to assemble the acclaimed score for the film Fight Club, most notably "This is Your Life", a song featuring lines from Fight Club [1], including the "You are not the contents of your wallet" speech by Tyler Durden.

The Dust Brothers also produced a track with Korn called "Kick the P.A." for the Spawn soundtrack in 1997.

The Dust Brothers also remixed the Styles Of Beyond track "Winnetka Exit", which made its way onto a Styles Of Beyond promotional CD Spies Like Us / Winnetka Exit.

They are currently collaborating with They Might Be Giants on their new album, due out in 2007.
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:27 pm

Thanks!
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Post by schuette » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:06 pm

gonna d/load some of their songs...what do yoou reccommend elfie?
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Post by ElfDude » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:57 pm

schuette wrote:gonna d/load some of their songs...what do yoou reccommend elfie?
Birdhouse In Your Soul

Don't Let's Start

Doctor Worm

Anna Ng

That's enough for now.
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Post by ElfDude » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:34 am

Cool, they just recorded two new songs for Dunkin' Donuts!

http://www.audioengine.net/spotplay/443

http://www.audioengine.net/spotplay/441
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:41 am

Dag! Requires Apple Quicktime. Can't install plug-ins on work PC due to admin. rights :(
Maybe someone can make an mp3 or two out of them?

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Post by awip2062 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:40 pm

LOL What fun! Why didn't they have commercials with bands I liked when I was a TV watcher?
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Post by awip2062 » Sun May 18, 2008 5:19 pm

Killer deal! :-D
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Post by ElfDude » Thu May 22, 2008 7:26 am

TMBG as a power trio!
And at 8:30 in the morning! :shock:
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Post by YYZ30 » Thu May 22, 2008 7:56 am

Dancing with the Stars used a TmbG song...I'm looking for footage now.

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