Back to the Drawing Board!

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Back to the Drawing Board!
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Studio album by The Rubinoos
Released 1979
Recorded Ramport Studios and Wally Heider Studios
Genre Power pop
Length 31:44
Label Beserkley
Producer Matthew King Kaufman, Gary Phillips
The Rubinoos chronology
The Rubinoos
Back to the Drawing Board!
Party of Two EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Back to the Drawing Board! is the Rubinoos' second album, released on Beserkley Records. Back to the Drawing Board! is a power pop album and fit well with the other power pop bands on Beserkley. This album is known for the single "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," which gained notoriety when Rubinoos members Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer sued Avril Lavigne, alleging that her hit "Girlfriend" had too much in common with it.

The Rubinoos re-released this album with bonus tracks on their own label on November 23, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fallin' in Love" (2:48)
  2. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (3:16)
  3. "Promise Me" (3:22)
  4. "Hold Me" (3:01)
  5. "Ronnie" (2:38)
  6. "Drivin' Music" (3:13)
  7. "Operator" (2:57)
  8. "Jennifer" (2:33)
  9. "Arcade Queen" (2:27)
  10. "Lightning Love Affair" (2:46)
  11. "1, 2, 3 Forever" (2:43)
  12. "Rendezvous" (Bonus Cut)
  13. "Warm Summer Night" (Bonus Cut)
  14. "Red Light Green Light" (Bonus Cut)
  15. "Rumble" (Bonus Cut)


The Rubinoos
  • Royse Ader – bass, vocals
  • Tommy Dunbar – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • John Rubin – guitar, vocals
  • Donn Spindt – percussion, drums, vocals
  • Mark Dodson – engineer
  • Matthew King Kaufman – producer
  • Gary Phillips – producer


  • LP Beserkley 1979
  • CD Air Mail Recordings 2007


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