Robbie Rox 
& The Monster Horn Band - 
Earl Owns The World

1. Bumper Sticker People 
2. Earl Owns The World 
3. Everyone's Gone Rhinoceros 
4. Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Who's That Ringing?
5. I Don't Wanna Play 
6. Albert 
7. Ever Been To Sea Billy? 
8. And The Alien Twitched 

Produced by Jono Grant
Co-Produced by Vito Rezza

Robbie Rox - lead vocals, b.g. vocals, percussion, congas
Vito Rezza - drums, percussion, bongos, b.g. vocals, voice overs
Lou Mele - bass
Michael Fonfara - keyboards
Jono Grant - guitar, percussion, b.g. vocals
Gord Myers - trombone, bass trombone
Perry White - tenor, baritone sax
John Johnson - alto sax, flute
Dave Dunlop - trumpet

All compositions and lyrics by 
Robert Theodore (Robbie Rox) Socan 2003

released 2003
catalogue # 2003.001

Robbie Rox - The Big Screw

1. Hate Those Days 
2. No Ozone
3. Dead Man Under the Car 
4. Small Things 
5. Anorexia Nervosa 
6. Week With the Weak 
7. Gotta Be Yourself 
8. The Big Screw 

Produced by Robbie Rox and Jono Grant

Robbie Rox - lead vocals, percussion, rhythm guitar
Mike Siracusa - drums
Mike Theodore - bass and percussion
John Kruka - keyboards and percussion
Lou Lotufo - guitar
Jono Grant - occasional guitar and keyboard

released 1997
catalogue # EM-001

Robbie Rox - Ghost Culture

1. Ghost Culture 
2. Companions In Nightmare 
3. No End To The Problems 
4. Miles 
5. Long Gone 
6. My Girl's Best Friend 
7. Cottage Girl 
8. Computer Woman 
9. The Great Canadian Hang Up 
10. The Nieghbours Don't Wave 

Produced by Howard Laurie and Wayne Scott

Robbie Rox - lead vocals
Michaele Theodore - bass 
John Theodore - guitar, organ, grand piano
John Tilden - lead and rhythm guitar
Leo Nebedek - drums, b.g. vocals
John Johnson - saxes
Howard Laurie - synthesizers
Lou Lotufo - lead and rhythm guitars
Michael Pickett - harmonicas

originally released 1982
released on CD 2003

Robbie Rox - Do What I Do

1. Do What I Do 
2. Gental Rental 
3. We're All Going To Die 
4. Let's Get Dirty 
5. Uncle McLuhan 
6. Doctor Collision 
7. That's What Happened 
8. Driven Over The Edge 
9. Ruin Your Night 
10. Earl Owns The World
11. Attack Of The Van People 

Produced by Alan Duffy

Robbie Rox - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
John Hobbs - drums
Mike Theodore - bass 
John Theodore - lead guitar

released 1980
released on CD 2003

Robbie Rox - Raw

1. Raw 
2. Dime A Dozen World 
3. Hello Sandro 
4. The Pie Cometh 
5. Wheeling And Dealing 
6. Land Of The Scared Starchos 
7. Bidet For A Donkey 
8. Pantission My Cushion 

Produced by Alan Duffy

Robbie Rox - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
John Hobbs - drums, percussion
Mike Theodore - bass, percussion
John Theodore - lead guitar, keyboards

released 1979
released on CD 2003

Robbie Rox - Construction Site

1. Reeming Me
2. Trauma 
3. The World Is Mad 
4. Serious Errors 
5. Imagine This 
6. Construction Site 
7. Reynolds Excavation 
8. World Say Thank You 
9. I'll Be Fucked 

Produced by Robbie Rox and Rob Theodore

Rob Theodore - lead vocals
Ken Bassman - guitar 
Gordie Hobbs - lead guitar
John Hobbs - rhythm guitar
John Theodore - keyboards
Michael Thoeodore - bass, congas
Jeff Farley - bass
Brian Carter - drums
Ron Sullivan - drums
Nick Olbrich - 1st trumpet
Jim McGrath - 1st trumpet
Misty Fedak - 2nd trumpet
Kathy Kuhnke - tenor sax, baritone sax
Dave Worth - tenor sax, baritone sax
John Johnson - baritone sax

released 1978
released on CD 2003

Robbie Rox
A Brief Biography

Robbie Rox born in Timmins Ontario and educated in Toronto at York University, was destined to be a creative performer. 

“It’s what I was put here to be”, say’s Robbie.

Dressed in pajamas, Robbie Rox’s career started in 1970, in Rimouski, Quebec with an acoustic guitar and two very different thirty minute shows. These acts saw Robbie warming up some of the big name American acts such as “Gentle Giant” and “Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels.”

In 1973 he returned to Toronto and continued the same show with his lifetime friend and fellow musician John Hobbs. A few rehearsals later with Robbie singing and playing acoustic guitar accompanied by John, also on acoustic guitar, they decided they needed to form a band for a more interesting sound. This led to the first Robbie Rox band. The band rented a house, in Toronto’s west end and rehearsed for their first demo tape recording. With the assistance of Brian Guy who introduced the Robbie Rox Band to H.P. and Bell. The band recorded their first professional demo tape at Thundersound Studios.  (H.P. and Bell, was a management company that was formed from the original, famous, Canadian, Lighthouse Band. HP & Bell; Paul Hoffert [Keyboards] Skip Prokop [Drummer] Bruce Bell [Roadmanager]). The Robbie Rox band was booked professionally for the first time in 1974, at the Legendary Yonge Station at Yonge and Bloor, where musicians of all sorts came to check out the new bands. H. P and Bell then sent the Robbie Rox band on a road trip that fall, starting in Thunder Bay and ending up in Edmonton, Alberta. The band continued touring and went on an Eastern tour in 1975, covering New Brunswick to PEI. After the eastern tour the band was dissolved.

After some careful consideration and collaboration Robbie started his first Horn Band in the summer of 1975. This band played for three years performing at legendary clubs around Toronto, such as The El Mocambo, The Colonial, The Midwich Cookoo and Larry’s Hideaway. In 1978, the now “Glabrous Headed Rox” accompanied by this band released his first LP called “Construction Site.” In 1978 Robbie also started the Catso, Porco, Rozzo Band. This band performed many times at The Edge (originally Edgertons). Then in 1979, released an LP called “RAW.” A year later Robbie was signed by Quality Records. Robbie and the same band would record an LP called “Do What I Do” on the Quality Records Label.

Robbie formed another band in 1981 and released an E.P. called “Man Need Woman,”  (an extended play, with 4 tunes).  This band was reorganised after one year and with some of the same musicians released another Robbie Rox recording in 1982 called “Ghost Culture.”

In 1984 Robbie formed “Robbie Rox and The Monster Horn Band.” This band delighted and entertained the crowds for three years playing in and around Toronto at such venues as The El Mocambo, The Horseshoe, Larry’s Hideaway, and the Diamond (now the Phoenix). 

Born from an idea and the grouping of songs & compositions that followed a theme, together with arranger Jeff Goodspeed. Robbie ventured into a musical called “Ever Been to Sea Billy.” The show was well received and played at The Phoenix in Toronto. Robbie then reconstituted the band and called it CAZZOTTO. This band continued to perform around Toronto for a number of years.

Then in the early 90’s Robbie using some of the same musicians from his very first band from the seventies he started “The Rude Band.” This band was basically a rock version for the Robbie Rox creative mind and material. The band remained intact for 10 years and has recorded two CDs called “Once The Heads Blown Off” and “The Big Screw.” 

In 2000 Robbie organized a Monster Horn Band reunion at the Silver Dollar. This reunited the band and Robbie has stayed with this setup ever since. In 2003 Robbie Rox and The Monster Horn Band released on Robbie Rox Records, “Earl Owns The World.” 

Robbie is now setting his sights on the Australian and European markets as there are radio stations down under and across the pond, already playing and hyping cuts from the new CD. 

“I guess I am doing this for the rest of my life,” says Robbie.


1979 RAW
1980 DO WHAT I DO 
1999 OUCH 

Robbie Rox & The Monster Horn Band: Earl Owns The World 
Reviewed by Cyndi Iingle of 701 Media Group 
Miss the musical insanity of Frank Zappa? If so, you are going to love Robbie Rox & The Monster Horn Band's latest disc, Earl Owns The World. Robbie's vocal style and innovative parodies, honed over 30 years of experience, are similar to the work of Sean Cullen, a comedian who was a member of Corky and the Juice Pigs. But all comparisons aside, Robbie is definitely a one of a kind performer, who enjoys using humour to cut through the bull that society throws at us every day. 

Robbie and his magnificent band take on many subjects on World, including people who share too much information via their bumper stickers (on the aptly named ‘Bumper Sticker People') to aliens (on ‘And the Alien Twitched'), to using an old TV commercial as a catalyst (on ‘Ever Been to Sea Billy?'). Robbie's lyrics and vocals are incredibly quirky, but coupled with the amazing abilities of The Monster Horn Band: Vito Rezza (drums), Lew Mele (bass guitar), Michael Fonfara (keys), Jono Grant (guitar), Gord Myers (trombone), Perry White (tenor sax), John Johnson (alto sax, flute) and Dave Dunlop (trumpet) the end result is an unforgettable progressive jazz/rock experience. Guts and honesty are lacking in the music biz, where most people find a formula to success and stick with it if they want to make a living. Props need be given to musicians such as Robbie, who remain true to their musical visions. 

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