Black & White World
Black & White World was a slightly funky alternative rock band that was actually on Blonde Vinyl long enough to record two full albums. They were also known for humorous and witty lyrics set to energitic or introspective music, depending on the mood of the song. They were also one of the few Blonde Vinyl acts to create a video (for "Love is the Law").

Rob and Dave went on to form several different original and cover bands after Black & White World.
  Black & White World

Pre-Blonde Vinyl Career
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4 Song Demo
Independent (1989)


01) Raise Your Flag Black & White World
02) Face of a Nation Black & White World
03) SCOW Black & White World
04) Reckless Boy Black & White World

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6 Song Demo
Independent (1990)
Produced by us and them

Paul R. Hanna - electric guitars
Burton - bass, vocals, Hammond organ
Rob 'Trigger' Gallas - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Dave C. - drums, percussion, vocals

01) Double Talk Black & White World
02) L.O. Boys Black & White World
03) Committed Black & White World
04) Freedom Black & White World
05) We Are One Black & White World
06) West Running Brook Black & White World with Robert Frost; from "stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Blonde Vinyl Releases
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Black & White World
BVCD3242 (1991)
Produced by Christopher Colbert

Paul R. Hanna - guitars, vox keys
Burton - bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, vox keys
Dave C. - drums, percussion, vocals
Rob 'Trigger' Gallas - lead vocals

01) Ocean 4:24 Black & White World
02) Captured 3:42 Black & White World
03) Love is the Law 3:15 Black & White World
04) Wonderful World 3:17 Black & White World
05) Committed 3:49 Black & White World
06) Stronger 3:50 Black & White World
07) All Christ's Cons 0:56 Black & White World
08) Elvis 3:37 Black & White World
09) Captain of the Scow 3:34 Black & White World
10) Lip Sweat 1:20 Black & White World
11) Heavy, Heavy World 3:54 Black & White World

Other Information:
Executive Producer: Michael Knott

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Life Explodes
BVCD3492 (1992)
Produced by Christopher Colbert with Black & White World

Rob 'Trigger' Gallas - lead vocals, backup vocals, percussion
Dave C. - drums, percussion, backup vocals
Paul R. Hanna - guitars, some backup vocals, very little percussion
Burton - bass guitar, acoustic guitar, backup vocals

Dave Koval - lead guitars
Philip Jordan, Alex Henderson, Eric Carpenter, and Eric Stephani - No Doubt horn players

01) Look In Me 3:46 Black & White World
02) Old Man Song 2:40 Gallas / Dave C.
03) I Don't Wanna Lose You 3:37 Dave C. / Gallas / Hanna
04) Ruby Goes to Heaven 3:50 Dave C. / Hanna
05) Real 3:11 Gallas / Hanna
06) Bring Back the Beautiful 3:36 Black & White World
07) Where Will I Go Tomorrow? 5:08 Dave C. / Burton
08) Black Times 2:54 Gallas
09) Push 3:32 Gallas
10) I Think I'm Losin' 2:25 Black & White World
11) Left of the World 3:22 Black & White World
12) Ruby Goes to Heaven (Chrissy's Mix) 4:02 Black & White World
13) Too Young to Be Sad 2:41 Dave C. / Burton
14) Solutions 4:40 J. Gallas / R. Gallas
15) Good Bye 2:47 Gallas / Dave C. Burton

Blonde Vinyl Compilation Appearances
Black & White World Video: Love is the Law

Post-Blonde Vinyl Career
Rob Gallas became the lead vocalist for Undercover on their 1994 album Forum

Comments about Black & White World
Just want to add that Rob Gallas and Dave C. went on to be involved in 2 other OC based bands in the late 90s and early 00s. First was Oscar, which had an EP release called "Put Your Pants On". Oscar later evolved into Free Spin. I'm not sure if Free Spin ever released anything.

Comment posted by Kit on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 09:48 PM
Dave and I currently are playing in cover band playing 70's soul,funk, R

Comment posted by Rob Gallas on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 08:59 PM
still 2 of my favorites CDs and on my Ipod play list! the good ole days lol

Comment posted by anthony on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 07:25 AM
Where can we see you now Rob?

Comment posted by Stan G. on Sunday, August 09, 2009 at 09:27 PM
I loved Black and White World, but Oscar's Put Your Pants On is my fave...

Comment posted by icon_red on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 01:58 PM
My band did a cover of "Love is the Law" back in the day. I loved that song. Wore the cassette out though. I need to find it on CD.

Comment posted by xxghostboyxx on Sunday, November 08, 2009 at 04:42 PM
Dave and I are currently playing in a cover band Straight 78, our my space is under construction -

Comment posted by Rob Gallas on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 08:27 PM
So what ever happened to that handsome shredder that took Burtons place?

Comment posted by Mertz on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 03:11 PM
Rob - thanks for posting. I'm listening to the Straight 78 mix now. It's great to hear your voice again. My 13 y.o. son just discovered "Devotion" today and played it. We saw you perform live at the Sonlight festival in MN that year!

Comment posted by JulieCC on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Eric Stefani? as in Gwen Stefani?

Comment posted by Fred Knowlton on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 08:52 AM
@ Fred Yes.

Comment posted by Kit on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Still rocking the cassette I got on balboa island it feels like 20 years kids know captain of the scow and oceans...

Comment posted by Kell Killian on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 08:02 PM
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