Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives is a rock-and-roll band based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The band is known for its lyrical wit and quirky subject matter, including such topics as Noam Chomsky's linguistics theories ("The Benefits of Language"), the Time Cube ("Time Cube"), the Heaven's Gate cult ("Hale-Bopp"), and the "Star Wars" movies ("Tatooine"), as well as songs about female musicians such as Liz Phair, Laurie Anderson or Kim Deal written in the respective musician's style. Also, the song "Without You" is written in the style of and references early Beatles songs, including "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

The band's song "Hey" is featured in the video game "Guitar Hero", while another track, "Soy Bomb", is featured in "Guitar Hero II". Their song "I Get By" is featured in the game "Rock Band".In addition, their song "Red Integra" was featured on the NPR program "Car Talk".

For their second album, "Second and Eighteen", the band recorded a cover of the popular Nine Inch Nails song "Head Like a Hole".

Members

* Bill Foster - drums, vocals
* Greg Huang - vocals, bass
* Chris Rigopulos - lead guitar, vocals
* Dan Schmidt - vocals, guitar

Past members

* Doug Church - lead guitar, vocals
* John Buck - bass

Discography

* " [http://cdbaby.com/cd/hbatfi1 It's Not as Bad as I'm Making It Sound] "
* " [http://cdbaby.com/cd/hbatfi2 Second and Eighteen] "
* " [http://cdbaby.com/cd/hbatfi3 Soy Bomb (single)] "

External links

* [http://www.honestbob.net/ Official site]
* [http://www-tech.mit.edu/V120/N26/Honest_Bob.26a.html Review at MIT's The Tech]
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* [http://web.mit.edu/41w/www/old/1994/img/Honest_Bob.gifBand photo, circa 1994]


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