Nobunny

Nobunny is the stage persona of musician Justin Champlin, performing since 2001. His debut LP, Love Visions, was home recorded and released in 2008 on Bubbledumb Records to positive reviews.[1] It was re-released with 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in 2009 along with a second album, Raw Romance, which was released with Burger Records. His second official LP, "First Blood", was released by Goner Records in September 2010. His last LP, Secret Songs, was released on Goner Records towards the end of 2013.

Nobunny
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Justin Champlin.
Background information
Birth nameJustin Champlin
OriginTucson, Arizona, United States
GenresRock, garage rock, garage punk, punk rock, power pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion
Years active2001–present
LabelsBubbledumb, In-Fi, Slovenly, Bachelor, Almost Ready, 1-2-3-4 Go!, HoZac, Burger, Third Man, Goner, People in a Position To Know, Douchemaster
Associated actsThe Sneaky Pinks, The Okmoniks, The Ears, Galactic Federation of Love, Hunx and His Punx

BiographyEdit

While on stage, Nobunny dresses (and undresses) in a bunny mask that is often accompanied by other odd stage-attire choices, such as raw meat, weaves, ball gags, firecrackers, panties, knee pads and coats made of trash.[2] Nobunny has released a vinyl single "Give it to Me" on HoZac Records (a Chicago label) and a full-length LP called Love Visions on Bubbledumb Records (2008). Love Visions was later re-released on 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in 2009 on vinyl and CD. Since the release of his debut LP, Nobunny has been featured in multiple magazines nationwide and has developed a solid fan base across the world. Burger Records released Raw Romance in 2009 on cassette only. Raw Romance contains a few alternate recordings of previous works and several new songs. The initial release was limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on white or blue cassette tapes. It has subsequently been pressed on vinyl and CD. Burger Records has also issued the Love Visions album on cassette twice. Once as "Love Visions" Once as "2 LPS on 1 tape w/ Love Visions & Raw Romance" Burger Records is also scheduled to put out First Blood on tape and donate the profits to charity.

Nobunny played at Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee on May 21, 2010, in a live concert that was recorded to analogue tape and released on vinyl by Third Man Records. On September 21, 2010, Goner Records released Nobunny's official second LP "First Blood".

StyleEdit

Nobunny is known for mixing lo-fi garage punk with bubblegum pop and power pop. He has named The Ramones, Hasil Adkins and The Cramps as being influences on his music.[2]

DiscographyEdit

As NobunnyEdit

  • NOBUNNY CARES – CDR (Slash Records)
  • Worlds Lousy With Ideas Vol 3 – 7" single (contributes the song "Hippy Witch") (Almost Ready Records)
  • Love Visions – LP and CD (1-2-3-4 Go! Records previously issued by Bubbledumb Records on vinyl only)
  • Live Love – CDR (1-2-3-4 Go! Records)
  • Love Visions – Cassette (Burger Records)
  • Raw Romance – Cassette, CD, and LP (Burger Records)
  • Leap Frog Vol 2 – Cassette (Scotch Tapes)
  • Motorhead With Me / Give It To Me – 7" single (Hozac Records)
  • Love Visions/Raw Romance – Split Cassette (Burger Records)
  • Live at Third Man – LP (Third Man Records)
  • Brace Face – 7" EP (DOUCHEMASTER RECORDS)
  • First Blood – LP and CD (Goner Records)
  • The Cramps Tribute – DVD (Self-Released)
  • Nobunny/Jacuzzi Boys – 7" single (Scion A/V)
  • Love Visions – Cassette, LP, CD, and 6x 7" Box Set (Almost Ready Records)
  • Secret Songs – LP/CD (Goner Records)

As Justin ChamplinEdit

  • The Okmoniks Compact 33-7 – 7" EP (In-Fi Records) (as part of The Okmoniks)
  • Party Fever!!! – LP and CD (Slovenly Recordings) (as part of The Okmoniks)
  • I Can't Wait – 7" single (Almost Ready Records previously issued by 1-2-3-4 Go! and Rubber Vomit Records) (as part of the Sneaky Pinks)
  • Loner with a Boner – 7" single (Bachelor Records) (as part of the Sneaky Pinks)
  • I'm Punk - 7" single (Almost Ready Records) (as part of the Sneaky Pinks)
  • Bland Canyon Adventure- 10" EP ( People in a Position To Know) (as part of Golden Boots)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mark, Mark (August 28, 2008). "Nobunny". Rhythm & Views. tucsonweekly.com. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Tupica, Rich (December 29, 2008). "Nobunny interview". Turn It Down. Retrieved June 23, 2009.

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