Goober Patrol

Profile:
Norwich punk band.
Biography
Like their contemporaries Snuff and Leatherface, Goober Patrol formed in the late 1980s, bringing together influences from the British pop punk and American hardcore scenes; reviewers have highlighted the Goobers sound as equal parts Stiff Little Fingers, Circle Jerks and Snuff. In the early 1990s the Goobers received lots of praise from fanzines and mainstream music presses for their live shows plus their two albums and two singles co-released on Boss Tuneage and Lost and Found records. Whilst drinking lots of booze on tour in the UK and Europe with Green Day, Samiam, R.K.L. and The Mr. T Experience; they released a joint EP with the latter on Punk As Duck Records. After receiving this split EP, much missed renowned BBC1 DJ John Peel got them into the Maida Vale BBC studios to record a session for his radio show which gained the Goobers a more widespread U.K audience. The Goober’s music and – perhaps more importantly – drinking then brought them to the attention of NOFX’s Fat Mike who signed them to his legendary Fat Wreck Chords label. Their first FAT release Vacation (1996) displayed their mastery at concocting contagious, hook-laden punk tunes, whilst the follow-up The Unbearable Lightness of Being Drunk (1999) mixed offbeat Brit humor and serious personal overtones with raw, hardcore, punk ‘n’ roll. In the late 90s and early 2000s the Goobers toured non-stop around America, Canada and Europe with Tilt, Down By Law, Bouncing Souls, Strung Out and Diesel Boy, and made a couple of really stupid videos for FAT’s Peepshow compilations. Now, following a break to go back to university, work in the Christmas cracker factory and for bass player Tommy Goober to tour the world in the Toy Dolls, the Goobers are back with a new album, new members and a desire to get drunk in the greatest cities in Europe whilst playing their favorite tunes, from ‘Easy Life’ and ‘The Biggest Joke’ to ‘B.E.E.R’ and ‘Last Train to Shezza’. They hope to see you there and maybe you could buy them a pint or two! Cheers!
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

Albums

none Goober Patrol - My Mom Won't Like This album art Goober Patrol My Mom Won't Like This(Cass) Not On Label none UK 1988 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - Truck Off! album art Goober Patrol Truck Off! (Album) Boss Tuneage UK 1991 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - Dutch Ovens album art Goober Patrol Dutch Ovens (Album) Boss Tuneage, Lost And Found Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - Vacation album art Goober Patrol Vacation (Album) Them's Good Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Drunk album art Goober Patrol The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Drunk (Album) Fat Wreck Chords US 1998 Sell This Version
GOOD 019CD Goober Patrol - Songs That Were Too Shit For Fat album art Goober Patrol Songs That Were Too Shit For Fat(CD, Album) Them's Good Records GOOD 019CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - Mind The Gap album art Goober Patrol Mind The Gap (Album) Fixing A Hole Records Japan 2012 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - Split album art Goober Patrol / 7 Day Conspiracy Goober Patrol / 7 Day Conspiracy - Split (Album) Bomber Music UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Goober Patrol - Goober Patrol / Vehicle Derek album art Goober Patrol / Vehicle Derek Goober Patrol / Vehicle Derek - Goober Patrol / Vehicle Derek (EP) Boss Tuneage UK 1990 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - Commando ! album art Gigantor / Goober Patrol Gigantor / Goober Patrol - Commando ! (EP) Lost And Found Records Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Goober Patrol - Untitled album art The Mr. T Experience / Goober Patrol The Mr. T Experience / Goober Patrol - Untitled (Single) Punk As Duck Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
snuff-017 Goober Patrol - Sprocket Wheel / Goober Patrol album art Sprocket Wheel / Goober Patrol Sprocket Wheel / Goober Patrol - Sprocket Wheel / Goober Patrol(7") Snuffy Smile snuff-017 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
GOOD 003S Goober Patrol - The Biggest Joke album art Goober Patrol The Biggest Joke(7") Them's Good Records GOOD 003S UK 1996 Sell This Version
GOOD 005CD Goober Patrol - Extended Vacation album art Goober Patrol Extended Vacation(CD, EP) Them's Good Records GOOD 005CD 1997 Sell This Version
FAT564-7 Goober Patrol - Eight Of Spades album art Goöber Patrol* Eight Of Spades(7", Single) Fat Wreck Chords FAT564-7 US 1998 Sell This Version

Compilations

LF 039/CD Goober Patrol - Dutch Ovens/Truck Off album art Goober Patrol Dutch Ovens/Truck Off(CD, Comp) Lost And Found Records LF 039/CD Germany 1992 Sell This Version