They Might Be Giants’ eponymous first album is celebrating it’s 33 1/3 birthday and Idlewild Recordings is marking the occasion with a re-issue sensitively remastered at Sterling Sound by UE Nastasi. This is a project we know many of you have been waiting for and it has been a labor of love for us.
Nineteen unforgettable tracks of what fans would dub “the pink album" portended the lo-fi movement that would come to define much of the alternative music scene. Upon its release in late 1986, these are the songs that started it all. Fueled by a series of unforgettable MTV videos, this album would ship over 150,000 units in its first year. Recorded by the band in their apartments on 4-track, as well as 8-track at Studio PASS, and working after hours through the benevolence of producer Bill Krauss and engineer Alex Noyes, the disc was finally completed at Al Houghton’s Dubway Studios in the legendary (and hellish) Music Building off of Times Square. Originally released on the Hoboken label Bar/None, this album is TMBG's musical mission statement, packed with unforgettable songs and sounds. “Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head,” “Don’t Let’s Start,” “Number Three,” “32 Footsteps,” “Youth Culture Killed My Dog,” and many, many more.
Available in FLAC and 320kbs MP3 format.
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