78’s …. ‘Nuff Said
Cover to CAPTAIN AMERICA #109 by Jack Kirby and Syd Shores
Cover to CAPTAIN AMERICA #117 by Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott
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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…
Today while buying some beer I gave the checkout girl a twenty dollar bill and 6 cents for a $19.56 ring up. She shook her head and said she would have to give me back all 5’s. I said, “nickles?”. She said, “No, I don’t have enough large bills at the moment”. That’s when I noticed the register said my change back was $80.50. I told her “I should only get 50 cents back”. She looked at me and asked, ”Didn’t you give me a hundred?” I smiled and said, “no, I gave you a 20”. She double checked under her drawer where she had put my 20 and did not find a hundred. She then asked, “are you sure?”… I paused and said, “I don’t see a hundred there.” She agreed and handed me a dollar back…. I then said, “I should only get 50 cents back” and handed her back the dollar. In the end, she said she wasn’t feeling well and I got the proper change for my purchase. She was also glad that I was such an honest person :)