Then: The Earlier Years

Then: The Earlier Years

4.0 2
by They Might Be Giants
     
 
Then: The Earlier Years is a double-disc set containing all of They Might Be Giants' original, independent records -- the two albums They Might Be Giants and Lincoln, plus all of the B-sides and EP tracks that were compiled on Misc. T -- adding nearly 20 previously unreleased tracks. While the bonus

Overview

Then: The Earlier Years is a double-disc set containing all of They Might Be Giants' original, independent records -- the two albums They Might Be Giants and Lincoln, plus all of the B-sides and EP tracks that were compiled on Misc. T -- adding nearly 20 previously unreleased tracks. While the bonus tracks are of varying quality -- only "Now That I Have Anything" and demos of "Don't Let's Start," "Which Describes How You're Feeling," and "Hope That I Get Old Before I Die" are of interest to anyone but hardcore collectors -- the official releases remain surprisingly fresh, a combination of melodic skills, inventive arrangements, self-consciously clever lyrics, and bizarre, geeky humor. For most listeners, Then is the definitive They Might Be Giants, encapsulating all of their charm and quirkiness and capturing them at the height of their career.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1997
Label:
Restless Records
UPC:
0018777293129
catalogNumber:
72931

Related Subjects

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Everything Right Is Wrong Again
  2. Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
  3. Number Three
  4. Don't Let's Start
  5. Hide Away Folk Family
  6. 32 Footsteps
  7. Toddler Hiway
  8. Rabid Child
  9. Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes
  10. (She Was A) Hotel Detective
  11. She's an Angel
  12. Youth Culture Killed My Dog
  13. Boat of Car
  14. Absolutely Bill's Mood
  15. Chess Piece Face
  16. I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die
  17. Alienation's for the Rich
  18. The Day
  19. Rhythm Section Want Ad
  20. We're the Replacements
  21. When It Rains It Snows
  22. The Famous Polka
  23. [Untitled Track]
  24. For Science
  25. The Biggest One
  26. Kiss Me, Son of God
  27. Mr. Klaw
  28. Critic Intro
  29. Now That I Have Everything
  30. Mainstream U.S.A.
  31. Fake out in Buenos Aires
  32. Greek #3
  33. I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die
  34. I'm Def
  35. Don't Let's Start
  36. '85 Radio Special Thank You

Disc 2

  1. Ana NG
  2. Cowtown
  3. Lie Still, Little Bottle
  4. Purple Toupee
  5. Cage & Aquarium
  6. Where Your Eyes Don't Go
  7. Piece of Dirt
  8. Mr. Me
  9. Pencil Rain
  10. The World's Address
  11. I've Got a Match
  12. Santa's Beard
  13. You'll Miss Me
  14. They'll Need a Crane
  15. Shoehorn with Teeth
  16. Stand on Your Own Head
  17. Snowball in Hell
  18. Kiss Me, Son of God
  19. Hello Radio
  20. It's Not My Birthday
  21. I'll Sink Manhattan
  22. Nightgown of the Sullen Moon
  23. World's Address
  24. Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had a Deal
  25. The Lady Is a Tramp
  26. Birds Fly
  27. Kitten Intro
  28. Weep Day
  29. The Big Big Whoredom
  30. I'm Getting Sentimental over You
  31. Become a Robot
  32. Which Describes How You're Feeling
  33. Swing Is a Word
  34. Doris Cunningham
  35. Counterfeit Fake
  36. Schoolchildren Singing "Particle Man"

Album Credits

Performance Credits

They Might Be Giants   Primary Artist
Eugene Chadbourne   Guitar

Technical Credits

They Might Be Giants   Producer
Brian Dewan   Cover Design
John Flansburgh   Liner Notes
John Linnell   Liner Notes
Houghton   Engineer
Bill Krauss   Producer,Engineer
Alex Noyes   Engineer
Elizabeth VanItallie   Art Direction
Risa Zaitschek   Art Direction
Mark Mazut   Cover Design
Matthew Hill   Executive Producer
Rodney Alan Greenblat   Cover Design
Chris Lawrence   translation
Mark Marek   Cover Design
Tony Millionaire   Illustrations

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Then: The Earlier Years 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom told me about them. I bought two of their cd's Factory Showroom and The best of the Early Years. I would say they are Indie I've never heard anything like them before and I am in love with them, their sounds and they way they make great music. I suggest you buy one of their 15 cd's today while I have to save up my allowance for the rest of my life to try and get them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago