02 October 2010

They Might Be Giants

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They Might Be Giants (TMBG) are an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.

In the early years, the band was just Flansburgh, Linnell and a drum machine. In the early nineties, TMBG became a full band. Currently, the members of TMBG are Flansburgh, Linnell, Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf.

They make unconventional, experimental, alternative music and in the past few years have also found success with children's music and in theme music for television programs and films.

TMBG have released 14 studio albums including the platinum Flood and the gold children's music album Here Come the ABCs. They have won two Grammy Awards including one for their song "Boss of Me", which served as the theme to Malcolm in the Middle.

Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants 

They Might Be Giants
The band's name comes from a great cult film favorite also called They Might Be Giants, which starred George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward, about a "crazy" man who imagines himself to be Sherlock Holmes.

The film's title is a reference to Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes. In that book, Quixote says the windmills he attempts to fight "might be giants."

The documentary Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) is the story of the band.

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