East Bay band and Vaudeville-punk act, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, released a four-song EP recently, Freaky Baby, on iTunes and made their first music AND rap video. [iTunes LINK HERE] The video to Freaky Baby is a little… freaky, but don’t get your panties in a bunch about the content. I’m sure it’s a parody of, and a statement on, the awesomeness of booties. I don’t know the band very well, but they are legend and funny as hell and have rattled around the East Bay since 1995, though according to their website, they took the Bush Administration years off, and are ready to hit it again. I was sitting in a Williamsburg bar recently waiting for a band to start, and folks in the bar were talking about them. They are starting a tour of the U.S. in the next few weeks. I wouldn’t miss them if I were you. [TOUR LINK HERE] The band consists of guitarist Dan Abbot and singer Corbett Redford.
I saw them as one of the opening acts for a Mystic Knights of the Cobra show back in February. They were stretching their performance wings after their hiatus, if I remember correctly. They were pretty great as a two-piece, and from what I understand, they have added a full band, including two members of the Mystic Knights of the Cobra, drummer Joshua “Gryptron” Wharton and bassist Sean “Night Moves” McTiernan. You can spy with your little eye the two Cobras in the new video released on Funny or Die, below.
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Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits just held a video release party at Thee Parkside in San Francisco on 10/08 with Emily’s Army, The Secretions, The Angel and Robot Show (Angel Nova and AR-7 from Phenomenauts) with a special appearance by the Bay Area Derailleurs, the bike dance troupe featured in the Freaky Baby video, they being of the awesome booties. Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits tour starts 10/19/10 in Las Vegas, and after making their way through various towns and festivals in the South and Midwest, will hit the New York City area in mid-December. See you there!
October 14th, 2010 at 4:56 am
The car they pull up in at the start of the video was borrowed from Mike Dirnt’s garage, Without his knowledge!
October 14th, 2010 at 8:51 am
Seriously? That rocks it even more. Ha! I’m sure Mike didn’t mind when he found out, lol. I hope! 🙂
October 14th, 2010 at 8:55 am
Love your website, by the way. Thanks for visiting. I posted the Andrew Jackson Jihad show that has Jason White as one of the bands playing with them on my Twitter. I wish I lived in the Bay, I’d be there. Sounds like a great night!
October 14th, 2010 at 3:23 pm
It was super fun! Our bands play all over the place though, whatever town you’re in we’re there semi-regularly (unless you live in Alaska or Brazil or something?) — aside from the previously mentioned Bobby Joe Ebola, Jason Webley and Andrew Jackson Jihad, be sure to check out The Phenomenauts, The Custom Kicks, The Pillowfights, Shang-A-Lang, Ashtray — and know your elders! Blatz, Filth, The Blank Fight… So stoked that we get to work with such rad bands (and that you like them too)!!!
October 14th, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Believe it or not, I’m older than Green Day, haha (though I may sound like a teenie, eek), and I know the music from those bands that you mentioned, which makes me happier than a pig in shit. This blog was primarily a personal archive for Green Day’s tour, but I’m expanding it to talk about other music, particularly from the East Bay since the tour is almost over. I’ve written about the Cobras and Prima Donna around here, too, and know the Cobras from several East Bay and East Coast adventures. Tell ’em Tanya from NYC said hello if you see them! I’ve even been to a freaky party at The Phenomenauts’ place, freaky! I love it out there in the Bay, particularly the music scene and every time I’m there, I see at least one or two bands. Abbey and I were actually at the PHGP show at Gilman back in February. Good times and glad to hear that Anandi is better, too! Anyway, I’m rambling now, thanks again for coming by, and for the TOL link, too.
October 14th, 2010 at 11:43 am
Avi did that TOL interview with Blake last year. TOL one of my top 5 missed shows. Grrrrrrrr.
Its good to know that if im ever in the bay area and need a car Mr. Dirnt is my go-to guy.
October 14th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
TOL was an incredible show!!! We were the dorks at the front of the line giving vegan bocca burgers away for free for everyone who wanted them (at the Pinhead Gunpowder shows too) and distributing the sidewalk chalk.
I recorded that Thorns Of Life show by the way in case anyone wants it,
October 14th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
i have a recording from that TOL gilman show…i found it randomly, its probably yours. love it. and did i mention grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
luckily ive seen the forgetters a few times which is like TOL light with a real drummer (d’oh! just kidding AC…love ya!!)
blank fight? bring that shit back! tanya and i are elders. well, she is literally an elder. i am a fox. and therein lies our true identities.
mustve missed you with the boca burgers at pinhead.
October 19th, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Hi, Can Me Follow Your Blog ? I Could Not Find The Facebook Widget
October 20th, 2010 at 10:50 am
Hello, In the sidebar, you find links to subscribe under “Subscribe to this Blog.” I don’t have a Facebook Widget, though I guess I should get one, lol. I think you can also subscribe to and RSS feed in the sidebar also.
As the tour winds down, I’m going to be writing about a lot of different music and performance-related stuff, as well as Green Day.
December 5th, 2010 at 12:36 pm
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