Big Head Todd and the Monsters: Music for Free

Hear an Interview and In-Studio Performance

Set List

  • "Cashbox"
  • "Blue Sky"
  • "Fortune Teller"
  • "Her Own Kinda Woman"
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Formed in 1986, the eclectic Colorado band Big Head Todd and The Monsters incorporates folk, country, soul, and blues into an accessible alt-rock sound. The group's do-it-yourself approach made it a best-selling underground success story before it signed with a major label, but its 1993 album Sister Sweetly sold a million copies after it did so.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters reclaimed its independence a few years ago, self-releasing last year's All the Love You Need. In this segment, the band plays new songs and talks about its unique distribution model: It mailed the new album to almost half a million people for free, in order to promote its live performances.

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