This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
|This Bike is a Pipe Bomb|
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb performing live.
|Labels||Plan It X Records, No Idea, Ghostmeat Records, Risk Records, Shake Records|
Teddy "Ted" Helmick
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb is a folk-punk band from Pensacola, Florida, USA. Their first recording was released in 1997 on Ghostmeat Records. Their later releases have been on Plan It X Records and No Idea Records, but now appear on their own label Plan-It X South. This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb initially started as a new wave band, with folk singer David Dondero on drums. They quickly switched to playing country music, but their punk roots were evident enough in their music that they became one of the premiere bands at the forefront of the folk-punk genre. They have done several US tours, played at Geekfest, and have been to Europe.
Much of their music is politically oriented. This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb is staunchly opposed to war and is concerned with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and racial equality in general.