They Might Be Giants

GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
edited February 2009 in History of Rock
We need a thread, guys!

They Might Be Giants are pretty much well known for their album Flood as well as their cooperativeness with cartoon networks like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Also in this decade Lemon Demon (who was influenced by TMBG) started a following over the internet which also in turn hyped TMBG up a tad with that following.

But yeah.

Awesome band. Let's take a listen to a song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpmHCmTYVE

Comments

  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Particle Man = Epic Win
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    Fizzeler;1943347 said:
    Particle Man = Epic Win
    The analogy is brilliant. As someone said on last.fm:

    "Triangle Man's not so tough. He can only win fights with men the size of particles and people who live in dustbins. I notice that he is careful not to pick a fight with Universe Man."
  • PenguinTipperPenguinTipper Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    Fizzeler;1943347 said:
    Particle Man = Epic Win
    Triangle wins...
  • benson111benson111 Eater of Fine Cupcakes
    edited February 2009
    Support this winnage of a thread.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    We also, totally need these guys in RB
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    Fizzeler;1943383 said:
    We also, totally need these guys in RB
    I vote for Doctor Worm for DLC!
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Heh heh I remember these guys. Was never a big fan but they were fun. They had some pretty catchy stuff. And yes I'd bey that they would be a very fun addition to Rock Band. I'd snag a few tracks.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    AxlVanHagar;1943505 said:
    Heh heh I remember these guys. Was never a big fan but they were fun. They had some pretty catchy stuff. And yes I'd bey that they would be a very fun addition to Rock Band. I'd snag a few tracks.
    I was never a diehard fan, but they grew on me and I always liked them since I first heard Particle Man and Istanbul (Not Constantinople) on Tiny Toons. :)
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Gowienczyk;1943538 said:
    I was never a diehard fan, but they grew on me and I always liked them since I first heard Particle Man and Istanbul (Not Constantinople) on Tiny Toons. :)
    They have some great classics
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    i love TMBG...
    the first two albums, flood, and apollo 18 were on constant rotation through my high school years.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    Istanbul(Not Constantinople) is stuck in my head. My history teacher kept on playing it for about a week...
  • defenestraterdefenestrater Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    They have so many great songs, I can't even think of every one that I love, all though Istanbul is a given. The one about the sun is pretty awesome too. A friend of mine teaches science and plays that one for her students all the time.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Ana Ng>Particle Man
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    back_blows;1947457 said:
    Ana Ng>Particle Man
    agreed 100%.
    i think my three favorite TMBG songs are ana ng, they'll need a crane, and dead.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    afterstasis;1948397 said:
    agreed 100%.
    i think my three favorite TMBG songs are ana ng, they'll need a crane, and dead.
    I don't really like dead... :(
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    I haven't really listened to any of their stuff since hearing it on cartoons, I do remember that I had "Dr. Worm" stuck in my head for about 40% of my childhood. I think I need to go back and listen to their stuff more thoroughly now.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    MronoC;1949621 said:
    I haven't really listened to any of their stuff since hearing it on cartoons, I do remember that I had "Dr. Worm" stuck in my head for about 40% of my childhood. I think I need to go back and listen to their stuff more thoroughly now.
    Flood. Now.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Gowienczyk;1949586 said:
    I don't really like dead... :(
    not many people seem to share my love for it.
    i was in a band full of TMBG-lovers right after high school, and i couldn't even convince them that we should cover it at shows.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    afterstasis;1950398 said:
    not many people seem to share my love for it.
    i was in a band full of TMBG-lovers right after high school, and i couldn't even convince them that we should cover it at shows.
    It just wasn't a really engaging song for me.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Gowienczyk;1950485 said:
    It just wasn't a really engaging song for me.
    you'd probably be pleased to hear we ended up doing superchunk's "seed toss" instead. :)
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    afterstasis;1950609 said:
    you'd probably be pleased to hear we ended up doing superchunk's "seed toss" instead. :)
    Man, you never cease to be awesome do you?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Gowienczyk;1950653 said:
    Man, you never cease to be awesome do you?
    i'm told i'm a pain in the ass to share a bed with... :)
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    Haha. Anyway with my increased Flood listens I grabbed these records:

    John Henry
    Apollo 18
    Factory Showroom


    :)
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Gowienczyk;1950715 said:
    Haha. Anyway with my increased Flood listens I grabbed these records:

    John Henry
    Apollo 18
    Factory Showroom


    :)
    i love apollo 18, and the other two have some good songs sprinkled in as well.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    afterstasis;1950728 said:
    i love apollo 18, and the other two have some good songs sprinkled in as well.
    Yeah. I also grabbed (took me forever to find one of them) Lemon Demon's latest two albums; which the band and mastermind behind that project really adore TMBG and it really comes out in the music.
  • QuinarvyQuinarvy Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    My favorite TMBG Song:

    Experimental Film from The Spine
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited February 2009
    I try to listen to them a half hour ago. I like what I could hear but someone playing video games made it hard listening.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited February 2009
    So yah. TMBG is still awesome and Lemon Demon is still pretty kewl.
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