They Might Be Giants
' sixth studio album
, released in 1996 on Elektra Records
. Many fans were disappointed with this release, saying it sounds to pop
py and not enough like the traditional Giants sound, perhaps because it was over-produced
. Perhaps the Giants agree, because they soon started an effort to divorce
themselves from Elektra, an effort which has now been completed.
The CD of this album contains a hidden track recorded in negative time at the beginning of the first track; in order to play it, press the back (or rewind or whatever you want to call it) button on your CD player as soon as you start playing the CD. However, not all CD players will play it; neither my CD player nor my CD-ROM drive will touch it.