John Linnell

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Also performs as: Jared (Member of the Sapphire Bullets)


John Sidney Linnell (born June 12, 1959, in New York City) is an American musician, known primarily as one half of Brooklyn, New York alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants. In addition to singing and songwriting, he plays accordion, baritone and bass saxophone, clarinet, and keyboards for the group.

Linnell's lyrics are perhaps best known for their inclusion of strange subject matter and word play. Persistent themes include aging, delusional behavior, bad relationships, death, and the personification of inanimate objects. Conversely, the accompanying melodies are usually cascading and upbeat.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1999 State Songs 4 2

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Live 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Montana 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1994 State Songs 2
1996 House of Mayors 1


Year Title RatingReleases
Olive, the Other Reindeer 1

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