I For One Welcome Our New Robots Overlords
June 23, 2004 12:48 PM   Subscribe

Captured! by Robots is a band made up of one man and the robots he buit to accompany him. Only the robots - DRMBOT, GTRBOT, AUTOMOTOM, and the HEADLESS HORNSMEN - revolted and enslaved him. Now he has no choice but to serve their evil ends - touring the Western United States and enslaving everyone they come into contact with through song. Some videos of them in action. (.mov)
posted by ChasFile (9 comments total)
I saw him.. I mean, them open for MC Paul Barman a few months ago - what a whacked out billing. The death metal irritates pretty quickly, but the combined will of JBot and Charlton Heston keep the novelty of the act alive.
posted by adamms222 at 1:11 PM on June 23, 2004

If they come to your area I highly recommend seeing them, it's a great show. They guy built friggin robots (including ex-Chuck E Cheese animitrons) and tours the country with them, which is what our founding fathers no doubt intended.

Also, NYT on C!BR.
posted by revgeorge at 1:16 PM on June 23, 2004

They're everywhere! Why do the scientists even make them?
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:20 PM on June 23, 2004

I too have seen them. The music is atrocious. The showmanship is great. This is definately the kind of band that is best experienced while drunk.
posted by blindcarboncopy at 2:58 PM on June 23, 2004

I saw them a couple of years ago... and I live in Iowa. :-)
posted by pixelbaby at 5:58 PM on June 23, 2004

The Galactic Federation of Love is an amazing Tucson band that features a bassist who is a shape shifting reptile who slipped into this dimension. They are going on a nationwide tour as of today. Go see them, you will not be dissapointed. Their leadsinger is Lemonman. Download the Mp3s on their page visit Davidicke.com and join in the fight to save our planet from lizards.
posted by mokujin at 7:30 PM on June 23, 2004

I've heard good things about their live show, but I miss Skankin' Pickle. (Jason Vance was their bassist sometime before his robot abduction.)
posted by toddst at 6:22 AM on June 24, 2004

me too, todd. They practicly played the anthem to my high school experience in New Haven during the mid-90's.

ska. was I ever that young?

anyway, shape shifting reptiles are all well and good, but these are god damned ROBOTS.


I can't, being human and therefore frail and fragile, possibly imagine anything more rock and roll than that.
posted by ChasFile at 7:52 AM on June 24, 2004

I'm with ChasFile -- goddamnit, man -- ROBOTS!!

I can't help thinking though that load-in must be the pits. I mean, not only are your bandmates not going to be helping but you've got to load them in as well...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:39 PM on June 25, 2004

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