Here Come the Abc's - (Import CD)
They Might Be Giants
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- They Might Be Giants; Pat Dillett
- Here Come the ABC's
They Might Be Giants: John Flansburgh, John Linnell.
Additional personnel: Marty Beller (vocals, drums); Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser, Henry Linelli, Desi Tomaselli (vocals); Dan Miller (guitar); Mark "Loveman" Pender (trumpet); Dan Levine (trombone, tuba); Patrick Dillett (keyboards); Danny Weinkauf (bass guitar).
Critics may laud They Might Be Giants' knack for ingenious pop hooks and nimble, brainy wordplay (and those things are certainly true), but another aspect of their appeal is that their music is so fun and goofy it can make the listener feel like a kid. It is no surprise then that Giants John Flansburgh and John Linnell are naturals at making recordings for children (see their excellent release NO!). HERE COME THE ABCS, released on Disney's label, bears all the giddy hallmarks of TMBG's best work.
As the title intimates, HERE COME THE ABCS is about the alphabet. The album-length conceit spins the 26 letters through the Johns' wacky imagination, anthropomorphizing them ("E Eats Everything"), using them to illustrate geography ("Alphabet of Nations"), and even pitting them against each other ("D & W"). As usual with the Giants, there are games galore ("Can You Find It?"), interesting philosophical questions ("Who Put the Alphabet in Alphabetical Order?"), and a kaleidoscope of musical styles, including Beatlesque psych-pop ("Pictures of Pandas Painting"), twangy country ("Fake-Believe"), and funky indie-rock (the aforementioned "E Eats Everything"). HERE COME THE ABCS is ingenious, weird, silly, and great fun for playful kids and adults.
- Country of Origin
- Walt Disney
- Allegro Corporation (Dist
- They Might Be Giants
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Here Come the ABCs
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Alphabet of Nations
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] E Eats Everything
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Flying V
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Q U
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Go For G!
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Pictures of Pandas Painting
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] D & W
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Fake-Believe
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Can You Find It?
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Vowel Family, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Letter/Not a Letter
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Alphabet Lost and Found
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I C U
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Letter Shapes
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Who Put the Alphabet in Alphabetical Order?
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Rolling O
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] L M N O
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] C Is For Conifers
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Fake-Believe (Type B)
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] D Is For Drums
- [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Z y X
- [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Goodnight My Friends
- [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] Clap Your Hands
- [ Disc 01 Track 25 ] Here in Higglytown - (Theme To Disney Channel's Higglytown Heroes)
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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