Music On Vinyl will release a special limited edition ‘icy mint’ coloured vinyl pressing of They Might Be Giants‘ 1990 album, Flood.
The Brooklyn-based duo (still going strong) are John Flansburgh and John Linnell and Flood was their first album on a major label (Elektra) and despite the band’s alt-rock indie appeal they scored an unlikely top ten UK hit single with ‘Birdhouse in Your Soul’. The band were then saved from a life in the glare of the mainstream when follow-up ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ raced rapidly to #61 before disappearing to oblivion.
But Flood is a wonderful long-player (co-produced by Alan Winstanley and Clive Langer) and arguably the last of the early ‘classic’ era.
Don’t be put off by the amount of tracks on this single vinyl record – the total running time of the album is just 43 minutes, so some of these tracks are fairly short!
A picture disc of Flood was issued earlier on this year and is still available. This coloured vinyl edition should certainly sound a lot better than the picture disc and is released on 6 November 2020. It can be pre-ordered via the SDE shop using this link or the button below. It’s limited to 2500 copies worldwide with just 600 earmarked for the UK.
1. THEME FROM FLOOD
2. BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL
3. LUCKY BALL & CHAIN
4.ISTANBUL (NOT CONSTANTINOPLE)
6.YOUR RACIST FRIEND
7. PARTICLE MAN
9. WE WANT A ROCK
1. SOMEONE KEEPS MOVING MY CHAIR
2. HEARING AID
3. MINIMUM WAGE
5. WHISTLING IN THE DARK
6. HOT CHA
7. WOMEN & MEN
8. SAPPHIRE BULLETS OF PURE LOVE
9. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
10. ROAD MOVIE TO BERLIN