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Welcome to the official page of BOBGOBLIN, a band whose current line-up has been together since 1994, building on a concept that started in 1992.  After some creative diversions over the years, including a period in which we released a couple of records under the name AOJ (Adventures of Jet), the group is more committed than ever to bringing our many musical, visual, and conceptual ideas to light, even as the twilight begins to sprint with us in our race to the finish while the noise of digital shit tries to drown us out.  Join us on this and other sites as we continue to release new songs, unveil new videos, and discuss the issues and inspirations that help feed our rock n' roll rants.  Make sure to sign up for our mailing list or follow us if you'd like to be notified when new songs and videos are released and when new shows are announced.  In our world, you that enjoy the BOB's rock are the Black Market Party, the boldest and most independent-spirited rock n' roll fans on Earth.  Stay tuned to this BMP channel and we will continue to lead the march of the party as we have done for the long haul.  Let's Rock!  

WAITING ON CHRISTMAS 2.0 

We recorded this song long ago for an Idol Records, but unfortunately because of time constraints or whatever, we were not able to record it in the manner we would have liked at that time.  It was basically recorded in a bedroom, and Rob played a drum machine.  Although it was impressive to see Rob rock the song on a drum machine with his fingers, and with a prowess that rivals his skills on a real kit, there were obviously reservations.  Zach Blair of Rise Against, Hagfish, and Draculas fame was doing time with AOJ at that time (our alter-ego moniker, for the unintiated), and he was the guitarist on the recording.  There was a lot of good in the original, but with the fact that people would continue to bring it up, we always wished it would sound better.  Well, now it does.  Produced in the same manner of our recent CD release, "Love Lost for Blood Lust," our best foot was put forward on this recording.  Enjoy! 

END OF THE PLANET - LIVE AT SNOWBOARD ON THE BLOCK FESTIVAL 


This is a live clip (indeed not the greatest sound) of BOBGOBLIN playing "End of the Planet" at the Snowboard on the Block Festival in Denver, September 2015.  Excellent time at the festival!  By playing this song, as we often do, it may seem that we're dipping into the cookie jar of our own alter-ego's stash - that being the stash of AOJ's two LPs worth of tunes.  However, while "End of the Planet" could be considered the first AOJ tune, it was also the last BOBGOBLIN tune before we took a break from the name.  We actually played it a few times in Motor Forces uniform, and it was initially recorded with the thought that it was kicking off the sessions for the next BOBGOBLIN LP after 12-POINT.  But the business of music got in the way, and the rest is history.  Thus, "End of the Planet" will always officially be the first song on the AOJ record "Part 3: Coping with Insignificance."  The bottom line is that beyond the confusion brought about by the change in monikers (and back), the reality is that we wrote it and we like playing it, so if you catch us live, there's a good chance you'll hear it.  It was written with the ultimately unfounded hysteria of Y2K looming upon us, but looking at things as they are 15 years later, it seems even more relevant.  Though it was meant to be more of an indictment of increasing corporate pervasiveness than a musical "Day After Tomorrow," it's hard to deny that as each day passes, the closer the world comes to its end, so this song will never go out of style ;).                  

FULL ALBUM ON YOUTUBE WITH STUFF TO LOOK AT! 

We could have been boring and just put up the record cover and let the record play - and that's cool - but we do have a load of footage lying around from the last couple of years, so we thought, "Why not throw it on there?"  We do have actual conceptual videos (some rather simple) in the works for about 5 of the songs, but while we're letting time slip away trying to get to those done, here's a way to experience the record in pictures.  Rock it!
 

SUCK MY SOUTHWEST 

Though we're still making late plays to fill Nov 15 and 16 somewhere between San Diego and Denver, things are shaping up for a fun trek across the Southwest - through OK, TX and AZ, to CA, and back through CO.  Hope some of you BMP comrades can make it out to rock with us at one of the UPCOMING SHOWS!  We'll be joining such greats as Lagwagon, Joy Subtraction, and Loudmouth Lisa on the furious sprint across the Southwest.
DATE EVENT
BOBGOBLIN @THE HUNT CLUB - TULSA, OKThe Hunt ClubTulsaOK
BOBGOBLIN @ HOOTS PUB - AMARILLO, TXHoot's PubAmarilloTX
BOBGOBLIN @ THE ROCK - TUCSON, AZThe RockTucson
BOBGOBLIN @ TIME OUT LOUNGE - TEMPE, AZTime Out LoungeTempe
BOBGOBLIN @ TROUBADOUR - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CATroubadourWest HollywoodCA
BOBGOBLIN @ THE OBSERVATORY NORTH PARK - SAN DIEGO, CAThe Observatory North ParkSan DiegoCA
BOBGOBLIN @ STREETS OF LONDON PUB - DENVER, COStreets of London PubDenverCO


 

PHYSICAL CDs for LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST NOW AVAILABLE  

Physical copies of LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST can finally be acquired via our bobgoblin.com store and at cdbaby.com/cd/bobgoblin.  The full collection is being redistributed digitally to all of usual online outlets and streaming services and should be available any day on iTunes, AmazonMp3, Spotify, et al.  Make sure to leave remarks in the review section of your favorite online service and help the world know about The BOB!.

LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST - DONE AND HERE! 


THE COMPLETE ALBUM - LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST - IS NOW AVAILABLE AT 
BOBGOBLIN.COM! Yes, it took us years - there was studio r
emodeling, life changes for the engineer, songs that we worked long and hard on that were eventually tossed, other recording projects for 3rd parties that had actual due dates - but we're finally proclaiming this record complete. It is now live here at bobgoblin.com, and it will be available on CD at our Dallas Release Show at Three Links - Deep Ellum, TX on September 10, from our site store after that, and at other online and brick-and-mortar stores after that. Note that we have taken down the "Part I" version from online stores (iTunes, Spotify, etc), and it is being replaced by the full collection, which may take up to a few weeks. We will notify everyone when it is available at the various online outlets. Now it's time for the BMP to engage, and to get the word out about this record and The BOB!

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 


So, there are a few general issues to discuss in the world of BOBGOBLIN this morning.

1) PART I GIVES WAY TO FULL RELEASE: We had a select group of songs from LOVE LOST for BLOOD LUST available on different online music services like iTunes, Spotify, rdio, Amazon, etc.  Those will be taken down in favor of the complete album.  There will likely be a 2-week to 1 month period during which no song from that record will be available via those services, but of course the entire record will be available on our site and via bobgoblin.bandcamp.com during that downtime.  We will notify everyone when the album is available via iTunes, et al.

2) MAILING LIST: Even though we haven't corresponded via email up to this point, instead relying on our Facebook and Twitter posts to get word out, we do have a growing number of you on our mailing list.  That being the case, we are inclined to start using our mailing list for bigger announcements, so true Jet-rockers and BMP'ers will know via email when we have new songs posted and new shows announced.  If you would like to be on that list, please sign up here so we can notify you when big missions have been completed or are being planned.

3) VINYL AND THRUSTER: For those curious, we do plan to have a special vinyl package available for LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST, and since THRUSTER is getting closer to completion, we may have vinyl for that album right behind it.  It does take a very long time to get vinyl produced, via the service that we use at least, so by the time we actually get copies of LLFBL in our hands, it will be time to put the THRUSTER package together.  Note that THRUSTER will have the 5-6 classic arcade tribute songs that we had been planning to do for like 15 years, two of which are here, but to round it out to a full release, unreleased tracks and other songs unrelated to the arcade collection will be added.

4) BMP'ERS UNITE AND CONQUER: Indeed, it does take a long time for us to get things done, since we're trying to do so many other things to finance our real job of making BOB-rock, but realize that we are always writing and trying to get in the studio.  In the case of LOVE LOST, much time was taken up by the many tracks that came and went, either because we just weren't happy with them or because we decided the song didn't fit the vibe of collection.  Thus, we relegated them to the "unreleased tracks" bin even though we did spend a good deal of time on them.  We also bailed out of the LLFBL project for while to work on other records for other people and purposes.  Plus there were changes in the studio, changes in lives...things happen, and no one is behind a curtain demanding that we deliver this or that (meanwhile, it took only a couple months to deliver a full-featured album of tunes that were demanded of us by a music licensing company...you'll probably never hear those).  Be that as it may, LLFBL is now finally ready as a complete collection that we are very happy with, and as we distribute and support that record, promoting it in earnest for the first time while producing videos to go along with it, we are right back to the paper, writing the next collection.  No matter how small our fan base is, no matter the amount of detractions we may receive from...detractors, and no matter how much even people close to us may scoff, THIS is what we were born to do, and we will keep rockin' on...because we simply can't help it.  SO GET OUT THERE BMP, and let the people know that BOBGOBLIN is for real, and they're coming to rock your socks off!!
  

 

"ALWAYS THERE WILL BE THE INTOXICATION POWER" 

Believe it not, we're actually about to have the entire LOVE LOST FOR BLOOD LUST record posted on the music page, followed by an actual CD, which is on its way to us.  That's the big news, of course.  BUT as we prepare our site and other online outlets for the availability of the complete LOVE LOST collection, we also wanted to hip you to the fact that along with another sneak peak at the NEXT release, we've made this 2-year-old, random, retro-techno mix of "Poor Daniel" available on the music page.  Not big news for you true Jet-rockers out there waiting on more from LOVE LOST and THRUSTER, but if you're like a certain prominent Dallas-based journalist (and all-around cool dude, who will know who he is) who once told us, "Man, that techno mix of Poor Daniel is MY JAM....I mean, the real song is okay, but THAT IS MY JAM"....you might enjoy this.  Not sure what possessed...uh, Mass Gravity....to spend that much time on this thing, but I imagine there was a Paul Hardcastle possession involved, and a subsequent exorcism.  Actually, there is a George Orwell quote in this mix, the idea behind which influences a good bit of our songwriting and imagery, and it sums up the ideas in the real "Poor Daniel" song perhaps as well or better than could otherwise be understood: "Always, there will be the intoxication of power....at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory of trampling on an enemy who's helpless."
PLAY OR DOWNLOAD the POOR DAN-SMIX

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Previous events

Date Event Location
BOBGOBLIN @ Streets of London Pub - Denver, CO Streets of London Pub, Denver, CO Streets of London Pub, Denver, CO
BOBGOBLIN @ The Underground - Santa Fe, NM The Underground, Santa Fe, NM 87501 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM 87501
BOBGOBLIN @ The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
BOBGOBLIN @ Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
BOBGOBLIN @ Time Out Lounge - Tempe, AZ Time Out Lounge, Tempe Time Out Lounge, Tempe
BOBGOBLIN @ The Rock - Tucson, AZ The Rock, Tucson The Rock, Tucson
BOBGOBLIN @ Hoots Pub - Amarillo, TX Hoot's Pub, Amarillo, TX Hoot's Pub, Amarillo, TX
BOBGOBLIN @The Hunt Club - Tulsa, OK The Hunt Club, Tulsa, OK The Hunt Club, Tulsa, OK
BOBGOBLIN @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX Curtain Club, Dallas, TX Curtain Club, Dallas, TX
BOBGOBLIN @ Lola's Saloon - Ft. Worth, TX Lola's Saloon, Ft. Worth, TX Lola's Saloon, Ft. Worth, TX
BOBGOBLIN @ Surfside 7 - Fort Collins, CO Surfside 7, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Surfside 7, Fort Collins, CO 80524
BOBGOBLIN @ Snowboard on the Block Festival Denver, CO Denver, CO
BOBGOBLIN @ Three Links - Dallas Three Links, Dallas, TX Three Links, Dallas, TX
BOBGOBLIN @White Water Tavern - Little Rock, AR White Water Tavern, Little Rock, AR White Water Tavern, Little Rock, AR
BOBGOBLIN @ Dino's - Nashville, TN Dino's, Nashville, TN 37206 Dino's, Nashville, TN 37206
BOBGOBLIN @ Underground Lounge - Chicago, IL Underground Lounge, Chicago, IL 60657 Underground Lounge, Chicago, IL 60657
BOBGOBLIN @RIVERFEST Riverfest Stikyz Stage, Little Rock, AR Riverfest Stikyz Stage, Little Rock, AR
BOBGOBLIN @ Lola's - Fort Worth Lola's Saloon, Ft. Worth Lola's Saloon, Ft. Worth
BOBGOBLIN @ Click's Live - Tyler, TX Clicks Live, Tyler, TX Clicks Live, Tyler, TX
BOBGOBLIN @ White Water - Little Rock, AR White Water Tavern, Little Rock, AR White Water Tavern, Little Rock, AR