A gift for you .
from THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
It’s the FIRST ALBUM LIVE FREE DOWNLOAD!
Idlewild Recordings is happy and proud to announce a new and FREE download project.
They Might Be Giants entire first album recorded live on the 2013 tour!
As a gift for our loyal audience, and in an effort to introduce more people into the world of TMBG,
we are posting this free download of the band performing their seminal first album live in its entirety.
FOR THIS TO HAPPEN YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS.
IT IS A TWO PART TEST!
PART ONE: PREPARE
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It seems like Google Chrome will give you a very easy experience.
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PART TWO: ONCE YOU’VE DONE PART ONE
you MUST click on the “download free album” in the widget below.
You should then get an authorizing email right away.
If you don’t get an email, check your spam folder. If it’s still not there, you can try from
another email address. If you do, please be sure to follow BOTH parts of the directions.
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encouraging to us to do more projects of this nature.
CLICK ON “FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD” IN THE WIDGET ABOVE.
THE STORY OF FIRST ALBUM LIVE
These performances were culled from shows on They Might Be Giants’ 2013 world tour.
John Flansburgh and John Linnell are joined by their stellar band — Dan Miller on the guitar,
Danny Weinkauf on bass, and Marty Beller on the drums. There is also a guest appearance by the Avatars of They.
THE STORY OF THE PINK ALBUM
They Might Be Giants’ first album, also known as the “pink album” because of the distinctive pink skyline in Rodney Allen Greenblat’s cover illustration,”
was a turning point for both the band and the burgeoning world of indie rock.
They Might Be Giants had been performing in downtown NYC clubs
and had become a fixture on the East Village scene where performance art and music
flowed together in a vivid late night club scene. In those earlier years, the band was
making recordings for their Dial-A-Song service and their demos were actively passed around town.
While the album’s release in late 1986 was met with raves from critics (including the rare “A”
rating from the Village Voice’s Robert Christgau), with no major label push or immediate radio interest,
it seemed destined to settle comfortably into the Miscellaneous T section within a number of months.
All that would change quickly when the band collaborated with video director Adam Bernstein,
on a series of original clips that would get serious play on MTV….