Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns

  • Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns
  • Gina Arnold, Michael Azzerad, Adam Bernstein, David Bither, Frank Black
  • Directed by A.J. Schnack
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This superior documentary recounts the twenty-year rise to semistardom of the oddball-pop Brooklyn duo in a style as enchanting and eccentric as Johns Linnell and Flansburgh themselves. And the staggering four and a half hours of lagniappe include the Giants' avant-goofy videos and concert and TV footage, such as their Carson-era Tonight Show culture-clash rendition of "Birdhouse in Your Soul," backed by Doc Severinsen and his orchestra.

From The Archives Issue 370: May 27, 1982

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