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At Large, They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

May 7th, 2013

Formed:
1983 in Boston, MA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






They Might Be Giants

Biography

Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late '80s and early '90s. Musically, John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but their freewheeling eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane, geeky sense of humor. The duo would reference everything from British Invasion to Tin Pan Alley, while making allusions to pulp fiction and President Polk. Through their string of indie releases and constant touring, They Might Be Giants built up a huge following on college campuses during the late '80s, switching to a major label in the early '90s. With support from MTV, 1990's Flood became a gold album, and with it, the duo began to reap commercial rewards, moving into the status of one of the most popular alternative bands before grunge. However, They Might Be Giants' whimsical outlook became buried in the avalanche of post-grunge groups that dominated MTV and modern rock radio in the mid-'90s, and the group retreated to its cult following.

Top Albums

At Large, They Might Be Giants
1. At Large
Severe Tire Damage, They Might Be Giants
2. Severe Tire ..
The Spine Surfs Alone, They Might Be Giants
3. The Spine Su..
The Else, They Might Be Giants
4. The Else
The Might Be Giants, They Might Be Giants
5. The Might Be..
Miscellaneous T, They Might Be Giants
6. Miscellaneou..
Lincoln, They Might Be Giants
7. Lincoln
Flood, They Might Be Giants
8. Flood
Here Comes Science (Audio + Video Version), They Might Be Giants
9. Here Comes S..
Here Come the ABCs, They Might Be Giants
10. Here Come th..
Here Come the 123s, They Might Be Giants
11. Here Come th..
The Else, They Might Be Giants
12. The Else
No!, They Might Be Giants
13. No!
Join Us, They Might Be Giants
14. Join Us
Nanobots, They Might Be Giants
15. Nanobots
Here Comes Science, They Might Be Giants
16. Here Comes S..
Apollo 18, They Might Be Giants
17. Apollo 18
John Henry, They Might Be Giants
18. John Henry
Here Come the 123s (Deluxe Edition), They Might Be Giants
19. Here Come th..
Lincoln, They Might Be Giants
20. Lincoln

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Hot Dog! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2:28 $0.99
2.

Istanbul Flood 2:33 $1.29
3.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 0:59 $0.99
4.

Birdhouse In Your Soul Flood 3:18 $1.29
5.

Particle Man Flood 1:55 $1.29
6.

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Severe Tire Damage 3:07 $0.99
7.

Hot Dog! Playhouse Disney: Music Pla.. 2:27 $0.99
8.

Why Does the Sun Shine? Here Comes Science (Audio +.. 2:36 $0.99
9.

Ana Ng Lincoln 3:23 $0.99
10.

You're on Fire Nanobots 2:41 $0.99
11.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mee.. 1:00 $0.99
12.

I Am a Paleontologist Here Comes Science (Audio +.. 2:32 $0.99
13.

Dr. Worm Severe Tire Damage 3:01 $0.99
14.

Don't Let's Start They Might Be Giants 2:36 $0.99
15.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme Playhouse Disney: Music Pla.. 0:57 $0.99
16.

Don't Let's Start Then: The Earlier Years 2:35 $0.99
17.

Mesopotamians Else 2:57 $0.99
18.

Alphabet of Nations Here Come the ABCs 1:26 $0.99
19.

Doctor Worm Severe Tire Damage 3:01 $0.99
20.

Don't Let's Start Might Be Giants 2:36 $0.99
21.

New York City Factory Showroom 3:03 $0.99
22.

Meet the Elements Here Comes Science (Audio +.. 3:19 $0.99
23.

Birdhouse In Your Soul Severe Tire Damage 3:11 $0.99
24.

Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun Is .. Severe Tire Damage 2:16 $0.99
25.

Other Father Song Coraline (Original Motion P.. 0:30 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme, They Might Be Giants
1. Mickey Mouse C..
Hot Dog!, They Might Be Giants
2. Hot Dog!
Meet the Elements, They Might Be Giants
3. Meet the Eleme..
Roy G. Biv (With Intro), They Might Be Giants
4. Roy G. Biv (Wi..
Why Does the Sun Shine?, They Might Be Giants
5. Why Does the S..
I Am a Paleontologist (With Intro), They Might Be Giants
6. I Am a Paleont..
Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work), They Might Be Giants
7. Seven Days of ..
How Many Planets? (With Intro), They Might Be Giants
8. How Many Plane..
Electric Car (With Intro), They Might Be Giants
9. Electric Car (..
Seven, They Might Be Giants
10. Seven
Photosynthesis (With Intro), They Might Be Giants
11. Photosynthesis..
Solid Liquid Gas, They Might Be Giants
12. Solid Liquid G..
One Dozen Monkeys, They Might Be Giants
13. One Dozen Monk..
High Five!, They Might Be Giants
14. High Five!
Zeroes, They Might Be Giants
15. Zeroes
The Bloodmobile (With Intro), They Might Be Giants
16. The Bloodmobil..
Cells, They Might Be Giants
17. Cells
Speed and Velocity (With Intro), They Might Be Giants
18. Speed and Velo..
Triops Has Three Eyes, They Might Be Giants
19. Triops Has Thr..
I Can Add, They Might Be Giants
20. I Can Add


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