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Great Job, Internet!: Looking back on They Might Be Giants’ zany Edison experiment

They Might Be Giants’ brief but memorable tenure as a major-label band effectively ended 20 years ago with the release of Factory Showroom on October 8, 1996. It was their fourth and final album for Elektra. The relationship between the band and the label had been souring for some time, and the 1996 LP got very little promotional push. But TMBG decided to end its major-label era with a flourish of experimentation.
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