They Got Lost

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • Label: Zoe Records
  • UPC: 601143106224
  • Catalog Number: 431062
  • Sales rank: 101,938

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rest Awhile (1:40)
  2. 2 Truth in Your Words (1:10)
  3. 3 On the Drag (2:18)
  4. 4 All Alone (1:33)
  5. 5 Down to the Bottom of the Sea (0:53)
  6. 6 I'm Sick (Of This American Life) (1:27)
  7. 7 Words Are Like (1:38)
  8. 8 I Am a Human Head (2:51)
  9. 9 Oranges (1:09)
  10. 10 Empty Bottle Blues (1:38)
  11. 11 They Got Lost (4:36)
  12. 12 Reprehensible (3:13)
  13. 13 Rat Patrol (2:01)
  14. 14 The Army's Tired Now (1:11)
  15. 15 Certain People I Could Name (3:23)
  16. 16 Theme to McSweeney's (2:30)
  17. 17 Dollar for Dollar (0:24)
  18. 18 Mosh Momken Abadon (2:53)
  19. 19 Token Back to Brooklyn (0:52)
  20. 20 Disappointing Show (2:31)
  21. 21 Oranges Testimonial (1:12)
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Album Credits

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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