专辑类型：Psych Folk / Acid Folk
Bobb Trimble，1958年8月4日出生于美国马萨诸塞。80年代初发表过两张出色的Psych Folk专辑，Iron Curtain Innocence和Harvest of Dreams。作品旋律大多幽悒静美，Trimble的音区很高，声线纤细脆弱，令我总是不由得想起他的一位后辈Elliott Smith。2007年这两张作品均由美国著名独立厂牌Secretly Canadian再版发行。
Born ten years too late to attract the attention he deserved, Bobb Trimble created an utterly unique body of work that merged psychedelia, folk-rock, space music and sound effects into rock’s most convincing depiction of a disturbed mind. As with most tortured artistic souls, Bobb’s distinct vision is filled with much more than just fear and self-loathing. It drips with beauty and heartbreak, and his high, fragile voice bleeds with passion. The music evokes the sixties yet sounded contemporary when released in the eighties and again when re-released in the nineties. Bobb’s two impossibly rare albums change hands for ungodly sums of money, and for years his reputation grew among collectors as his music was heard via tape trades (often on unlabeled tapes, which led to one male collector falling in love with the beautiful voice only to be informed that the singer was actually a man.) In the mid-90s, Bobb’s music was finally made widely available when the bulk of the two albums were released on CD as Jupiter Transmission. Die-hard fans of psychedelia rate Bobb’s music as the finest in the genre from the 80s.
Most of Bobb’s public performances came in the very early 80s, around the time his two albums were released. Though his musical style differed from the punk rock bands in the “Wormtown” (Worcester, MA) scene, his oddball loner status made him fit in quite well with his musical peers. Wormtown is credited with inspiring him to release his first album, Iron Curtain Innocence, in 1981. Soon after, Bobb, a man of many phases, decided that “the children are the future” and formed the punky garage band Bobb & The Kidds with a group of pre-teens. Doomed to failure due to protective and suspicious parents, the Kidds recorded only one brief song, 'Oh Baby,' which appeared on Bobb’s second album, Harvest of Dreams. Compromising his vision slightly, Bobb recruited a 15-year-old rhythm section and formed the short-lived Crippled Dog Band. A Crippled Dog Band concert appears on side two of the compilation Life Beyond The Doghouse (side one of which documents Bobb’s even briefer Jesus-freak phase.) The Crippled Dog Band’s shining public moment came at a 1983 Worcester rock festival, when Bobb came on stage decked out in a top hat, green satin coat, bunny ears and bunny tail.
Bobb continued to record beyond Harvest of Dreams, but he never again reached the amazing heights of his two albums and this new material went unreleased. On rare occasions, Bobb’s name still surfaces in the Worcester area (in 2000 he played guitar on 'Buzz Bomb,' on Abunai!’s Round-Wound album), but it’s the reissues of the 90s and 00s that keep his legend aliv
01. Glass Menagerie Fantasies
02. Night at the Asylum
03. When the Raven Calls
04. Your Little Pawn
05. One Mile From Heaven
06. Killed by the Hands of an Unknown Rock Star
07. Through My Eyes (Hopeless as Hell: D.O.A.)
08. One Mile From Heaven