Rick Froberg

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Rick Froberg
Froberg performing with the Hot Snakes on October 7, 2005 in Philadelphia.
Froberg performing with the Hot Snakes on October 7, 2005 in Philadelphia.
Background information
Also known asRick Farr, Rick Fork
Born (1968-01-19) January 19, 1968 (age 52)
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresPunk rock, post-punk, post-hardcore, indie rock, garage rock, garage punk
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1986–present
Associated actsPitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Last of the Juanitas, Obits

Eric "Rick" Froberg (born January 1968, also known by the pseudonyms Rick Fork and Rick Farr)[1] is an American musician and visual artist. He was born in Los Angeles, lived in Encinitas, California, and currently resides in Brooklyn.[2] In his musical career he has been the singer and guitarist for the San Diego-area bands Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes, performing alongside fellow San Diego musician John Reis. Froberg has also played with the Last of the Juanitas, Thingy and Obits.

In his career as a visual artist and illustrator he has created album art, promotional artwork, and merchandise designs for all of his bands as well as for Rocket from the Crypt and Reis' Swami Records label.


Year Act Title Credits
1989 Pitchfork Saturn Outhouse lead vocals, album art
1990 Eucalyptus
1991 Drive Like Jehu Drive Like Jehu guitar, lead vocals, album art
1992 "Hand Over Fist" / "Bullet Train to Vegas"
Rocket from the Crypt Boychucker album art
1994 Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime guitar, lead vocals, album art
1998 Rocket from the Crypt RFTC album art
"Break it Up"
2000 Hot Snakes Automatic Midnight guitar, lead vocals, album art
2002 Suicide Invoice
2003 Beehive & the Barracudas In Dark Love album art
2004 Hot Snakes Audit in Progress guitar, lead vocals, album art
"This Mystic Decade"
2005 Peel Sessions
2006 Thunder Down Under
Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects Listen Up album art
2008 Obits "One Cross Apiece" / "Put It in Writing" guitar, lead vocals, album art
2009 I Blame You
"I Can't Lose" / "Military Madness" guitar, lead vocals
2011 Moody, Standard and Poor guitar, lead vocals, album art
2012 "Let Me Dream If I Want To" / "The City Is Dead" guitar, lead vocals
"Refund" / "Suez Canal" guitar, lead vocals
2013 "Refund (Live)" / "Talking to the Dog (Live)" guitar, lead vocals
Bed and Bugs guitar, lead vocals, album art
2018 Hot Snakes Jericho Sirens guitar, lead vocals


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Drive Like Jehu: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  2. ^ "Bio". Rickfroberg.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-04-16.

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