Timbuk3

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Timbuk3
OriginMadison, Wisconsin
GenresPost-punk, new wave
Years active1984–1995
LabelsI.R.S.
Watermelon
High Street
Past membersPat MacDonald
Barbara K. MacDonald
Courtney Audain
Wally Ingram

Timbuk3 was an American post-punk band which released six original studio albums between 1986 and 1995.[1] 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.

Career[edit]

Timbuk3 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 K. MacDonald (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, rhythm programming, vocals).[citation needed] They were joined in 1991 by Wally Ingram (drums) and Courtney Audain (bass).[2]

Timbuk3 briefly appeared in the 1988 movie D.O.A. (starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan) as a house band. They performed the songs Too Much Sex, Not Enough Affection and Life is Hard. [3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label US
[4]
AUS
[5]
UK
[6]
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]

  • Some of the Best of Timbuk3: Field Guide (1992) (greatest hits compilation)
  • Espace Ornano (1993) (live album)
  • Live from Austin City Limits (2011) (live album)

Singles[edit]

Year Title US
[4]
US
Main

[4]
AUS
[5]
IRE
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[6][9]
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. ^ Bush, John. Biography of Timbuk 3 at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ Jon Young and Scott Schinder. "Timbuk3 (profile)". Trouser Press.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094933/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd
  4. ^ a b c "Billboard > Timbuk 3 > Chart History". Bilboard. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  5. ^ a b Australian chart peaks:
  6. ^ a b "Official Charts > Timbuk 3". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Timbuk 3'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  8. ^ "charts.org.nz > Timbuk 3 in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  9. ^ 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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