Timbuk 3, stylized TIMBUK3, was an American rock band which released six original studio albums between 1986 and 1995.[2] They are best known for their Top 20 single "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades". The band's music has been featured on more than 20 compilation and soundtrack albums.[citation needed]

Timbuk 3
OriginMadison, Wisconsin
GenresFolk rock,[1] alternative pop,[2] new wave
Years active1983–1995
LabelsI.R.S.
Watermelon
High Street
Past membersPat MacDonald
Barbara K. MacDonald
Courtney Audain
Wally Ingram
James Allen

Career edit

Timbuk 3 was formed in 1984 in Madison, Wisconsin, by the husband-and-wife team of Pat MacDonald (acoustic, electric, bass and MIDI guitars, harmonica, vocals, drum programming) and Barbara Kooyman (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, rhythm programming, vocals). In 1991 Wally Ingram (drums) and Courtney Audain (bass) joined the duo.[3]

Timbuk 3 briefly appeared in the 1988 movie D.O.A. (starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel) as a house band. They performed the songs "Too Much Sex, Not Enough Affection" and "Life Is Hard".[4]

Discography edit

Studio albums edit

Year Title Label US
[5]
AUS
[6]
UK
[7]
1986 Greetings from Timbuk3 I.R.S. 50 86 51
1988 Eden Alley I.R.S. 107 - -
1989 Edge of Allegiance I.R.S. - - -
1991 Big Shot in the Dark I.R.S. - - -
1993 Espace Ornano Watermelon - - -
1993 Looks Like Dark to Me EP High Street - - -
1995 A Hundred Lovers High Street - - -

Other albums edit

Singles edit

Year Title US
[8]
US
Main
[9]
AUS
[6]
IRE
[10]
NZ
[11]
UK
[7][12]
1986 "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" 19 14 18 11 29 21
1987 "Life Is Hard" - 35 - - - -
1987 "All I Want for Christmas (Is World Peace)" - - - - - -
1988 "Rev. Jack & His Roamin' Cadillac Church" - 34 - - - -
1989 "National Holiday" - - - - - -
1995 "Just Wanna Funk with Your Mind" - - 99 - - -

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Miles, Milo (1993-12-12). "RECORDINGS VIEW; Folkies Who Like It Looser". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  2. ^ a b "Timbuk 3 – Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  3. ^ Jon Young and Scott Schinder. "Timbuk3 (profile)". Trouser Press.
  4. ^ "D.O.A. (1988)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  5. ^ "Timbuk 3 Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  6. ^ a b Australian chart peaks:
  7. ^ a b "Official Charts > Timbuk 3". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  8. ^ "Timbuk 3 Chart History > Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  9. ^ "Timbuk 3 Chart History > Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Timbuk 3' (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  11. ^ "charts.nz > Timbuk 3 in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  12. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 560. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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