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Origin Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Punk rock
Pop punk
Alternative metal
Years active 1994–present
Labels Nettwerk (United States)
Aquarius/EMI (Canada)
Associated acts Sum 41
Treble Charger
Another Joe
The McRackins
Website Official Website
Tom Thacker
Theo Goutzinakis
Gabe Mantle
Steven Fairweather
Former members
Tyson Maiko
Craig Wood
Patrick "Wolfman Pat" Paszana
Jamie Fawkes
Kelly Macauley
Happy Kreter

Gob is a Canadian punk rock band from Langley, British Columbia formed in 1994. The band's trademark sound relies heavily on distorted guitars. Their single "I Hear You Calling" was featured on Electronic Arts's NHL 2002 video game. Other songs that have been featured in EA video games are "I've Been Up These Steps" (NHL 2003), "Sick With You" (NHL 2003), "Oh! Ellin" (NHL 2004), and "Give Up the Grudge" (Madden NFL 2004). The band has appeared on several outdoor music festivals, the most well-known being the Vans Warped Tour. Most recently, the band has been noticed due to frontman Tom Thacker's involvement as a lead guitarist in Sum 41.



The band started as mostly a hardcore influenced punk rock, but later developed a more polished punk sound.


The World According to Gob and Foot in Mouth Disease (2000–2004)

Gob released World According to Gob, in 2001. This album was Gob's most successful album to date. The sound took a slight departure from their early punk rock sound and displayed growth in their songwriting and in their musicianship. Singles released from WATG include "For The Moment", "I Hear You Calling", and "No Regrets".

In 2002, Gob recorded the F.U. EP. "Ming Tran" was released as a single for the EP which also featured a re-recorded version of a classic Gob song "Soda", 2 exclusive tracks, "L.A Song" and "Sick With You," as well as new tracks from the forthcoming full-length album Foot in Mouth Disease, which was released on Arista Records in April 2003. Singles from Foot in Mouth Disease include "Give Up the Grudge" and "Oh! Ellin".

Craig Wood's departure and Muertos Vivos (2004–2008)

In 2004, longtime bassist Wood left the band to play guitar for Canadian superstar Avril Lavigne. The band have since recruited a bassist known only to fans as "Peter Pan" or, more commonly, Tyson, as Gob's members are on a 'first-name basis' with their fans. (All albums credit the musicians simply by their first names, as well.)

Gob's friendship with several Canadian bands has come up often in the past few years. During Gob's downtime, Tom Thacker has played lead guitar for Sum 41 live since 2007 because of the departure of their lead guitarist, Dave Baksh. Since then, Thacker has become Baksh's permanent replacement in Sum 41.

Their fifth full-length album, Muertos Vivos, was released on Cobraside November 27, 2007 in the U.S. and was released in Canada on Aquarius Records October 23. They recruited Tyson Maiko as their bassist.

Muertos Vivos was heavier than any of the band's previous efforts, and wandered into alternative metal and hard rock, with some old hardcore punk influences.

The album's first single was "We're All Dying". They shot the video for "We're All Dying", as well as for their second single "Underground", on September 4 and 5, 2007, in downtown Vancouver. The album's final single was "Banshee Song".

In mid-2008, bassist Tyson Maiko left the band and was replaced by Steven Fairweather.

New album and upcoming documentary film (2009–present)

In early 2009, the band toured Canada, after which, in April, Tom joined up with Sum 41 for their Japanese and US tour.

In an interview with AMP Magazine, guitarist Theo Goutzinakis has revealed that the band already started writing for their next album, which will be probably released in 2010.[1] Tom has also revealed that he and Theo are currently in the studio, producing the first record by new Vancouver alternative rock band Floodlight.[2]

In August 2009, Gob revealed that their close friends are working on a documentary film about the band, to be released on DVD, or air on TV, sometime in the future. The film will follow the band since formation and until today.

On September 11, 2009, the band has said on their MySpace account that they would soon record the new album. Tom Thacker has confirmed on his Myspace that recording of the new Gob album will start in March 2010.

On March 13, 2009, in a chat with a fansite, frontman Tom Thacker has revealed that the drums for the album are already recorded and there are only vocals, guitars and bass left to record. Thacker has also revealed the musical direction of the album will be more punk and rock n' roll influenced, rather then the heavy metal influences on Muertos Vivos.[3] Thacker has also revealed that the upcoming documentary about the band will be made into a documentary about the recording of the new album, rather then about the band's whole history.

Band members

Current members

Former members


Appearances in other media

  • Gob appeared on the Canadian television show Being Ian.
  • Gob's song "Self-Appointed Leader" was in the movie and soundtrack for Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows.
  • Gob's song "I Hear You Calling" is featured on the soundtrack of the video game NHL 2002 by EA Sports.
  • Gob's song "I've Been Up These Steps" and an EA Exclusive "Sick With You" are featured on the soundtrack of the video game NHL 2003 by EA Sports.
  • Gob's song "Oh Ellin!" is featured on the soundtrack of the video game NHL 2004 by EA Sports.
  • Gob appeared in the movie Going the Distance (briefly towards the end)
  • Gob also appeared in the movie "Sharp as Marbles" released in 2008.
  • Gob stickers and posters are seen at least twice on episodes of Supernatural.
  • The song "Give Up the Grudge" appears in the soundtrack of American Wedding. This song also features in the movie (at the start of the bachelor-party scene).
  • Gob's cover of The Rolling Stones's Paint It, Black is played over the end credits in the 2004 TV film adaption of Stephen King's novel 'Salem's Lot.

Gob's cover of The Rolling Stones's Paint It, Black is also used in "Stir of Echos" (1999 - Staring Kevin Bacon)

  • Gob's song "Give Up the Grudge" was featured on EA Sports' Madden NFL 2004.
  • A Gob sticker is placed behind Steve Jocz (Sum 41) in the music video "Motivation" by Sum 41
  • In an episode of Breaker High, the character Jimmy is seen wearing Gob's toilet logo t-shirt, which he claims to be his favourite.
  • Theo Goutzinakis appears in Simple Plan's DVD 'A Big Package For You'


Date of Release Title Label US Billboard Peak UK Peak US Sales
1994 Gob (Self Titled) Landspeed Records
1995 Too Late... No Friends Mint Records
13 May 1997 Ass Seen on TV Sony BMG Music Entertainment
8 December 1998 How Far Shallow Takes You Landspeed Records
23 January 2001 The World According to Gob Sony BMG Music Entertainment 194
8 October 2002 F.U. EP Nettwerk
1 April 2003 Foot in Mouth Disease Sony BMG Music Entertainment 132
27 November 2007 Muertos Vivos Aquarius

External links


  1. ^ http://theresnosolution.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9140&start=60
  2. ^ http://theresnosolution.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10114&view=unread#unread
  3. ^ http://theresnosolution.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12031&view=unread#unread



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