Sold out vinyl exclusive release “Bob Forrest + Friends Live 2016” has been expanded and released digitally for it’s 5th birthday, available digitally at Bandcamp. The 2 Bicycle Thief digital releases are there now too, “The Way It Used To Be (Live)” and “Rare”
“Oh That Monster” will be out on Election Day November 3rd. Because we still care about our planet, our country and people. And because this truly is the most important election of our lifetime. First single “Buy Another Gun” will be out on October 2nd. Stay tuned.
“Thelonious Monster has been our lives for 36 years. Pete, Me, Dix n Chris have been in it, out of it, broken up, quit it, a hundred times. But whether Thelonious was alive or dormant, it is a part of me. It is us. Always with me. Always in the air. It represents so many things to me n to us. It’s our young naive adulthood. It’s our hope. It was our dream. It was my sense of identity. It is who I am. I’m Bob. Singer of Thelonious Monster. Even when we hadn’t seen each other in 15 years or maybe more, this band bonds us for life. Good bad n everything in between. It will be in my obituary. So about a year ago Chris called n said, my kids are grown up, I miss playing music. You wanna get together n write some songs. Hopefully the songs will be good enough. Maybe make a record. I said sure. I called Pete. He said I will give it a try. See what happens. Let me see if Martyn wants to do it. Once we all were in, Dix took some convincing. He came down to where we were jamming. Saw we were serious I think n said ok. From those first few days at a rehearsal space it took on a life of its own. It became obvious the songs were good. That we all were having fun n excited. Just like in 1984 when we first started. And we followed it thru. We all worked really hard. We are familiar with what it takes to be good. Make a great record. And we did it. I think we made maybe our best record ever. At 60 years old. Some of us decades out of playing music. I am so proud of what we did. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Full circle as they say. Still angry. Still hurt. Still mad to laugh. Mad for living. We made this album. And it is us. Where we’re at. Closer to death than birth. Grown kids of our own. My son is older than I was when Thelonious broke up. But here we are again. 2020. Still alive. Still kickin! Hope you’ll enjoy it. If you don’t. Fuck you. You’re an idiot. Hahaha. No. Just kidding. See ya soon I hope. It’s worth stickin around just to see what happens.“
Deluxe vinyl reissue of You Come And Go Like A Pop Song, featuring a remastered version of the original1999 Goldenvoice CD track listing on the main LP and a bonus 7in featuring the 2 songs from the 2001 Artemis CD. Along with “BIrthday Cake” digital download card with unreleased, rare, and live tracks. Pre-Order now here.
In September 1999, The Bicycle Thief’s album, You Come And Go Like A Pop Song was released. To celebrate, we are giving away 10 copies signed by Bob & Josh Klinghoffer.
To enter to win one of the 10 signed and numbered copies, email firstname.lastname@example.org your name, mailing address and tell us what this album means to you. Offer open to US addresses only, and closes September 30th, 2019. Winners will be notified October 1st.
The Bicycle Thief and The Haden Triplets (with Anna Waronker of That Dog fame and Cleto Escobedo from Jimmy Kimmel live) cover David Bowie’s Changes for The Movember Foundation and WholeWorldBand #MoChanges You too can contribute to the song via the WholeWorldBand app, Versions with Stewart Copeland (The Police), Graham Gouldman (10cc), and Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) are also available with more to come throughout November.
“Movember & WholeWorldBand present MoChanges! Be part of the MoChanges music video and help Change the face of men’s health.
This is about a music session that began in The Boat LA studio, owned by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, that is now opened up for the whole world to take part in. It’s based around the legendary song ‘Changes’ by David Bowie because we believe that change is possible for men’s health and that music can be a key part of this.
This original recording session features a host of famous faces including Bob Forrest & Josh Klinghoffer (Bicycle Thief), Rachel Haden, Petra Haden & Anna Waronker (That Dog, Beck, Foo Fighters) and Cleto Escobedo (Jimmy Kimmel live). Joining them in the WholeWorldBand online studio are a number of iconic artists including Stewart Copeland (The Police), Graham Gouldman (10cc), and Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) with many more to be announced, creating one of the world’s biggest supergroups.
Movember are inviting everyone to be a part of the MoChanges global music video – all you have to do is download the WholeWorldBand app and press Record. The app will automatically add you to the Changes video along with the other stars. You can sing along with the lead vocal, add guitar or drums, sing the chorus – “Ch-Ch-changes” – or just dance around. You can make your own personal Movember video and share it on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. So join in, have fun, and help change the face of men’s health while you’re doing it.
As this year marks the 15th anniversary of The Bicycle Thief, we’re making our compilation, “RARE” that was recently released as a limited edition physical package at Save Music In Chinatown, available digitally to the general public.