Adam Goren

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Atom and His Package
Background information
Birth name Adam Goren
Born (1975-01-14) January 14, 1975 (age 43)
Genres Punk rock, indie rock, synthpunk
Instruments Guitar, music sequencer, vocals
Years active 1997–current

Adam Goren (born January 14, 1975) is a musician best known as the artist Atom and His Package.


Background and music career[edit]

Goren was born in The Bronx, New York City on January 14, 1975, but grew up in Oreland, Pennsylvania. He played in several local bands as a youth. While Goren was still in school, a friend introduced him to music sequencers, and he began writing music with one in his spare time. In 1991, Goren joined the punk band Fracture until 1995. Later he started performing shows as Atom and His Package, consisting of himself, a B.C. Rich guitar, and his QY700 music sequencer.

In 1997 he released his first album, the aptly named The First CD, on Bloodlink Records. He released several more albums and EPs and has performed on several compilations and self-released EPs while touring internationally.

Personal life[edit]

In April 2003 Goren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This led to his decision to stop touring as Atom and His Package. Goren performed his final show under that name on August 29, 2003 in Philadelphia. After that show, he released his last album, Hair: Debatable. On Saturday, November 1, 2008, Goren performed as Atom and His Package at The Fest 7 in Gainesville, Florida and is scheduled to return for Fest 16. Goren currently plays with the band Armalite.


The songs of Atom and His Package generally consist of electronic punk music put together with a sequencer. A few songs are purely instrumental. The lyrics of Goren's songs are usually humorous and most often centered around observations and off-key singing; a more punk influenced style eventually evolved.

Atom and His Package discography[edit]

Atom and His Package (1997)[edit]

Published by Bloodlink Records

  1. "Avenger
  2. "He Kissed Me (Dancy Pants Version)
  3. "Snowshoe BBQ
  4. "Scary Sloop
  5. "Mark Scott
  6. "Collateral Damage (Brutal Truth cover)
  7. "Minds Playin' Tricks on Me (Geto Boys cover)
  8. "Well Fed Fucking Sequencer (Born Again$t cover)
  9. "Chris and his Connor (Whom I Already Love)
  10. "Books My Dog, The Box, Brian Sokel, & Me
  11. "Head (She's Just A)
  12. "After School Special Stands for ASS
  13. "She's in the Bathroom & She's Shaking Me Till Tomorrow (Andrew Dick & AC/DC cover medley)
  14. "Tim Allen is Not Very Funny
  15. "Jeb Bell
  16. "Where Eagles Dare (Misfits cover)
  17. "He Kissed Me (Nice & EZ)
  18. "Martha is Flanged Like a Hippo
  19. "Atom and His Package Theme Song
  20. "Twelve Years Old Forever

A Society of People Named Elihu (1997)[edit]

Published by The Mountain Cooperative

  1. "Punk Rock Academy
  2. "Happy Birthday Ralph
  3. "Goalie
  4. "80's Bastard (cover medley)
  5. "People in This Computer Lab Should Shut the Hell Up
  6. "Waiting Room (Fugazi cover)
  7. "Jenny S.
  8. "Philadelphia
  9. "Meatball
  10. "Happy Birthday General
  11. "Sting Cannot Possibly Be the Same Guy Who Was in the Police
  12. "Me and My Black Metal Friends
  13. "180 lbs.
  14. "Break Down the Walls (Youth of Today cover)
  15. "You Took Me By Surprise (Andrew Dick cover)
  16. "Reset the Crotchelator
  17. "Connor, Welcome
  18. "No Head
  19. "Pat and Atom are Friends
  20. "No Way DNA (Fracture song from their self-titled album)

Behold, I Shall Do A New Thing EP (1998)[edit]

Published by Vital Music Mailorder

  1. "(Lord, It's Hard to be Happy When You're Not) Using the Metric System
  2. "Nutrition (Dead Milkmen cover)
  3. "Hats Off to Halford
  • Gun Court EP (1998)
  1. "Pumping Iron for Enya
  2. "Bloody Lip (I Hate You cover)
  3. "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lib
  4. "Thresholds to Adult Living

Atom And His Rockage EP (1998)[edit]

Published by Wabana

  1. "He Kissed Me
  2. "Avenger
  3. "Atom and His Rockage
  4. "(She's Just a) Head

Making Love (1999)[edit]

Published by No Idea Records

  1. "(Lord, It's Hard To Be Happy When You're Not) Using The Metric System
  2. "Nutrition (Dead Milkmen cover)
  3. "Hats Off To Halford
  4. "Pumping Iron For Enya
  5. "Bloody Lip
  6. "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lib
  7. "Thresholds To Adult Living (Fracture cover)
  8. "He Kissed Me (Rock Version)
  9. "Avenger (Rock Version)
  10. "Atom & His Package (Rock Version)
  11. "Head (She's Just A...) (Rock Version)
  12. "Head Of Septa, Nose Of Me
  13. "Karpathia
  14. "Son Of Poop And George
  15. "Getaway Car (Fracture cover)
  16. "What We Do On Christmas
  17. "P.P. (Doo-Doo)

Shopping Spree EP (2000)[edit]

Features Har Mar Superstar

Published by Sub City

  1. "Shopping Spree - Atom and His Package
  2. "Shopping Spree - Har Mar Superstar

Redefining Music (2001)[edit]

Published by Hopeless Records

  1. "Undercover Funny
  2. "Trump
  3. "Shopping Spree
  4. "Seed Song (The Mountain Goats cover)
  5. "Anarchy Means I Litter
  6. "Mission 1: Avoid Job Working With Assholes
  7. "For Franklin
  8. "Going To Georgia (The Mountain Goats cover)
  9. "Cross Country Atom And His Package Tour Via Bicycle
  10. "Atari Track And Field / New Controller Conspiracy
  11. "If You Own The Washington Redskins, You're A Cock
  12. "Before My Friends Do
  13. "Alpha Desperation March (The Mountain Goats cover)
  14. "Open Your Heart"
  15. "Upside Down From Here

Hamburgers EP (2002)[edit]

Published by File 13

  1. "I'm Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer
  2. "Fraudulent
  3. "Wonderman (Hammer Smashed Ball)
  4. "Sebastian in Nigeria
  5. "Head Gone Vertical (AMFM cover)

Attention! Blah Blah Blah (2003)[edit]

Published by Hopeless Records

  1. "Possession (Not the One by Danzig)
  2. "Mustache T.V.
  3. "The Palestinians Are NOT the Same Thing as the Rebel Alliance, Jackass
  4. "Does Anyone Else in This Room Want to Marry His or Her Own Grandmother?
  5. "I, Professional
  6. "Out to Everyone
  7. "Friend, Please Stop Smoking
  8. "Head with Arms
  9. "I'm Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer
  10. "Lying to You (Radon Cover)
  11. "Dear Atom, You Do Not Want Children. Love, Atom
  12. "For Aliza, Whenever She May Sleep
  13. "Matt Werth Speaks

Hair: Debatable (2004)[edit]

Published by Hopeless Records

  1. "Intro
  2. "(Lord It's Hard To Be Happy When You're Not) Using The Metric System
  3. "Pumping Iron For Enya
  4. "Possession (Not The One By Danzig)
  5. "Happy Birthday Ralph
  6. "Bloody Lip
  7. "Snowshoe BBQ
  8. "Upside Down From Here
  9. "Mustache T.V.
  10. "Shopping Spree Introduction
  11. "Shopping Spree
  12. "Mind's Playing Tricks On Me
  13. "If You Own The Washington Redskins You're A Cock
  14. "Waiting Room
  15. "I'm Downright Amazed (At What I Can Destroy With Just A Hammer)
  16. "Anarchy Means I Litter
  17. "Undercover Funny
  18. "Head (She's Just A)
  19. "What We Do On Christmas
  20. "Collateral Damage
  21. "Me And My Black Metal Friends
  22. "Does Anyone Else In This Room Want To Marry His Or Her Own Grandmother?
  23. "Avenger
  24. "Hats Off To Halford
  25. "Meatball
  26. "Atom And His Package
  27. "Punk Rock Academy

Going to Ames: A Tribute to The Mountain Goats EP (2001)[edit]

A limited edition tribute album to The Mountain Goats; 500 were published.

  1. "The Seed Song (The Mountain Goats cover)
  2. "Going to Georgia (The Mountain Goats cover)
  3. "Alpha Desperation March (The Mountain Goats cover)

Adam Goren continues to work with Armalite, although he maintains a website under the name of Atom.


  • Punk Uprisings Vol. 2 (1997 Go-Kart Records)
    • "Punk Rock Academy"
  • Intellectos Manifesto (2000 Intellectos Records)
    • "Stephanie Says" (Velvet Underground cover)
  • "Flogging a Dead Cow: A Tribute to the Dead Milkmen" (2001 Superpickle)
    • "Nutrition"
  • "Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 4" (2002 Hopeless/Subcity Records)
    • "Upside Down From Here" (from "Redifining Music")
    • "Possession (Not the One By Danzig)" (previously unreleased)
  • Operation: Punk Rock Freedom (2003 Hopeless/Subcity Records)
    • "Mustache TV" (from "Attention! Blah Blah Blah")
  • The Shape of Flakes to Come! (2003 No Idea Records)
    • "Radon" (Radon cover)
  • "Short Attention Span" freebie spazzcore compilation (2009, Methodist Leisure Inc.)
    • "Bloody Lip" (I Hate You cover)

Appearance in popular culture[edit]

  • "Punk Rock Academy" was covered by mc chris for his 2009 album Apple Tummy
  • Throughout the four seasons of the television show The OC the character Seth Cohen has an Atom and His Package poster displayed on the wall behind his bed.
  • In the bar on the television show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia many Atom and his Package stickers can be seen on the walls.
  • "Upside Down from Here" was covered by Math the Band on the 2008 album, Math the Band Banned the Math.
  • "(Lord It's Hard to Be Happy When You're Not Using) The Metric System" was covered by MC Lars for his 2009 album, This Gigantic Robot Kills.
  • Adam makes a cameo in the film "Good Clean Fun"
  • "I Am Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just A Hammer" was included in the snowboarding game Amped 2 on Xbox.
  • In the film She's the Man, an Atom & His Package poster can be seen on Sebastian's bedroom wall.
  • Washington DC straight edge hardcore band Good Clean Fun has toured with Atom and his Package and covered "Punk Rock Academy" and "Hats off to Halford" on their 2006 rarities compilation Crouching Tiger, Moshing Panda


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