Monday, November 20, 2006

More Giants, Les. Gore

Wow, I'd forgotten how refreshing these guys were compared to the rest of what passed for alternative music in the late 1980s. Here's They Might Be Giants doing the Lesley Gore classic "Maybe I Know" while guest-hosting on MTV; the video's badly out of synch, but the sound quality is fine. I love it that they dared to cover a great Brill Building-era pop tune without resorting to hipster irony.