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A Self Called Nowhere - They Might Be Giants - John Henry

10.12.2019 9 By Meztizahn


1994
Label: Elektra - 61654-2 • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
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Feeling that John and John had taken the band as far as it could go with reel-to-reel tape recordings and drum machines, Susan Drew of the band's label Elektra persuaded them to recruit a live band for the second phase of their year long tour in support of Apollo John Henry would be the band's first studio album recorded with their touring band.

The sound was quite different from A Self Called Nowhere - They Might Be Giants - John Henry albums, many of the tracks were guitar-heavy and live horns were used on several tracks, creating a harder-rocking feel and allowing them to better mold the moods of the songs. Drums on the album were handled by new band member Brian DohertyJon Feinberg having left after the end of Apollo 18 tour, and two tracks feature Maimone's replacement on bass, Joe Jackson Band veteran Graham Maby.

Some longtime fans of the band became upset by the changes and even went so far as to stage boycotts of the band's live shows. To generate excitement for the album, John Linnell created a HyperCard stack for Apple Macintosh that was released in May and distributed on alt. It contained previews described as "interpretive snippets in extremely crappy lo-fidelity" of the album's 20 songs, which consisted of short instrumental and vocal samples pitch-modulated and played in sequence to resemble melodies of the album tracks.

A web recreation of the HyperCard stack can be played with here. In an event repeated with TMBG's next album, Factory Showrooma bootlegged demo tape of eight tracks from the album's studio sessions was leaked.

These demos existed only in cassette form prior to the release of Podcast 27A inwhich included high-fidelity versions of seven of the tracks. Full-band studio demos were recorded with Pat Dillett for all of the songs on the album, with DJ J-Break - Homegrown Breaks EP exception of " Stomp Box ".

Inall these demos were collected and released officially as John Henry Demos to the Instant Fan Clubfollowed later by a CD and vinyl release in Sales and performance of the album were somewhat of a paradox.

John Henry peaked at No. At the time, this was the shortest span for which any They Might Be A Self Called Nowhere - They Might Be Giants - John Henry album had charted, with the exception of Pinkwhich failed to chart.

In addition, " AKA Driver " was released as a promotional single, but did not chart. The disc was a selection of live tracks from Live!! Personal tools Create account Log in. This Might Be A Wiki. See Discography Abbreviations for definition of various terms.

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  • Dougal says:
    Lyrics to A Self Called Nowhere by They Might Be Giants from the John Henry album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more!
  • Akitilar says:
    They Might Be Giants "A Self Called Nowhere": I'm sitting on the curb By the empty parking lot Of the store where they let me play the organ I'm w.
  • Mashicage says:
    They Might Be Giants - A Self Called Nowhere Lyrics. I'm sittin' on the curb Of the empty parkin' lot Of the store where they let me play the organ I'm waitin' for my ride But I want to wait in.
  • Tojajar says:
    A Self Called Nowhere artist: They Might Be Giants: releases: John Henry, John Henry + Factory "Gibson Montana very kindly built a left handed L1 acoustic model for me [Flans] for the John Henry recordings, and can be heard on 'Self Called Nowhere' and on 'Sleeping In The Flowers A Self Called Nowhere is currently ranked #36 out of artist: They Might Be Giants.
  • Malajas says:
    A Self Called Nowhere Lyrics: I'm sitting on the curb / By the empty parking lot / Of the store where they let me play the organ / I'm waiting for my ride / But I want to wait inside / Of the.
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  • Meztilmaran says:
    They Might Be Giants John Henry () A Self Called Nowhere: Their first work with a full band and probably the best thing they ever made. Has the same lyrical quirks of their earlier albums but with much better instrumentation, especially the keyboards. The keys Linnell uses on this album are amazing.
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