Rocket To The Moon

by Bookmobile!

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credits

released July 8, 2017

Bookmobile! is
Luke R. Bergkoetter - Drums, Vibraharp, Wenzlo’s Tambo
Trevor Dowdy - Vocals, Guitar
Jared Roberts - Vocals, Bass, Lead Guitar

With Special Guests
Joanna Troutman Bergkoetter - Backup Vocals
Christina D’Angelo - Backup Vocals
Brian Robertson - Vox Continental Organ
Wenzlo, M.D. - Saxophone
Ann Zettervall - Cello

“Rocket to the Moon” was
Engineered by Aaron McCallister at Earth Analog, Tolono, IL. Winter 2015. earthanalog.com
Mixed by Aaron McCallister at his home and at McCallister Audio in Champaign, IL. mccallisteraudio.com
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio, Cleveland, Oh. caulifloweraudio.com
Comic Art, Text and Design by Steve Schaberg. brokenpants.com
Produced by Luke R. Bergkoetter

Thank you! Aaron for humoring all of our “ideas” and getting this down to tape.

Thank you! Steve for your rad art work and sense of humor. You’re a precious jewel of a man.

Thank you! To anyone of you ding dongs who bought this record, came to a show, promoted a show, put us up on tour, listened to these songs, inspired these songs and generally supported us as “musicians.”

A special thanks to our guest musicians! You made these songs!

Bookmobile! will return with their next hit record, “The Bad Boys Of Bookmobile!”


*A Bookmobile! Tale*

Bookmobile! began as a reason to hang out. Trevey D (guitar) and Luke (drums) at The Brass Rail in Champaign, IL, shooting the shit. Those two bad boys grew up together in Danville IL, moving their separate ways in the late 90’s/early 2000’s respectively. A little over a decade later, they both found themselves in Champaign drinking, chatting, “Let’s start a stupid fun band!” Trevor said. “Alright, as long as I don’t have to do any work,” said Luke. (HA! How untrue that would become for this future band dad.) Trevor and Luke proceed to write some rippin fast jams; Trevey D’s steadfast guitar and sharp tongue, and Luke’s blazin’ caveman style. Now enter Jare Bear (Bass). The main man roundin’ out the low end, heart on his sleeve, belting out the backing vocals, and taking the reins on a few songs of his own. Thus, the bad boys of Bookmobile! were formed.

What happened next was a surprise for the boys. They started to realize their full potential and got down to business. They proceeded to record several singles and contributed to the famous Travis Wayne Christmas Special series. They developed a twenty plus song, thirty minute set, that they used to assault countless audiences with their brand of 60’s garage pop inspired punk. Their motto? NO BREAKS!

Now the boys find themselves in the studio, winter 2015, developing what will become their first full length record, “Rocket To The Moon.” They invite several of their musician friends to transform the stripped-down raucous sound of the live show into the lush 60’s Phil Spector inspired wall-of-sound of the studio recording. They expand their sound with girl-group backing vocals, vintage organ, shredding lead guitar, cello, saxophone, slide guitar, vibraharp, hot tambo tracks, hand claps, space echo reverbed out vocals, vintage tube amps - all of which lovingly captured to two inch tape at Earth Analog studios in Tolono, Illinois.

The future looks bright for these gallant men with their record set to be released in July 2017 and a subsequent thirty day west coast tour. Will America be ready for Bookmobile!? Will the boys finally give up and build that “Rocket To The Moon”? Find Out Soon!

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Bookmobile! Champaign, Illinois

Bookmobile! is a punk/pop/garage band from Champaign, IL. They write fast pop songs for cool people who don’t like people. Peace.

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Track Name: Let's Get Ready For The Bookmobile! (Oh Yeah!)
Let's get ready for the Bookmobile! (Oh yeah)
Track Name: Time To Go
Did I really just hear you?
Do you really have no brain in your head?
How long have you been here?
How drunk can one guy be?
I think you've had enough and now I think it's
time, time, time, time for you to go.
Track Name: Hamm's And A Pepsi (To Go)
Hamm's and a Pepsi to go.
You'll never know, oh, oh, oh, oh.
I ride the bus from here to there.
You'll never know. You'll never care.
Al(oh-oh-oh-oh)one.
Every night alone. Every day alone.
Track Name: Why Do You Act Like A Dick?
Oh, oh, why?
Do you act like a dick?
Track Name: I Don't Like You
Ooh, I don't like you.
You think you're funny.
You're really just a dick.
I'd like to smash your fucking head in with a brick.
Ooh, I don't like you.
You think you're great.
You think you are the best.
I'd like to stab a rusty steak knife through your chest.
Because ooh, I don't like you.
Track Name: Please Go Away
You go away. And you come back.
What's it going to take to get you to go away forever?
What's it going to take to get you to go away?
Track Name: Your Fucking Face
Oh it kills me. It fucking kills me.
When I see your stupid face walk through that door.
Oh just kill me. Just fucking kill me.
So I'll never have to see your face no more.
Oh when I see your face it fucking kills me.
Oh when I see your fucking face it fucking kills me.
Track Name: Pull Your Head Out
Did you ever figure out what you wanted to say?
Or did you just decide it was better to stay away?
I hope you figure it out.
I hope you get what you want.
I hope you pull your head out of your ass.
I hope this isn't the end.
Because I still miss my friend.
I hope you pull your head out of your ass.
Track Name: Dreamy Dream
I can't tell what is real and what's a dream.
Please wake up.
Track Name: You Talk A Lot
You talk and talk and talk and talk.
But you never say a goddamn thing.
Fuck you.
Track Name: I Can't Stand You
I can't stand you.
I can't stand you.
I can't stand you.
I want you dead.
I want you dead.
I want you dead.
Track Name: Fuck Yeah
Fuck yeah.
Track Name: Eat Shit
Yeah, I want to see you eat shit and die.
Yeah, I want to see you eat shit and die.
All my friends they say eat shit and die.
Yeah, I want to see you eat shit and die.
Track Name: Crying And Stuff
I wanna cry thinking about you.
I wanna die being without you.
It makes me hurt. It makes me sad.
I wonder what we could have had.
Instead I'm sitting here being without you.
We should be drinking having fun instead I'm staring at a gun.
He was thinking about you.
Track Name: I Want You To Know
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
I want you to know.
About the pain and frustration.
The constant irritation.
You don't even know my name.
Now fighting with a wall.
I don't even care at all.
Because I know you'll always be the same.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
I want you to know.
All nights in front of sinks.
All the smokes and all the drinks.
I never really thought it'd end.
But then you put it down.
And you were not around.
I'm just glad you're happy with your friends.
Track Name: (I'm Thinking About) Not Thinking About You
I'm gonna flush you from my brain (Get lost)
I'm gonna send you down the drain (Fuck off)
I'm thinking about never thinking about you ever again
You didn't listen when I said (Not kidding)
I really, really want you dead (Start digging)
I'm thinking about never thinking about you ever again
Track Name: True Love
Never thought it would happen to me.
And it didn't.
Track Name: Disappear
I saw your face on all the sides of milk cartoons around the town
We called our cemetery it was that face the same grave
Face that saw my own mistakes
I could of been there but I wasn't around
I want to disappear
We sat on porches and talked about 69 Songs
And the 217 area that I came from
I was amazed at my own displaced rage
How does it feel to have an asshole for a friend?
I want to disappear
Track Name: Don't Make Me Go
Please?! Please?!
Don't make me go-oh.
I'd rather you just kill me.
I'd rather kill myself.
I just don't know what else to do.
Oh god! Oh god!
Track Name: A Rocket To The Moon
I'm going to build a rocket to the goddamn moon.
Anything it takes to get away from you.
I'm going to build a portal to the Negative Zone.
I'm gonna push you in. I can't wait to get you gone.
Hey. Do you think I like being this way?
Hating everything every single day.
I'm going to build a rocket to the goddamn moon.
Anything it takes to get away from you.
I'm going to build a portal to the Negative Zone.
Jump right in. I can't wait to be gone.
Hey. Do you think I like being this way?
Hating everything every single day.
Do you think I like being this way?
Track Name: Wave Goodbye To The Bookmobile! (Oh Yeah)
Wave goodbye to the Bookmobile! (Oh yeah)