The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

“A delicate, unsettling dip into a boiling pool of subconscious imagery and otherworldly pixie vocalism. The best tracks cause ripples in the space/time continuum. Bobb Trimble’s first album appeared like a ghost that had slipped through reality’s curtain. Impossible to place inside any rational context, the music and voices seem to have been created inside your head and, indeed, maybe they were.” – Byron Coley, 2007

Before listening to Iron Curtain Innocence, Bobb Trimble welcomes you with a Tommy submachine gun salute — trigger finger poised, guitar at ease and knees bent while alone at the microphone. It’s a gesture only to be topped by his back jacket call-out: Dear John, Paul, George and Ringo, If I’m a good boy and work real hard, may I please be the 5th Beatle someday?

Born August 4, 1958 in Marlborough, MA, Bobb grew up in the Worcester suburb of Northborough feasting on the Beatles and later Bowie, Pink Floyd, and Queen. The music he went on to create wasn’t an attempt to replicate the genius of those artists, but to stand alongside them with his own masterpiece of mythical, hysterical songwriting genius.

Bobb and Secretly Canadian are proud to present you with Iron Curtain Innocence and Harvest of Dreams, two releases that will now reach a genuine audience with full reissue treatment. This is great news for rare music lovers, since Bobb’s original LPs are highly sought-after collectors items fetching hundreds of dollars apiece! Each CD release contains never before seen photos of Bobb Trimble, the Wormtown scene, and restored and fully realized artwork. In addition, each CD will feature bonus tracks from their respective recording periods. LP buyers won’t miss out on these tracks, since each LP version includes a coupon for free MP3 download of the album — including the bonus tracks. Enjoy.


Glass Menagerie Fantasies

Night At The Asylum

When The Raven Calls

Your Little Pawn

One Mile From Heaven (Short Version)

Killed By The Hands Of An Unknown Rock Star

Through My Eyes (Hopeless As Hell: D.O.A.)

One Mile From Heaven (Long Version)

Glass Menagerie Fantasies (Demo Version)

Night At The Asylum (Demo Version)

When The Raven Calls (Demo Version)