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They Might Be Giants is a band that is not very heard of But more people have heard of them than you think To these certain people this band is their favorite They are a unique group with unique people sounds and ideas This is what makes them so good The band mixes so many genres of music so it is sort of hard to put them in one category They combine pop folk salsa country jazz RB polka along with childrens type songs They Might Be Giants is a 2 person band They are unique in their own unusual way The two members of the band are John Flansburgh and John Linnell The two metin junior high in the mid 1970s From then until they both moved to Brooklyn in 1981 they would occasionally make tapes of their songs and things that werent really songs Their first performance together unaccompanied was at a Sandinista rally in Central Park in the summer of 1982 It was there that they were introduced as El Grupo de Rock n roll About six months later they performed their second show under the name They Might Be Giants The group took their name from a 1972 George C Scott movie Their first shows included Linnell playing accordion keyboards woodwinds vocals Flansburgh playing the guitar vocals and a home-made taped rhythm track They kept up as a duo with a tape recorder because it was very cheap The instrumentation of the band has been evolving since the release of the first album back in 1986 Originally and through the Flood tour in 1990 the band toured as just John and John backed with synthesizers and tapes Then during the Apollo 18 tour the band started adding talent such as J D Feinberg drums and Kurt Hoffman horns keyboards to live tours When John Henry was released John and John used Brian Doherty drums
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