Synopses & Reviews
Featuring easy-to-learn lyrics and chords to more than 80 songs by the infamous satiric duo, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, this hilariously illustrated songbook is sure to entertain budding punk rockers and fans of the band. With savage humor, the duo dispenses helpful rock 'n' roll tips for making amazing things happen on little or no budget. From putting out a record to organizing illegal concerts and from independent filmmaking to feeding 300 drunk people, this miscellany is both an adventure tale and call to arms for every struggling artist. Tragicomic tour stories, stirring testimonials from friends and fans, poop jokes, and surprises on every page make this book side-splittingly funny and strangely educational.
Praise for the band Bobby Joe Ebola:
“I brush my teeth to Bobby Joe Ebola!” —Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day
“These are the songs that will liberate the sarcasm from your tongue, the poison from your loins and the wit from your fevered mind. Written by two guys who never met a sacred cow they couldn't milk or couldn't think an idea too dangerous as to not amplify it in front of strangers… there's nothing more fearless than comedy that doesn't flinch. No band coats the horror of the world in such soothing chords and caustic choruses than Bobby Joe Ebola. Play these songs and beware what you'll conjure.” —Jamie DeWolf, producer of NPRs Snap Judgment, performer on HBOs Def Poetry Jam, creator and host of Tourettes Without Regrets and great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard
"One of those unique bands that cannot be wedged into a specific genre or style, giving the listener the rare experience of being treated to something truly special, where every song appeals to a different part of the senses, while the mind tries to decide if it should laugh or cry at the inherent truth in the lyrics. Upbeat catchy songs drenched in satire full of serious political undertones, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits can only be described as genius, brilliant, reminiscent of the late George Carlin mixed with a heavy dose of Monty Python." —Melissa Webster, Huffington Post
"Remember Weird Al Yankovics “Dare To Be Stupid” when you first heard it on the original Transformers cartoon movie soundtrack? Bobby Joe Ebola is like that, only better." —Kool A.D. of Das Racist
“If I could take one song with me to a desert island, it would be a Bobby Joe Ebola song. It would keep me sane and then make me crazy enough to survive.” —Emily Heller, Comedy Centrals John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, Baby Geniuses podcast
“A lot of people think Abbott and Redford are crazy for reaching so far, but their growing popularity and multifaceted appeal seems to suggest otherwise.” —Josh Indar, PopMatters
"Smart comedy that turns the truth on its head and slaps us in the face with it without being preachy and pointless." Melissa Webster, Huffington Post
If you've ever wondered what it's like to leave your hometown and follow your dreams, this book is both how-to and warning. Want to be an obscure comedy band? Now you can The Bobby Joe Ebola Songbook features easy-to-learn lyrics and chords to over 90 songs by the infamous satiric duo, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, along with hilarious illustrations from Jason Chandler of Horrible Comics and over 40 more of the best illustrators from the art world, the comic book world and beyond.
About the Author
Dan Abbott and Corbett Redford are the satiric folk-rock duo Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, which has toured the world and recorded several albums, including the latest, Trainwreck to Narnia, and have completed 14 music videos. Jason Chandler is an illustrator who has designed band merchandise, skateboards, and books. He is the founder of the comic company Horrible Comics. They all live in Oakland, California.