Friday, September 9, 2011

Artist: Robin Black and The Intergalactic Rockstars, Album: Planet : Fame, Song: T.V. Trash

Robin Black is a musician originally from Manitoba but now based in Toronto.  He moved to Toronto during the nineties and formed the band, Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rock Stars.  They released their first single in 2000 and followed it up in 2002 with their full length debut, Planet : Fame.  The album was produced by Moe Berg (formerly of The Pursuit of Happiness) and Garth Richardson.  Garth is the son of legendary producer Jack Richardson and has worked with bands like Rage Against The Machine as well as The Red Hot Chilipeppers.  The album also featured Canadian songstress, Sarah Slean, on backing vocals.  It's a glam rock masterpiece with a space age theme that included fictitious band member bios.  This album puts the fun back in rock and roll and if you are a fan of Cheap Trick, you will likely dig the album opener, T.V. Trash.  I think of the song, Surrender, every time I hear this tune.  You can check it out on You Tube (  The band would shorten it's name to just Robin Black for their sophomore release in 2005.  That album was produced by legendary producer, Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Nine Inch Nails).  Robin Black spends more of his time in the mixed martial arts field these days.  He is a very interesting man and works as both a fighter and reporter for MMA.  You can check out some interesting interview clips with him from Bite TV (  You can keep tabs on Robin at (  You can purchase the album, Planet : Fame, on Amazon for $16.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!