Has anyone here met They Might Be Giants or any stories?

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  1. Anonymous

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    And anyone else here a fan?
     
  2. g23

    g23 Always crashing in the same car

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    They're pretty great. I really enjoy the depth of some of their lyrics balanced against the lightness of the music. I actually just bought tickets to go see them.
     
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    I went to see them in a pub in Islington in the 90's.
    They were excellent.
    Are they still going?
     
  4. MrShoes

    MrShoes Junior Member (that's what she said) Subscriber

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    Big fan here of TMBG. Met them a number of years back when they released a children's book with CD. Great guys. I kept the book until I had children and now my kids are fans as well.

    They just don't stop producing material and touring. Not unlike Moz in that respect.

    Like g23 mentioned, they just kicked off a big tour with a new album.

    MrShoes
     
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    I wanted to see them this tour, but the tickets sold out faster than I expected.
     
  6. everydayslikesunday

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    Any recommendations on what album of theirs I should buy, been meaning to check them for ages now.
     
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    I'd start with Flood. It's their most well known and beginner friendly.

    It has a few of their bigger songs. Birdhouse, Particle Man, Istanbul.
     
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    MrShoes Junior Member (that's what she said) Subscriber

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    caamt13 is right - begin with Flood! That album is their most accessible. Their other albums have gems sprinkled about, but Flood is one that you can listen to in its entirety.

    If you have kids, they have about three albums that are just for them!

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    g23 Always crashing in the same car

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    They are playing a TINY venue in Eugene 500 capacity. They're also playing in Portland, but I'd rather see them in a venue that's the equivalent to a living room. I've seen them 5 or 6 times over the last more years than I care to admit. (Let's say Flood was pretty new the first time.) They always put on a fun show that leaves me in a good mood for the next week or so.
     
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    g23 Always crashing in the same car

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    Apollo 18 is pretty great, but really dive in anywhere. You'd be hard pressed to find a band with a bigger catalog of songs.
     
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    MrShoes Junior Member (that's what she said) Subscriber

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    Tour is on and many sold out shows for anyone interested.

    1.24 Ponte Vedra, FL http://bit.ly/tmbg0124
    1.25 Orlando, FL http://bit.ly/tmbg0125
    1.26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL SOLD OUT
    1.27 St. Petersburg, FL SOLD OUT
    1.28 Pensacola, FL http://bit.ly/tmbg0128
    1.30 Birmingham, AL SOLD OUT
    1.31 Baton Rouge, LA http://bit.ly/tmbg0131
    2.1 Austin, TX http://bit.ly/tmbg0201 APOLLO 18 SHOW
    2.2 Houston, TX http://bit.ly/tmbg0202
    2.3 Dallas, TX SOLD OUT
    2.6 Nashville, TN http://bit.ly/tmbg0206
    2.7 Indianapolis, IN http://bit.ly/tmbg0207
    2.8 Columbus, OH http://bit.ly/tmbg0208
    2.9 St. Louis, MO http://bit.ly/tmbg0209 going fast
    2.10 Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
    2.11 Cleveland, OH SOLD OUT
    2.27 Phoenix, AZ http://bit.ly/tmbg0227
    3.1 San Diego, CA SOLD OUT
     
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    g23 Always crashing in the same car

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    Are you a They Might Be Giant? Dammit, Flansburgh, this is a Morrissey site, and I don't care how many darkened corridors you walk down!
     
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    g23 Always crashing in the same car

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    And there's just a couple more dates left off of the list...
    March 1 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
    March 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
    March 3 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
    March 4 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
    March 6 - Eugene, OR - Hi-Fi Music Hall
    March 7 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
    March 8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
    March 9 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
    March 10 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
    March 11 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
    March 13 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
    March 14 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
    March 15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
    March 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
    March 17 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
    March 18 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
    April 13 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
    April 14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
    April 15 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
    April 17 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
    April 19 - Rochester, NY - Anthology
    April 20 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
    April 21 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
    April 22 - Albany, NY - Hart Theatre at The Egg
    April 26 - Northampton, MA - Academy of Music
    April 27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
    April 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts


    Im opting for Hi-Fi Music hall, and their 500 person capacity. And because the Crystal Ballroom is a shithole with the worst acoustics in town.
     
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    yes, no, maybe...I don't know...
     
  15. MrShoes

    MrShoes Junior Member (that's what she said) Subscriber

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    Darkened Corridors... An odd reference g23. The last time I heard the reference (with respect to Moz) was when I engaged in an online discussion waaay-back in the day on the pre-interwebs Usenet alt.groups with another TMBG fan. That person argued that the song was sung in the tune of Moz. I didn't feel that way at the time but later, must admit it does sound like a poor-impression of Morrissey, both in tone and topic

    I must ask how/why you came to use the reference?

    MrShoes
     
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    g23 Always crashing in the same car

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    The mental association was made in the way you thought. When I first heard Darkened Corridors, I thought it was funny, and it sounded like gentle fun being poked at Morrissey. I wouldn't say it was sung in the tune of as much as an approximation of the style of.

     
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    I saw them sometime in the late 1980's in a small club in the Midwest. I didn't talk to them, but we liked them so much we threw money at them, which seemed to confuse them. In the early 2000's they put out cds for kids one about numbers and one about the alphabet and they were excellent! My kids loved them!
     
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    Looks like the LA show is sold out.

    I saw them in Boston in the 1990s and they were pretty good. My roommate loved them.
     
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    Aly Panic Slap Me On The Patio

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    The first gig I ever went to was TMBG at Redcar Bowl in 1990. I stood next to John Flansburgh as he used the payphone in the foyer.
     
  20. Anonymous

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    A nice article from The Atlantic
     
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