Blonde Vinyl Memorial

by Knottheads on H

Blonde Vinyl Memorial
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. In 2014, Black & White World announced they were back together to play some shows and release new music, but so far, none has been released.

In 2020, the Lost Archives division of Lost in Ohio re-released both Black & White World albums on BandCamp.

  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)
The Lost Archives (2020)
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

Listen / Purchase:

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Life Explodes
BVCD3492 (1992)
The Lost Archives (2020)
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

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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

Rob Gallas and Dave C. went on to form Oscar, which released an EP called Put Your Pants On. Oscar later evolved into Free Spin.

Rob Gallas and Dave C. then formed a cover band called cover Straight 78 that is still active.

Rob also stated on a few places on Facebook that there is was an unreleased/partially recorded third Black & White World album that they are possibly going to finish and release at some point.

Black & White World Related Links

Older comments on “Black & White World

  1. Kit on September 14, 2007 at 09:48 pm said:

    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.

  2. Rob Gallas on April 10, 2009 at 08:59 pm said:

    Dave and I currently are playing in cover band playing 70’s soul,funk, R

  3. Anthony on April 25, 2009 at 07:25 am said:

    still 2 of my favorites CDs and on my Ipod play list! the good ole days lol

  4. Stan G. on August 09, 2009 at 09:27 pm said:

    Where can we see you now Rob?

  5. icon_red on October 20, 2009 at 01:58 pm said:

    I loved Black and White World, but Oscar’s Put Your Pants On is my fave…

  6. xxghostboyxx on November 08, 2009 at 04:42 pm said:

    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.

  7. Rob Gallas on February 21, 2010 at 08:27 pm said:

    Dave and I are currently playing in a cover band Straight 78, our my space is under construction –

  8. Mertz on March 30, 2010 at 03:11 pm said:

    So what ever happened to that handsome shredder that took Burton’s place?

  9. JulieCC on March 22, 2011 at 06:23 pm said:

    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!

  10. Fred Knowlton on June 27, 2011 at 08:52 am said:

    Eric Stefani? as in Gwen Stefani?

  11. Kit on July 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm said:

    @ Fred Yes.

  12. Kell Killian on June 14, 2012 at 08:02 pm said:

    Still rocking the cassette I got on balboa island it feels like 20 years ago…my kids know captain of the scow and oceans…

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