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Critics bowed at the feet of Beck when, in the mid-'90s, he was able to successfully fuse elements of such disparate genres as funk, folk and retro-rock. Few remembered that several years earlier, husband-and-wife duo timbuk3 had brought a similar (if more homespun) eclecticism to alternative rock with their programmed drums, willfully clunky rhythms, and lyrics clever enough to rival those of the best singer/songwriters.,

Kenneth Bays - All Music Guide

timbuk3, best known for their hit song "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades," enjoyed Top 40 radio success, resulting in multi-album recording contracts, television appearances, magazine features and International touring.

In 1987, timbuk3 received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Their unforgettable video was nominated for MTV`s Best New Artist Video. Television appearances included Saturday Night Live, Late Night With Conan Obrien, Austin City Limits, MTV and Solid Gold, among others.

Besides headlining their own shows around the world, timbuk3 opened for Bob Dylan, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, James Brown and others. Commander William Walker of NASA's space shuttle Endeavor played timbuk3's  music in outer space - the highest rotation an earth-bound artist can achieve.

timbuk3 disbanded in 1996. Six years later they were inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

                                              The legendary boombox that helped propel timbuk3 into stardom and the top of the music charts

                                                now has a new home in Cleveland, Ohio at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!