XTC Vs. Adam Ant - They Might Be Giants - Factory Showroom (CD, Album)

Just as the Beatles' masterwork 'Rubber Soul' took all the elements the band had played with to varying degrees of success on the 'Help! Absolutely beautifully produced and mixed by Pat Dillett and the Giants themselves, every track on here sounds fresh, full and lavish, constantly tickling the ears with unexpected and wonderful flourishes of whimsy sprinkled liberally into the impressively elaborate arrangements.

It baffles the mind why this work is so often dismissed by the Giants fan hardcore, offering as it does an accessibility and focussed distillation of the band's spirit not paralleled before or equalled since, perhaps barring 's 'The Spine' its equally-superb spiritual sequel.

Approaching ten years old and still bursting with freshness and life, 'Factory Showroom' is one of the true great musical achievements of the s. This album has been many times quoted as being thne Johns' favorite album, and I can see the appeal to them. Although they are mostly well-crafted pop songs, there is lots of experimentation with their usual sound, due to singing saws, vibraphones, and a contrasting guitar sound Not something that should stick around, but is very cool for a one-album deviation.

This one is also home to some of their longest tracks, probably a feat TMBG are proud of as they seem to have trouble extending songs without making them become redundant. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. The Bells Are Ringing Review Edit 's Factory Showroom, They Might Be Giants' sixth album—their fourth for a major label, their second with a full band—contains just 13 songs well, actually 14, if you count the hidden bonus track; more on that later.

Syung Myung Me If you were a fan of the band when this came out, you had to hate it. Categories :. Cancel Save. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The Spine. Only 15 left in stock - order soon. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Register a free business account. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.

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My favorite song on this album is "Metal Detector! If you like quirky, fun music, this is it. Short but sweet. One of TMBG's better albums. Did not work when I tried to play it. Nice pressing of a classic album. Released in , this was TMBG's second album with a "full" band, rather than mainly as a duo consisting of two guys named John. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Amongst the cassette's 22 tracks were also demo versions of " Older " and " On The Drag " still unheard elsewhere. The album itself peaked at 89 on the Billboard for the week of October 26, , but only spent two short weeks on the chart before dropping off. Personal tools Create account Log in. This Might Be A Wiki.

Factory Showroom They Might Be Giants Alternative ; XTC vs. Adam Ant 9 Spiraling Shape 10 James K. Polk 11 Pet Name ℗ Elektra Entertainment; Also Available in iTunes More By They Might Be Giants See All. Flood Here Come the ABCs Nanobots Here Come the s Apollo 18 Lincoln

9 Replies to “XTC Vs. Adam Ant - They Might Be Giants - Factory Showroom (CD, Album)”

  1. XTC VS. Adam Ant New York City Gems: Exquisite Dead Guy Metal Detector Spiraling Shape James K. Polk I Can Hear You The Bells Are Ringing Which isn't to say the "gems" don't have their bothersome parts. (Or that the annoying songs don't have their charms.) Anyway, I unfairly wrote this album off in the 90s, giving short shrift to its good tracks/5(43).
  2. "Factory Showroom They Might Be Giants' Sixth Album" Before the first track on the CD, there is an uncredited, unreleased minute long song that is called "Token Back To Brooklyn" which has appeared on their Dial-a-song answering machine, and also on the "They Got Lost" compilation. This track is not playable on some CD players.4/5(39).
  3. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about They Might Be Giants - Factory Showroom at Discogs. Complete your They Might Be Giants collection/5().
  4. Jul 07,  · “XTC vs. Adam Ant” imagines a heavyweight competition for the rock title between those two ‘80s icons, and while the music only occasionally hearkens to XTC, there’s a sly reference to the lead singer of Bow Wow Wow (a band made up of former Ants). The ultra-catchy “Spiraling Shape” is another hit single that never was.
  5. XTC vs. Adam Ant artist: They Might Be Giants: releases: Factory Showroom, John Henry + Factory Showroom: year: first played: March 23, ( known performances) run artist: They Might Be Giants.
  6. XTC vs. Adam Ant Lyrics: XTC versus Adam Ant / Content versus form / Fighting for their place in rock and roll / There is no right or wrong / Just when you think it's finished / With XTC on top.
  7. Factory Showroom, They Might Be Giants' second effort with a full band, is a stronger album than its predecessor, John Henry, boasting a more natural sound and a more diverse selection of adtaralearniga.guabnetdmembrebeddatiridmezarpoxi.cor, John Flansburgh and John Linnell are still suffering from a slight creative block -- they even recycle an old B-side, "James K. Polk" -- as evidenced by the lack of memorable hooks and.
  8. XTC vs. Adam Ant Lyrics. 9. Spiraling Factory Showroom was They Might Be Giants' sixth studio album. John Henry was that was the first album where we hired other musicians as a band. We.
  9. Factory Showroom They Might Be Giants Alternative · Preview SONG XTC vs. Adam Ant. 8. Also available in the iTunes Store More by They Might Be Giants. Flood The Else Apollo 18 They Might Be Giants Lincoln.

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