Easter egg alert: Any time you see little kids wearing numbered shirts they are probably clones! These guys appear in several short comics I’ve drawn over the years, most notably in the book Nursery Rhyme Comics.
I immediately responded to the eclectic mix of upbeat tempos and strange subject matter found on the album Apollo 18, my entry point to They Might Be Giants. And when I first heard Flood, while in the backseat of a friend’s car driving around Long Island, I was impressed how the older songs were even weirder, yet fun for people to sing along to. For all the bizarre lyrics and non-sequitur musical shifts, they still managed to have harmony and catchy riffs, unlike other art/noise bands that failed to click with me.