Velcro Horns

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TMBG with the Velcro Horns
The Velcro Horns were originally an eight-piece horn section, originally led by Dan Levine and Jim O'Connor, who occasionally toured with They Might Be Giants. TMBG collaborated with the Velcro Horns to record "Too Cool Girls" in 2001 and again worked with Levine and O'Connor as The Velcro Horns for the Mink Car track "Mr. Xcitement."
Another pic of TMBG and the Velcro Horns

From 2006-07, three lineups of the Velcro Horns joined TMBG for several shows, on several songs in their repertoire:

  • On July 1, 2006, the horn section was a 3-piece which consisted of Scott Harrell on trumpet, Stan Harrison on saxophone, and Dan Levine on trombone. Linnell first renamed them the "Horns of Babylon", then later on called them the "Towel of Shower Horns".
  • In July-August 2007, a second lineup of the Velcro Horns performed at three Bowery Ballroom shows as a three-piece consisting of Stan Harrison reprising his role on saxophone, Dan Levine on trombone and tuba, and Mark Pender on trumpet.
  • In September to October of 2007, a third and final live lineup of the Velcro Horns formed to accompany TMBG during the West Coast leg. The lineup consisted of Bill Dowling on trumpet, Jim Honeyman on tenor sax, and Dan Levine reprising his trombone role. However, Jim Honeyman suffered a finger injury before the show on October 3rd and his place was taken by George Shelby.

Since mid-October 2007, a successor of the Velcro Horns is currently the Tricerachops Horns.

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