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Tank And The Bangas' Tiny Desk Concert [SO GOOOOOD!]
Behind The Music

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Curt Cobain on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit':

"That came from something I used to say every time I used to walk into a party to break the ice. A lot of times, when you’re standing around with people in a room, it’s really boring and uncomfortable. So it was, “Well here we are, entertain us. You invited us here.”

Mark Knopfler on 'Money For Nothing':

"That came from a big meathead working in an electrical appliance store in New York. He was watching MTV while moving boxes. I spied on him through a little gap in the microwave section, and the lines he was coming out with were so classic that I had to write them down as fast as possible. He actually said things like, “What’s that? Hawaiian noises?” and “maybe get a blister on your little finger.” And then he said, “That ain’t workin’” … Little did he know. "

Chrissie Hynde on 'Back On The Chain Gang':

“I found a picture of you.” It was from a little photograph of Ray Davies I found in a wallet. We were trying to work the song out in sound checks for a while, but later when my guitar player died I finished the song off with him in mind."

Leikeli47's Tiny Desk Concert

"It struck me that, at least in theory, organ pipes should generate quite primitive sound waves. If so, how come a church organ doesn't sound like a chip tune, which is also built up from simple waveforms? Well, actually it will, if you remove the church. And if you connect a Commodore 64 home computer to a loudspeaker in a large hall, it will sound like an organ.

So the music on this album is not performed on a pipe organ. Instead, what you hear is the sound of one or two SID chips (controlled by a Commodore 64), enhanced by a convolution reverb to simulate church acoustics."

They Might Be Giants’ third album and major-label debut, Flood, which came out 30 years ago this month, still stands as the band’s watershed moment.

“In so many ways, when people tell the standard ‘We got signed and it sucked’ stories, we had the opposite experience, and I feel very grateful that it was so positive,” says Flansburgh now.

Rather than having to kowtow to its new higher-ups at Elektra, the two-man band leaned even harder into its alternative-in-an-alternative-world musical offerings: one guy with an accordion, another with a guitar, who often used a metronome for percussion and played around with a Casio, whose lyrics preached adages like “No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful” over a deceptively cheery pop background.

The 30 songs I listened to more than all the others released in 2019, w/ Joe Goddard, Shygirl, Juliana Hatfield, Lone, Big K.R.I.T, Grimes, The Young Gods, The Presets, Deborah’s Child, Ibibio Sound Machine, Letón Pé, IDK, Karl Hector & Malcouns +more.

A favorite by Ms. Hatfield. Good for what ails you.