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Timbuk 3 was formed in 1986 by the husband and wife team of Pat MacDonald (acoustic, electric, bass and MIDI guitars, harmonica, vocals) and Barbara K. MacDonald (electric guitar, mandolin, violin, rhythm programming, vocals). Initially they performed live as a duo backed up by a large "ghettoblaster".

They were joined in 1991, by Wally Ingram and Courtney Audain. Timbuk 3 recorded several albums from 1986 to 1995; their first album, Greetings From Timbuk 3, generated their only chart hit song… read more

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  • pat mAcdonald: "Getting everyone to remove the space between the "k" and the "3" is another huge project I've undertaken. I never wanted that space."
  • Life is hard, can't buy happiness no matter what you do, Can't get to heaven on roller skates, can't take a taxi cab to Timbuktu. fucking life!
  • I just wanna say that I have liked "Hairstyles and Attitudes" even MORE than "The Future's So Bright" since 1986. OK, I'm done. :)
  • the future so bright I gotta wear shades ... love, love, love etc ... ... ... and much more love
  • These guys are so underrated. Just listen to the lyrics.
  • Timbuk3 is awesome :D
  • What a song!
  • I think it should be "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades". Otherwise the funny little twist is gone.
  • If you like these you should check out [artist]The Raveonettes[/artist]. Similar tight male-female harmonies, 60s sound only they're from Denmark. Cool music.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future%27s_So_Bright,_I_Gotta_Wear_Shades

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