Severe Tire Damage

Severe Tire Damage

by They Might Be Giants


On their very first live album, Severe Tire Damage, intellectual rockers They Might Be Giants offer a best-of set, which contains mostly radical reworkings of fan favorites. The reason for the emergence of a live album came about when TMBG played a successful radio session for the Spin Radio Network, where the duo was joined by its touring band as well as horn players and a rhythm section. They were so impressed with the results that they almost immediately went back and picked out versions of songs that sounded totally different live when compared to the original studio versions (especially the songs "She's Actual Size" and "Why Does the Sun Shine?"). Included are the "hits" "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" and "Particle Man," as well as the brand new track "Doctor Worm." To prove that they haven't lost their quirky edge, the album ends with seven unlisted tracks that were written on the spot, in front of their audience.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1998
Label: Restless Records
UPC: 0018777296526
catalogNumber: 72965

Album Credits

Performance Credits

They Might Be Giants   Primary Artist
Brian Doherty   Drums
Zachary Alford   Drums
Randy Andos   Trombone
Hal Cragin   Bass
John Flansburgh   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Diana Herold   Vibes
Dan Hickey   Drums
Kurt Hoffman   Tenor Saxophone
Dan Levine   Trombone
John Linnell   Accordion,Keyboards,Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
Frank London   Trumpet
Graham Maby   Bass
Tony Maimone   Bass
Mark Pender   Trumpet
Erik Sanko   Bass
Eric Schermerhorn   Guitar
Mauro Refosco   Percussion
Jim O'Connor   Trumpet
John Lindell   Accordion,Keyboards,Baritone Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

They Might Be Giants   Composer,Producer
Kevin Cole   Engineer
Patrick Dillett   Producer
Tom Durack   Producer
John Flansburgh   Composer
John Linnell   Composer
Brent Sigmeth   Engineer
Megan Cash   Design Consultant
Rolf Conant   Design Consultant
Matt Gold   Engineer
Mark Bowyer   Digital Imagery
David Robbins   Engineer
Stephanie Nolan   Composer
J. Kennedy   Composer

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