Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bobb Trimble - Iron Curtain Innocence

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 u
ngodly 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.

(Taken from
Jex Thoth covered "When The Raven Calls" on their self-titled debut album.

1. Glass Menagerie Fantasies
2. Night At The Asylum
3. When The Raven Calls
4. You Little Pawn
5. One Mile From Heaven (short version)
6. Killed by the Hands of an Unknown Rock Starr
7. Through My Eyes (Hopeless as Hell: D.O.A.)
8. One Mile From Heaven (long version)


  1. Aww what happened to links? I've been looking out for this one on the blogosphere for a while ..