They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants Opened Up the "Flood" Gates Thanks to a Cartoon

New York alternative duo They Might Be Giants were unlikely candidates for mainstream fame. Their quirky songs were primarily played in small clubs by John Linnell (vocals, accordion and saxophone) and John Flansburgh (vocals and guitar) - and for those who couldn't get out into the big city, there was "Dial-a-Song," a number connected to an answering machine that would randomly play some of their work.