CAT # 11661-9127-2
1. Can't Keep Johnny Down 2:20 2. You Probably Get That A Lot 2:57 3. Old Pine Box 1:51 4. Canajoharie 3:39 5. Cloisonné 2:38 6. Let Your Hair Hang Down 2:31 7. Celebration 3:48 8. In Fact 2:20 9. When Will You Die 2:32 10. Protagonist 2:49 11. Judy Is Your Viet Nam 1:26 12. Never Knew Love 2:54 13. The Lady And The Tiger 2:55 14. Spoiler Alert 2:39 15. Dog Walker 2:32 16. 2082 1:55 17. Three Might be Duende 2:25 18. You Don't Like Me 2:57
Recorded over nine months in New York City with producer Patrick Dillett, Join Us is a truly remarkable album. From inspired electronic excursions to blazing mind-crushers featuring their legendary barn-storming live band--They Might Be Giants is BACK. From the opening chime of "Can't Keep Johnny Down" to the climactic blast of "You Don't Like Me" this is TMBG at their finest. Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late '80s and early '90s. John Flansburgh and John Linnell (originally from Lincoln, MA) borrowed (musically) from everywhere, but their freewheeling eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane, geeky sense of humor. The duo would reference everything from British Invasion to Tin Pan Alley, while making allusion to pulp fiction and President Polk. Through their string of indie releases and constant touring, They Might Be Giants built up a huge following on college campuses during the late '80s, switching to a major label in the early '90s. With support from MTV, 1990's Flood became a gold album, and with it, the duo began to reap commercial rewards, moving into the status of one of the most popular alternative bands before grunge.
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