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Rocknoceros

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There are two artists with the name Rocknoceros:
1. A raucous Philadelphia garage pop punk band from 1989-1991
2. A children’s band from Virginia (http://www.rocknoceros.com/)



1. A raucous Philadelphia garage pop punk band from 1989-1991
Rocknoceros roamed the Philadelphia area between 1989 and 1991 playing shows and releasing a cassette titled “We Are Rocknoceros and We Eat a Lot!,” a collection of 7 not-so-subtle songs about feeding and mating, the almost exclusive behaviors of this particular species. In 1991, the Rocknoceri migrated to Sydney, San Francisco, New York City, and St. Louis in search of more grazing and love.

“We Are Rocknoceros and We Eat a Lot!” is still available from England’s Acid Tapes (TAB 080).

Review from File 13, June 1991:

The deeper I got into this, the more I liked it. First, it’s very funny. Clever liner notes, including a Rocknoceros action figure (some assembly required), and a pleasant trip down memory lane with a cover of the old Schoolhouse Rock classic “My Hero Zero.” Moreover, it’s good, crashing rock & roll, a little more than the B-52’s — who are eerily recalled both during the Rocknoceros Theme Song and the breezy, lilting vocals running through “Big Cats” — and a little less than Sonic Youth, although that’s where they seem to be headed. The abrasive-voiced Debbie … sings/yells the lead on each song, but at times it sounds like they invited the whole neighborhood into the basement with them. “Swimming Man” and “Big Cats” are amusingly erotic (although I could do without the irritating cat imitation), and “Start It All Over Again” is wonderful, needing neither humor nor violence to win me over. A fun tape. -Richards

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  • Timmahlicious

    Oddly enough these are some pretty solid tunes. You heard it here first.

    6 Mar 2008 Reply

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