Storyboards: Mancom Mainframe
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They Might Be Giants’ first album, or “pink album,” was a turning point for both the band and for the burgeoning world of indie rock. Performing in downtown NYC clubs, the band had become a fixture on the East Village scene where performance art and music flowed together in a vivid late night club scene. In those earlier years, the band was making recordings for their Dial-A-Song service and their demos were actively passed around town. While the album’s release in late 1986 was met with raves from critics (including the rare “A” rating from the Village Voice’s Robert Christgau), with no major label push or immediate radio interest, it seemed destined to settle comfortably into the Miscellaneous T section within a number of months. All that would change quickly when the band collaborated with video director Adam Bernstein on a series of original clips that would get serious play on MTV…
Judge John Hodgman’s praise for Alex Italics:
"WINNER: Alex Italics, for the video I call “Don’t Say ‘Grassy Knoll,’ say ‘Grassy YES.’” The amount of talent that has been poured into this–from all the actors to all the costumes to the set design and the video design, not to mention the elderly newsman tear deployment–makes it as hypnotic as the Zapruder film.”