Dumb Bomb, Unfurled
| Pepper Berry
Los Angeles, California, United States
Basement Records, Geykido Comet Records
Brand New War, The Thunderlords, Moros Eros, An Endless Sporadic, Fiction Reform
Formed in 2001, Bobot Adrenaline is a Los Angeles political rock band with punk aggressions, featuring Pepper Berry from now defunct Buck.
After five songs released on several Geykido Comet Records compilations (one being a benefit for Indymedia) the band went into the studio and recorded their debut EP, Unfurled, in 2007. It was produced by Tommy Stinson, who has worked with The Replacements, Guns N' Roses, and Soul Asylum as well as two tracks produced by Joey Santiago from The Pixies. Unfurled was released on August 27, 2008 on CD Baby.
In 2009, the band signed with Southern California punk record label Basement Records in order to release their second album, Dumb Bomb in 2010.
Pepper Berry – vocals, guitars
Corey Mac – bass
Bryan Panzeri – drums
Debo – drums
Mike Wasson-DrumsThis Just In... Benefit For Indy Media
Six Steps To A Better You: Six Band CD
Chemical X DVD Music Video Compilation (2008)
Dumb Bomb (2010)
Bobot Adrenaline’s anti-death penalty anthem Penalty Box is featured in the video game Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. Also, the band's "Wasted Youth" is featured on the 2010 re-release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 for the iPhone OS.
ONE OF THE TOP 5 RECORDS OF 2008 "[UNFURLED is] beat pounding and harmonizing from track to track". -- BIG WHEEL MAGAZINE
"Bobot Adrenaline proves pop punk and a social consciousness aren't mutually exclusive." -- PUNK PLANET
... Bobot Adrenaline stepped up, a sweet trio of LA pop punks who crooned about bullies, anarchists, sham elections, the death penalty and Bulgarian rock. They were great and bouncy, stuff destined for airplay on our mental radio station... -- OC WEEKLY
"...diversity of influences and creative spark inherent in their tunes..." -- RAZORCAKE
Even better were LA’s Bobot Adrenaline, with their brainy, soaring punk tunes that touched on such political matters as war, war and war—more specifically, at least on "Radio Tikrit," the one tune they bothered to intro, about covert, CIA-run stations that broadcast American propaganda to the Iraqis, an excellent, kick-in-the-sack number with a great, "Guns of Brixton"-like shuffle. -- OC WEEKLY
In other anti-war news, Green Day, John Mellencamp, Bobot Adrenaline, Anti-Flag (with the Donots), Courtesy, and, as previously reported, the Beastie Boys, have also posted anti-war songs on their websites. -- DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY NEWS
Bobot go for a Dangerhouse [Records]-type of sound. -- MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL
Penalty BoxDumb Bomb · 2015Bobot Adrenaline Wikipedia
Viktor's MiseryPiranha 3DD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) · 2012
Radio TikritUnfurled · 2008