To my friend Ken - Accordions Rule!
What a wonderful band. I saw a documentary of them a while back and from what I remember they have this answering machine at their apartment that has a different tune on it every day. Pure genius. I wonder if they are still doing that.
Frank Black of the Pixies said that he had the tape Lincoln in his car all summer. He listened to it over and over again but never really liked it until one day it hit him. It was like viola! And he just got them.
For those of you who don’t know about this duo, well are you in for surprise. All I know is that one guy plays accordion and I think they both sing. They make some of the craziest songs imaginable. It’s really meant for nerdy brainy people who like quirky stuff.
They have been a band since the early 1980s. They are straight out of New York City. They Might Be Giants were tremendously popular in the college radio circuit in the late 1980s. I also think they did a Malcolm in the Middle Theme song. The only radio station I have ever heard them played on was KROQ in Los Angeles.