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2012-03-13 09:01:03 PM  
Just saw them a month ago here in Baltimore. Great show. And the 30th time I've seen them live.
 
2012-03-13 09:05:45 PM  
"After 30 years, They Might Be Giants simply are...horrible tripe."



You forgot to finish...
 
2012-03-13 09:11:27 PM  
One of my Top Five. "Green" is probably in my top three albums, but "Apollo 18" is farking outstanding.

/saw them at the Bluebird in Denver in 1999
 
2012-03-13 09:16:39 PM  
www.thinkgeek.com
 
2012-03-13 09:17:23 PM  

Adolph Oliver Bush: "After 30 years, They Might Be Giants simply are...horrible tripe."



You forgot to finish...


You forgot to not suck, poophead.
 
2012-03-13 09:18:05 PM  
Who? I've literally never even heard of them.
 
2012-03-13 09:24:33 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Who? I've literally never even heard of them.


Yes you have. You just don't realize it. Link (new window)
 
2012-03-13 09:25:53 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Who? I've literally never even heard of them.


if you have kids, they likely did the theme for an almost educational show they watched
 
2012-03-13 09:27:35 PM  
Excellent band! Highly recommended live show as well.
 
2012-03-13 09:27:37 PM  
I've caught them in concert twice: a greatest hits show last year and a complete performance of Flood a couple years prior. They put on a great show that's loads of fun.
 
2012-03-13 09:29:37 PM  
Saw them last month at the Granada in Dallas. Great show. I'm glad they are still going strong.
 
2012-03-13 09:30:42 PM  
I used to love their records, but several years ago the new material turned into mud pies and hopscotch. I still like them. but not the way I used to in the early days.
 
2012-03-13 09:31:55 PM  

Adolph Oliver Bush: "After 30 years, They Might Be Giants simply are...horrible tripe."



You forgot to finish...


dtran.info
 
2012-03-13 09:34:19 PM  
Loved them from They Might Be Giants > Flood, just lost interest after not really liking John Henry. Great live band, too, I'm glad they've carved out a niche for themselves and are still playing/recording.
 
2012-03-13 09:34:44 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Who? I've literally never even heard of them.


They play The Vogue a couple times a year. You've heard their stuff.
 
2012-03-13 09:35:57 PM  
My first concert was TMBG at Irving Plaza on Oct. 29, 1994. They played all of John Henry straight through,
 
2012-03-13 09:39:37 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: [www.thinkgeek.com image 600x600]


Heh. I have that nightlight in my bathroom. A gift from my brother, who modified the box it came in to say, "blue canary in the outlet by the light switch". And that's exactly where it resides.
 
2012-03-13 09:40:16 PM  

MisatoNERV: Just saw them a month ago here in Baltimore. Great show. And the 30th time I've seen them live.


You've got me beat by a few, I used to live in Brooklyn and saw them at the Bowery Ballroom over a dozen times.
 
2012-03-13 09:41:58 PM  

JerseyTim: My first concert was TMBG at Irving Plaza on Oct. 29, 1994. They played all of John Henry straight through,


My first concert ever was seeing TMBG at Marquette University sometime in 1995. I was a sheltered child who had never been to a concert before. Kinda sad, now that I think about it.
 
2012-03-13 09:45:32 PM  
They were around for four years before their first album came out?
 
2012-03-13 09:48:11 PM  
VERY creative headline, subbie. How long did it take you to come up with such an imaginative yet subtle phraseology?

/You suck
//Almost as much as them
 
2012-03-13 09:50:57 PM  
So TMBG haters, tell us the pinnacles of rock/alternative music that you listen to that are so much better than the band being discussed here?
 
2012-03-13 09:51:48 PM  
They're older than they've ever been.
 
2012-03-13 09:52:06 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: [www.thinkgeek.com image 600x600]


When I was in high school my younger brother would watch Tiny Toons while we were eating breakfast. One episode featured "videos" for Particle Man and Istanbul (not Constantinople), and we later came across Flood in a discount bin at a record store & both became fans.

Twenty years later, I just sent him one of those blue canaries for the outlet by his light switch for his birthday.

/CSB
 
2012-03-13 09:52:58 PM  
Total fan wank article. "I'm getting old, and this is a band I LOVED!"

Yes, I liked them. "Birdhouse", "Istanbul" Then I put away childish things.

Glad they make music. If they make a living doing that, good for them. But they are barely a footnote in the grand scheme.
 
2012-03-13 10:00:42 PM  
TMBG did a cool group rendition (getting most of the staff of the AV Club into the tiny studio) of Tubthumping for Onion AV Club: Link (new window)
 
2012-03-13 10:06:13 PM  
The last fark thread I saw about TMBG was something along the lines of "list the to 50 TMBG songs" and there was a long discussion trying to narrow down their 50 BEST songs. I think that says a lot. And yeah they have way more than 50 fantastic songs. I saw them live last year and they were outstanding.
 
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2012-03-13 10:08:02 PM  
I lost track a long time ago how many times I've seen them. but I do know that I did see them 5 times in one week and twice in one day.

My kids (3 & 7) love the shiat out of their music, not only the kids albums but their regular stuff, I really wish they would do some all ages shows around here. I know when I saw them throughout the 90s that there were always little kids there, I wonder what changed.
 
2012-03-13 10:09:18 PM  

zarberg: So TMBG haters, tell us the pinnacles of rock/alternative music that you listen to that are so much better than the band being discussed here?


Creed, Nickleback, Staind, P.O.D., Puddle of Mudd...
 
2012-03-13 10:11:15 PM  
Oh and I almost forgot Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit!
 
2012-03-13 10:14:11 PM  

MrEricSir: zarberg: So TMBG haters, tell us the pinnacles of rock/alternative music that you listen to that are so much better than the band being discussed here?

Creed, Nickleback, Staind, P.O.D., Puddle of Mudd...Oh and I almost forgot Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit!


Wait ... you're serious? No. You can't be.
 
2012-03-13 10:20:37 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2012-03-13 10:20:42 PM  
Over the span of my life, flood is probably my most listened to album by a fair margin.
 
2012-03-13 10:20:47 PM  

Adolph Oliver Bush: "After 30 years, They Might Be Giants simply are...horrible tripe."



You forgot to finish...


You are now on my favorites list! Marked as "Dead to me".
 
2012-03-13 10:22:06 PM  

MrEricSir: zarberg: So TMBG haters, tell us the pinnacles of rock/alternative music that you listen to that are so much better than the band being discussed here?

Creed, Nickleback, Staind, P.O.D., Puddle of Mudd...


MrEricSir: Oh and I almost forgot Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit!


images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-03-13 10:23:44 PM  
I thought the headline was going to be a fat joke.
 
2012-03-13 10:25:08 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Total fan wank article. "I'm getting old, and this is a band I LOVED!"

Yes, I liked them. "Birdhouse", "Istanbul" Then I put away childish things.

Glad they make music. If they make a living doing that, good for them. But they are barely a footnote in the grand scheme.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-03-13 10:27:21 PM  

MrEricSir: zarberg: So TMBG haters, tell us the pinnacles of rock/alternative music that you listen to that are so much better than the band being discussed here?

Creed, Nickleback, Staind, P.O.D., Puddle of Mudd...


hegeekshegeek.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-13 10:32:10 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Yes, I liked them. "Birdhouse", "Istanbul" Then I put away childish things.


C.S. Lewis would like a word with you ::


Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
 
2012-03-13 10:40:11 PM  

Cotton Rinkenbolts: Primitive Screwhead: [www.thinkgeek.com image 600x600]

Heh. I have that nightlight in my bathroom. A gift from my brother, who modified the box it came in to say, "blue canary in the outlet by the light switch". And that's exactly where it resides.


That is the most interesting and enlightening thing I've read all day; it's simply perfect.
Thank you.
 
2012-03-13 10:45:37 PM  
They did an excellent live show in North Hampton last week. Their opener was Jonathan Coulton, so it was a perfect nerd evening.
 
2012-03-13 10:48:34 PM  
A friend of mine claims he still has nightmares about the puppet heads doing "Exquisite Dead Guy" at one of their live shows.
 
2012-03-13 10:49:58 PM  
Some day somebody else besides me will call me by my stage name.
They will call me Dr Worm.
 
2012-03-13 11:01:37 PM  
They. Prob. Lee. Get. That. A. Lot.
 
2012-03-13 11:04:17 PM  

MrEricSir: Oh and I almost forgot Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit!


Don't forget Poison. Remember, there's 30 years we have to fill in.
 
2012-03-13 11:05:07 PM  

Do the needful: MrEricSir: Oh and I almost forgot Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit!

Don't forget Poison. Remember, there's 30 years we have to fill in.


Oh right. Might as well throw Ratt in there too.
 
2012-03-13 11:16:10 PM  
They inspired me to become a supertaster.

I'm not going to look up the dates, but as I remember it, I bought their new first album on the day The Wonder Years premiered after one of the Superbowls.

I took a date to one of their shows. We got there early and got a table. The big one came up to us and said 'I'm John, I'll be your entertainment tonight."
 
2012-03-13 11:16:16 PM  

MrEricSir: zarberg: So TMBG haters, tell us the pinnacles of rock/alternative music that you listen to that are so much better than the band being discussed here?

Creed, Nickleback, Staind, P.O.D., Puddle of Mudd...


Much like bud lite, coors lite, and miller light. these are all the same thing.
 
2012-03-13 11:20:44 PM  

razyjean: HellRaisingHoosier: Who? I've literally never even heard of them.

Yes you have. You just don't realize it. Link (new window)


Why would you post a link to a cover? (new window)

He probably knows this (new window) original though...
 
2012-03-13 11:25:38 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Much like bud lite, coors lite, and miller light. these are all the same thing.


I disagree. Of those, Miller is the only one that makes me vomit.
 
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