Friday, December 6, 2013

Full Show Friday: They Might Be Giants, Kennedy Center 10/2/12

Last year we searched the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and posted them to the site monthly.  That was all well and good but this year RtBE is upping the ante with a show every week to celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...They Might Be Giants!
Let's cleanse the palette after last Friday with some good ol' family friendly rock now....

So last weekend I had a hankering for some good old school TMBG. This band along with Sonic Youth, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and tons of Hardcore/Punk bands got me through those murky years. TMBG is like a weird mind control drug for me, I hadn't heard them literally for 5-6 years until this weekend and when I started listening to Lincoln I knew every word like it was 1992 all over again. Their first 4 albums are ingrained (like a birdhouse) in my soul.

So here are the oddballs playing a fancy show at the Kennedy Center from 2010. I will admit to falling off heavily from this band when they actually became a band at John Henry, Apollo 18 was my last fling with the John's. I moved on, they did too but we will always have their early years. This show has a good selection of older jams including probably me favorite tune to open. Granted this isn't my favorite version but god damn I love "She's An Angel". Other highlights, "The Guitar", the amazing "Fingertips" whirlwind so cool live, "Your Racist Friend" and "Istanbul",

Pro-Shot, Pro-Sound, give it a geeky listen, set list below, Enjoy: 

She's an Angel
Clap Your Hands
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
Birdhouse in Your Soul
I Never Go to Work (Seven Days of the Week)
Particle Man
Your Racist Friend
I Am a Paleontologist
Pirate Girls Nine
James K. Polk
Older Doctor Worm
Damn Good Times (Introduced as "Dang Good Times")
The Mesopotamians
 Encore: Alphabet of Nations
What Is a Shooting Star?
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

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