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Rubinoos

Rubinoos

Rubinoos


The Rubinoos are an American power pop band, first formed in the 1970s and then reformed in 1999. They are best known for their singles I Think We're Alone Now (1977, a cover of the hit by Tommy James & the Shondells) and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (1979), and for the theme song to the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. Jon Rubin and Tommy Dunbar formed The Rubinoos as middle school students in Berkeley, California in 1973. In 1975, the group (now including Donn Spindt and Royse Ader) signed with Beserkley Records Read more on Last.fm
The Rubinoos are an American power pop band, first formed in the 1970s and then reformed in 1999. They are best known for their singles I Think We're Alone Now (1977, a cover of the hit by Tommy James & the Shondells) and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (1979), and for the theme song to the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. Jon Rubin and Tommy Dunbar formed The Rubinoos as middle school students in Berkeley, California in 1973. In 1975, the group (now including Donn Spindt and Royse Ader) signed with Beserkley Records, an independent Berkeley label that also featured Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers and Greg Kihn. Their single "Gorilla" appeared on the first Beserkley release, the 1975 compilation album "Beserkley Chartbusters". In 1977, Beserkley released The Rubinoos' self-titled debut album.

It was well-reviewed, and the single "I Think We're Alone Now" reached #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Beserkley's first hit. The group appeared on American Bandstand (live) and So It Goes (by video). The group's next album was Back To The Drawing Board (1979), featuring the single "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", which had been released in 1978 and received heavy airplay in England and Europe. In support of the album, the Rubinoos appeared on Rock Goes To College and toured as the opening act for Elvis Costello on the American portion of his Armed Forces tour. Ader and Spindt left the group after Back To The Drawing Board. In 1983, the group, now consisting of just Rubin and Dunbar, signed with Warner Bros.

Records and released the EP Party of Two, produced by Todd Rundgren. In 1984, they recorded "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Breakdown" for the film Revenge of the Nerds. The Rubinoos officially disbanded in 1985. In 1989, Dunbar, Spindt, Al Chan, and John Seabury formed the group Vox Pop. During the 1990s, two Rubinoos compilations, "Basement Tapes" and "Garage Sale" were released; their success led the band to reunite and perform at the 1999 International Pop Overthrow Festival in Los Angeles.

The group then released "Paleophonic" (2002), the concert album "Live in Japan" (2002) and the all-cover "Crimes Against Music" (2003). In 2007, Castle Communications issued the 63-song retrospective "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Rubinoos". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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