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.
Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. One person found this helpful.
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