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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Don't say They Might Be Giants

Posted By on 01.09.08 at 03:12 PM

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Last week I got a package in the mail from local pop band/comedy act Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop. Inside was a copy of a "press release outtake" that I have reproduced below. It was handwritten--sloppily--so this is my best attempt at computer-styling it. [Sic]s abound, etc.


Chicago, IL -- LGOOTTSS, Chicago's #1 premiere band-with-people has declared a moratorium on comparisons to They Might Be Giants.

They do not listen to that band. Only one member has owned any of their albums. Thea has a cassette copy of Flood which has never been heard in the SS van. 

They Might Be Giants is a good band + LGOOTTSS is not. So quit comparing us to them.

Here is a a list of more accurate descriptions

- Song poems

- B52s

- The Shaggs

- [indecipherable]

- The Vaselines

- Run-DMC w/girls, an owl + a cat

- Pavement bought a Farfisa + a cat + an owl

- The Shagg's dad died/Deerhoof on xanax

- The B52s cover Rodd Keith w/o an ascot

- Keith Moon joined the Vaselines so he could do stand-up betwn songs

- What if the Talking Heads met on a rainbow?

- Belly took some improv classes

- Paul Shaffer conducts the Banana Splits/Sour Grapes showdown

- Yo La Tengo w/a smaller record collection

- Ernie Kovacs discovers Sleater Kinney

- They Might Be Giants 

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