Michael Knott | Rocket and a Bomb

One of many landmark albums for Mr. Knott. The songs on this album have probably been played more times in concert than any others. They were also re-used on several other albums. The subjects of these songs are based on real people that Michael knew while living in a run-down apartment complex in Hollywood.

According to Knott, “Serious” is about “just not taking life too serious. You know, everyone’s talking about how they lost this girl, or that guy, or they lost their house or their job… why do you take it so serious? You know there is hope at the end of this dark time, there is hope. That’s what I am saying in a nutshell, because there is hope, we don’t need to commit suicide, we don’t need to jump from the Empire State, we don’t need to hang from an oak tree. We don’t need to do that because there is a reason for us to be here, so let’s stay as long as we possibly can.”

Other information:
This album was also released as CD-R in 2003 as Volume 1 of “The Burns Series.”


Michael Knott - Rocket and a Bomb (cover 1) Michael Knott - Rocket and a Bomb (cover 2) Michael Knott - Rocket and a Bomb (tray)

Label: Brainstorm Artists International / Word Records
Format: CD, Cassette
Released: 1994
Genre: Alternative Rock
Producers: Gene Eugene & Michael Knott
Michael Knott: Vocals, Guitar, Paintings
Eric (Boogie) Coomes: Bass
Ed (Giles) Benrock: Drums
Gene Eugene: Keys
Rick Rekedal: Cello
Brian Doidge: Guitars on “Jail” and “Train,” bass on “Kitty”
Ricki Michelle: Backing vocals on “Jan”
01) Jan the Weatherman 3:06 Knott Re-recorded by the Aunt Bettys, see the 2003 Tour CD
02) Jail 3:44 Knott  
03) Make Me Feel Good 5:12 Knott  
04) Serious 4:07 Knott Re-worked by the Aunt Bettys as “The Shotgun” on a Demo
05) John Barrymore Jr. 2:30 Knott Re-worked by the Aunt Bettys as “Junkie”, see the Promo CD
06) Train 5:28 Knott  
07) Bubbles 4:18 Knott  
08) Kitty 3:43 Knott Re-recorded by the Aunt Bettys, see the Aunt Bettys album
09) Adrian 4:07 Knott  
10) Skinny Skins 4:31 Knott, Rekedal  
11) Rocket and a Bomb 5:06 Knott Re-worked by the Aunt Bettys, see the Aunt Bettys album

Other Images

Character paintings and sketches

 


Older comments on “Michael Knott – Rocket and a Bomb”

  1. Scott on May 03, 2008 at 07:54 am said:

    Great album. One of those albums that was sadly buried in the Christian scene.

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