Timbuk 3

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, in 1978 Timbuk 3 was a duo comprising husband and wife Pat MacDonald (6 August 1952) and Barbara Kooyman MacDonald. The pair met while attending the University of Madison and began writing and performing their songs. They went to New York City where they played on the street for tips before settling in Austin, Texas. While in Austin they became regulars at clubs such as the Hole In The Wall and the Austin Outhouse. They recorded a demo and made an appearance on MTV’s I.R.S. The Cutting Edge, which led to a recording contract with I.R.S. Records. Using a boombox for their rhythm section, the duo (playing acoustic and electric guitars) began making appearances on other television programmes and recorded their debut, Greetings From Timbuk 3, in 1986. It reached number 50 in the USA, largely on the strength of the sparkling first single, ‘The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades’, a danceable novelty song that...

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