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They Got Lost
     

They Got Lost

by They Might Be Giants
 
They Might Be Giants are one of too-few bands that manage to make compilations that are as cohesive and enjoyable as their regular full-length albums. They Got Lost is no exception -- a collection of truly rare rarities, it shows once again that the group's more obscure songs are quite often just as great as their best-known ones. Many of the tracks here come

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They Might Be Giants are one of too-few bands that manage to make compilations that are as cohesive and enjoyable as their regular full-length albums. They Got Lost is no exception -- a collection of truly rare rarities, it shows once again that the group's more obscure songs are quite often just as great as their best-known ones. Many of the tracks here come from They Might Be Giants' relationship with the music download service EMusic, including the sweetly sad alt-country of "Words are Like (Demo)"; "Reprehensible"'s bright, swingy lounge; and the more typical quirky rock of "On the Drag," "I Am a Human Head" and "Certain People I Could Name." Sometimes the origins of the songs are even more unusual than the songs themselves: "Oranges" and the very silly "Oranges Testimonial" were commissioned by the Chopping Block, a graphic design firm. "Theme to McSweeney"'s celebrates Dave Eggers' beloved literary webzine with Wendy Carlos-style baroque electronics, and "I'm Sick (of this American Life)" pays homage to the National Public Radio show with weary, tongue-in-cheek wit; meanwhile, "Rat Patrol" (another EMusic track), with its charging pianos and guitars, sounds like the theme song to a TV show that never was. One of They Got Lost's best songs actually did appear in a TV show: "All Alone," the strangely bittersweet story of a germ launched into outer space, appeared on "Brave New World," a special series produced by ABC's Nightline. Though this collection isn't quite as consistent as, say, Miscellaneous T, They Got Lost is still a lot of fun (especially on off-the-cuff tracks like "Disappointing Show") and a must for any die-hard TMBG fans that don't already have these songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Zoe Records
UPC:
0601143106224
catalogNumber:
431062

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Performance Credits

They Might Be Giants   Primary Artist
Brian Doherty   Drums
John Flansburgh   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dan Hickey   Drums
Dan Levine   Trombone,Tuba
John Linnell   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Graham Maby   Bass,Bass Guitar
Eric Schermerhorn   Guitar
Yuval Gabay   Drums
Danny Weinkauf   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jim O'Connor   Trumpet
Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser   Drums,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dan Miller   Guitar
Dan John Miller   Guitar

Technical Credits

They Might Be Giants   Composer
Albert Caiati   Engineer
Patrick Dillett   Engineer

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