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Zoobombs playing at El Salon in Montréal for Pop Montreal festival, 1 October 2005.
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Rock, alternative rock, noise rock
Years active 1994-present
Labels Emperor Norton
We Are Busy Bodies
The Musebox
Website www.thezoobombs.com
Members Don Matsuo
Past members Piro

Zoobombs are a Japanese indie rock band, formed in Tokyo in 1994 by vocalist and guitarist Don Matsuo.[1] The band also includes bassist Moostop, keyboardist Matta, percussionist Piro and drummer Pocky.


They first gained exposure in North America on tour as an opening act for The Flaming Lips and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and subsequently gained distribution for their albums in the United States and Canada. In 2000, the band recorded a live album, Bomb You Live in Toronto, Ontario at the El Mocambo.

Style and influences[edit]

The band's funk-rock style draws on influences such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.


  • Super Funcy of Zbons (1997)
  • Welcome Back Zoobombs! (1997)
  • Let It Bomb (1998)
  • Bomb Freak Express (1999)
  • Dirty Bomb (2000)
  • Bomb You Live (2001)
  • Love Is Funky (2002)
  • New San Francisco (2004)
  • Way In / Way Out (2006) [Australia]
  • BBB (2006)
  • Bear's Banquet: Live from Deep Night in Toronto (2007)
  • Nightfriend of Zoobombs (2009)
  • La Vie En Jupon (2011)
  • Agitation (2012)
  • The Sweet Passion (2012)


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