Flood (They Might Be Giants album). Flood is the third studio album by Brooklyn-based alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, released in January 1990. Flood was the duo's first album on the major label Elektra Records. It generated three singles: "Birdhouse in Your Soul", "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)", and the domestic promotional track "Twisting". The album is generally considered to be the band's definitive release, as it is their best-selling and most recognizable album.
The following is a comprehensive discography of They Might Be Giants, an American alternative rock band comprising several artists including John Flansburgh, John Linnell, Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf. The band's first release was the November 4, 1986 eponymously titled They Might Be Giants, but TMBG did not gain commercial success until their March 1990 single "Birdhouse in Your Soul" from the album Flood.
They Might Be Giants, sometimes called The Pink Album, is the debut studio album from Brooklyn-based band They Might Be Giants. It was released by Bar/None in 1986. The album generated two singles, "Don't Let's Start" and "(She Was A) Hotel Detective". It is included on Then: The Earlier Years, a compilation of the band's early material, in its entirety, with the exception of "Don't Let's Start", which is replaced with the single mix for the compilation.
FLOOD, the third album from the duo known as They Might Be Giants hit the stores and a subsequent wave followed. TMBG signed on with a major record company (Elektra) to produce this album. Songs started getting major airplay, and not from just college stations. From the odd Theme From Flood to Road Movie to Berlin, a decent glimpse into the scope of TMBG's style is on display. I may also be a tad biased - FLOOD was my first TMBG album. 6 people found this helpful.
Produced by They Might Be Giants. They Might Be Giants Lyrics hang on tight. They might be giants (Boy) They might be giants They might be rain They might be heat They might be frying up a stalk of wheat. They might be giants (Boy) They might be giants They might be brain They might be washed They might be Dr. Spock's back-up band.
Band – John Flansburgh, John Linnell. Booking – Dave Stacey (2), ITB London. Booking – Frank Riley (2), Triad Artists. 6962 gets TMBG's regular charge DIAL-A-SONG. All songs published by They Might Be Giants Music, ASCAP administered by W B Music Corp. Thanks to Glenn Morrow & Tom Prendergast.
album: "Flood" (1990). Theme From Flood Birdhouse In Your Soul Lucky Ball & Chain Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Dead Your Racist Friend Particle Man Twisting We Want A Rock Someone Keeps Moving My Chair Hearing Aid Minimum Wage Letterbox Whistling In The Dark Hot Cha Women & Men Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love They Might Be Giants Road Movie To Berlin. album: "Apollo 18" (1992).
On their major-label debut, Flood, They Might Be Giants exchange quirky artiness for unabashed geekiness and a more varied and polished musical attack. Although the album contains two of the group's finest singles in "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," the overall record is uneven, since the group's hooks aren't quite as sharp as before and the humor is either too geeky or leavened with awkward social statements like "Your Racist Friend
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Theme From Flood
Trombone – Rick McRaeVocals – Joel Mitchell, Marion Beckenstein
|2||Birdhouse In Your Soul
Trumpet – Frank London
|3||Lucky Ball & Chain||2:49|
|4||Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Trumpet – Charlie Spalvida*Written By – J. Kennedy*, N. Simon*
|6||Your Racist Friend
Trumpet – Charlie Spalvida*
|9||We Want A Rock||2:54|
|10||Someone Keeps Moving My Chair||2:19|
Guitar – Arto Lindsay
|14||Whistling In The Dark
Trombone – Rick McRaeTrumpet – Frank London
|16||Women And Men||1:45|
|17||Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love||1:32|
|18||They Might Be Giants||2:39|
|19||Road Movie To Berlin||2:24|
- Manufactured By – Elektra
- Copyright (c) – Elektra
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra
- Published By – WEA International Inc.
- Recorded At – Skyline Studios
- Mixed At – Skyline Studios
- Mastered At – Masterdisk
- Accordion, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Songwriter,Vocals – John Linnell
- Artwork – Barbara Lipp
- Artwork, Guitar, Drum Programming, Songwriter, Vocals – John Flansburgh
- Drums – Alan Bezozi (tracks: A3, A7, A8, B2, B4, B6, B9)
- Engineer – Paul Angelli
- Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
- Photography – Margaret Bourke-White
- Producer – Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley (tracks: A2, A4, A6, A9), They Might Be Giants
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Roger Moutenot
- Violin – Mark Feldman (tracks: A2, A4, A9)
NotesPrinted in Japan
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4988014734356
|9 60907-1||They Might Be Giants||Flood (LP, Album, Gat)||Elektra||9 60907-1||US||1990|
|7559-60907-2, 960 907-2||They Might Be Giants||Flood (CD, Album)||Elektra, WEA, Elektra||7559-60907-2, 960 907-2||UK & Europe||1990|
|EKT 68C, 7559-60907-4||They Might Be Giants||Flood (Cass, Album)||Elektra, WEA||EKT 68C, 7559-60907-4||UK & Europe||1990|
|9 60907-2, CD 60907-2, 60907-2||They Might Be Giants||Flood (CD, Album, RP)||Elektra, Elektra, Elektra||9 60907-2, CD 60907-2, 60907-2||Canada||Unknown|
|96 09074||They Might Be Giants||Flood (Cass, Album)||Elektra||96 09074||Canada||1990|