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Founded in Berkeley by Tommy Dunbar and Jon Rubin, The Rubinoos are one of the seminal power pop artists of the 1970s.
In 1977 they hit the top 40 with a cover of Tommy James’ “I Think We’re Alone Now.” In 1978 they followed it with the power pop classic, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” – which was named record of the year by Music Week Magazine. In '84, The Rubinoos recorded one of their most popular songs, the title cut of the film "Revenge of the Nerds".
THE SURFIN' LUNGS
The Surfin' Lungs released their debut single "Mickey's Car" in 1983. Their now legendary second single, "Pray for Sun", came out in 1985 and the band were immediately signed to Big Beat Records, who released their debut album Cowabunga!.
The Surfin' Lungs sound is a mixture of The Monkees, The Ramones, The Beach Boys and The Barracudas.