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Flansburgh, talking about the role of coffee in the formative process of TMBG music: "John and I shared an apartment in Brooklyn for a couple years somewhere around 1983. Those were the big formative years for They Might Be Giants. We did so much recording and rehearsed every night for an hour, no matter what. During those rehearsals, we would drink these giant mugs of Café Bustelo. At a certain point, we realized that about an hour after consuming all that coffee, we started arguing. It was completely coffee-fueled. It took about four months for us to realize that it was just like a chemistry experiment. If you drink that much coffee you'll start yelling at each other no matter what. We didn't need a topic, it was just caffeine." [1] --MisterMe (talk) 09:16, 4 April 2013 (EDT)