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Barenaked Ladies - 19% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Taking their name from a childhood slang term for a naked woman, the Barenaked Ladies are, in fact, five strapping lads from Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. They were formed in 1988 by songwriters Steven Page (22 June 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Ed Robertson (b. Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson, 25 October 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/ Read more

Oingo Boingo - 16% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this new wave band’s prolific, if unspectacular, career was centred on the compositional skills of leader Danny Elfman (Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA; guitar/vocals). The band’s history went back to 1972, when Danny’s brother Rick Elfman (b. Richard Elfman, 6 March 1949, Los Angele Read more

The Aquabats - 16% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - 14% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mike Doughty - 14% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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10 June 1970, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Doughty led the New York-based alternative rock band Soul Coughing from 1992-2000. He had recorded his solo debut during the Soul Coughing years, but Skittish was only sold at live shows after being rejected by the band’s label, Warner Brothers Records. Following the break up of Soul Coughing, and a Read more

Ben Folds Five - 13% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in North Carolina, USA, Ben Folds Five took their name from leader Ben Folds (Benjamin Scott Folds, 12 September 1966, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; piano/vocals). However, the band turned out to be a trio rather than the quintet that the name implied, the line-up completed by Robert Sledge (b. 9 March 1968; bass) and Darren Jessee (b. 8 April 1971; drums). A ro Read more

The Dead Milkmen - 13% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US crypto-punk band came from the active Philadelphian underground scene of the mid-80s and drew members who rejoiced in the unlikely names Joe Jack Talcum (Joe Genaro; guitar/vocals), Rodney Anonymous Melloncamp (b. Rodney Linderman; vocals), Dave Blood (b. David Schulthise, 1957, USA, d. 10 March 2004, Westchester, New York, USA; bass), and Dean Clean (b. Dean Sabatin Read more

Devo - 12% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed during 1972 in Akron, Ohio, this US new wave band, who fitted the term better than most, originally comprised Mark Mothersbaugh (18 May 1950, Akron, Ohio, USA; vocals/keyboards), Jerry Casale (b. Gerald V. Casale; vocals/bass), Bob Mothersbaugh (b. Robert Mothersbaugh; guitar), Bob Casale (guitar/keyboards) and Jim Mothersbaugh (drums), although the latter was replace Read more

Fountains Of Wayne - 11% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The idiosyncratic pop duo Adam Schlesinger (31 October 1967, Montclair, New Jersey, USA) and Chris Collingwood (b. 1968, Pennsylvania, USA) first met on the roof of their college dorm in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the mid-80s. The idea to collaborate came after Collingwood showed Schlesinger the chords to an R.E.M. song. They were members of a succession of college band Read more

The Mountain Goats - 11% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Mountain Goats is the primary outlet for singer-songwriter and guitarist John Darnielle’s oblique, storytelling writing, with narrative and themes developed on songs from various albums and EP and single releases. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, while Darnielle was still a toddler his family relocated to California, which eventually led to an interest in the 80s wes Read more

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 11% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Seattle, Washington, USA, this alternative rock band broke into the US and UK charts in 1995 with their no-nonsense riff-laden music. Chris Ballew (Christopher Ballew, 28 May 1965, USA; vocals/basitar (two-string bass)) told Billboard that ‘Ever since I was a kid, I’d make up songs about pigs, monkeys, and chickens with my brother. In years of writing son Read more


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