Bob Knows Best: Bringing Back the Genre of Rock Comedy:
by Amy Talaska

    Rock Comedy: it's a genre that has been looking to make a comeback but needed just the right band to help it on its way back to the front line. Well look no further, Bob Knows Best is just the band that the doctor ordered. Most bands when they attempt to go for comedy one aspect of their music suffer; either the musicianship or the comedy. In recent years it has become rare to find a band that has been able to master both areas equally. With vocals from Scott Carri and Graham Scott that have a blend better than most choirs you have ever heard, a solid back bone delivered by Mark Adams on the drums, amazing leads by Sean Roberts, astounding bass lines delivered by Grady Hutt, and Edmond Devore playing a mean washboard and bringing back the return of the cowbell; it's obvious that this lineup alone is a recipe for success.

    The Bob Knows Best live show consists of not only musical genius but brilliant comedy that will leave you laughing for days. The lyrics from their songs are enough to stand on their own but in addition to a wonderful hour of musical genius the audience also received cleverly planned on comedy routines one of which included a drunken Santa Claus stumbling around the stage as the band performed "Santa Got  DUI" as well as the routines of pure comic gold between every song. In addition to be comic geniuses, their wittiness can only be compared to that of Monty Python.  And the songs themselves are unique and like nothing you have ever heard. They have a song called "Free Sex" that sounds like something straight out of the 20's era….. but I don't think you would hear anyone back from that time frame saying "you're mom's a whore." And a song that is a fan favorite is "The Reach Around." There aren't many bands brave enough to venture into such topics and that is a big part of what makes this band stand out.  This band isn't afraid to push the envelope or cover any topic which is something that is needed in a time when the world seems so focus only on what is politically correct. And it would be impossible to leave their show without feeling this overwhelming sensation of happiness and laughter, the perfect way to end a bad day at work. And for the lady's (and some of the men out there) this group of men isn't hard at all on the eyes either. In fact, I would even go as far to say that they have twenty different types of hotness going on.

    If you haven't experienced a Bob Knows Best show you truly are missing out. But don't worry there is still a chance to catch them soon! January 27th Bob Knows Best will be playing at The Studio Suite at 48723 Whitsett Ave in Studio City and January 28th at Din Din at The Bamboo Terrace with Plastic Parachute in Costa Mesa.  It won't be much longer before this band makes it to the top so take advantage of this opportunity to check them out for free! Also, you can keep track of other upcoming gigs at www.myspace.com/bobknowsbest

So come down to the show, relax, grab some drinks and as the song goes, "why don't you go and have yourself some free sex?"

* Photo Credit – Scott Levy

 

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