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They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants (sometimes abbreviated as TMBG) is an American alternative band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. During TMBG's early years Flansburgh and Linnell were frequently accompanied by a drum machine. In the early 1990s, TMBG expanded to include a backing band. The duo's current backing band consists of Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf. The group is best known for an unconventional and experimental style of alternative music. Over their career, they have found success on the modern rock and CMJ charts. More recently they have also found success in children's music, and in theme music for several television programs and films.TMBG have released 16 studio albums. Flood has been certified platinum and their children's music albums Here Come the ABCs, Here Come the 123s, and Here Comes Science have all been certified gold. The band has won two Grammy Awards, one in 2002 for their song "Boss of Me", which served as the theme to Malcolm in the Middle. They won their second in 2009 for Here Come the 123s. The band has sold over 4 million records.Music videosThe band has released 25 main music videos for songs from their rock albums. All of their children's albums have also included video content or run alongside DVD releases.Direct from BrooklynIn 1999, They Might Be Giants released Direct from Brooklyn, a VHS compilation of their music videos from 1986 up to that point. It was reissued on DVD in 2003. The following music videos were included:"Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head" (1986)"Don't Let's Start" (1986)"(She Was a) Hotel Detective" (1986)"Ana Ng" (1988)"Purple Toupee" (1988)"They'll Need a Crane" (1988)"Birdhouse in Your Soul" (1990)"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" (animated) (1990)"The Statue Got Me High" (1992)"The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)" (1992)"Snail Shell" (1994)"Doctor Worm" (1998)Other videos"Boss of Me" (2001)"Experimental Film" (animated) (2004)"Bastard Wants to Hit Me" (animated) (2004)"With The Dark" (animated) (2007)"The Shadow Government" (animated) (2007)"I'm Impressed" (animated) (2007)"The Mesopotamians" (animated) (2007)"Can't Keep Johnny Down" (2011)"Cloisonné" (2011)"In Fact" (2011)"You Probably Get That a Lot" (2011)"Spoiler Alert" (2011)"Marty Beller Mask" (2011)"When Will You Die" (2012)"Icky" (animated) (2013)"Nanobots" (animated) (2013)"Insect Hospital" (animated) (2013)"Black Ops" (2013)


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