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J.B.O. (James Blast Orchester) is a Fun metal band from Erlangen, Germany. It was founded in 1989 and is known for parodies of rock and pop songs. The band has written more of its own songs since 2000, but continues to produce parodies, which they refer to as Blöedsinn – an intentional misspelling of "Blödsinn," which means "nonsense" or "stupidity" in German).

The original name was "James Blast Orchester" but they shortened this to J.B.O. in June 1996 after James Last threatened legal action.

The Patrizier brewery of Nuremberg earlier successfully sued J.B.O. for slander. The band have since changed references to "Patrizier Bier" in their lyrics to "Pariser Bier" (Parisian beer / Condom beer).

'Schmitti' and Holmer "a bier" Graap, two of the founder members, left the band in 2000. They were replaced in 2001 by Ralph Bach and Wolfram Kellner. Kellner previously played in Fiddler's Green, which is aluded to in the song "Arschloch und Spaß dabei" ('Asshole and enjoying it') : "man sagt sogar, dass Wolfram früher Folk-Musik g'macht hätt" ("They even say that Wolfram used to play folk music") .

The Kitzmann brewery of Erlangen supports the band with gimmick products, and has featured in the band's lyrics.

The band celebrated its fifteenth birthday on July 31st 2004 with the slogan "30 Halbe!" ("30 halves" = 30 half-litre glasses of beer)

The band still tours, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Cover versions


  • 2007: Head Bang Boing
  • 2006: Rock Muzik
  • 2005: J.B.O. für Anfänger (J.B.O. for beginners, Best of"-Compilation, Lawine/SonyBMG)
  • 2005: TV Blöedsinn - DVD (TV nonsense, also a pun on German TV magazine TV Spielfilm, Lawine/SonyBMG)
  • 2005: Eine gute BLASTphemie zum Kaufen! (A good blastphemy to buy!, Musical Tragedies/EFA)
  • 2004: United States of Blöedsinn (United States of Nonsense, Lawine/BMG)
  • 2004: Gänseblümchen (Sissy, Lawine/BMG)
  • 2002: Rosa Armee Fraktion (Pink Army Faction, a pun on Rote Armee Fraktion [Red Army Faction], Lawine/Virgin)
  • 2002: Ich will Lärm (I want noise, Lawine/Virgin)
  • 2001: Live-Sex (Lawine/Virgin)
  • 2001: Bums Bums Bums Bums (Lawine/Virgin)
  • 2000: Sex Sex Sex (Lawine/Virgin)
  • 2000: Ich sag' J.B.O. (I say J.B.O., Lawine/Virgin)
  • 1999: 10 Jahre Blödsinn - Das J.B.O. Home-Video (10 years of nonsense - The J.B.O. home video, Capriola/EFA)
  • 1998: Meister der Musik (Masters of music, Lawine/BMG)
  • 1998: Ällabätsch (Lawine/BMG)
  • 1998: ...und Spaß dabei! Der ultimative Partysampler (...and fun too! The ultimate party sampler, Lawine/BMG)
  • 1997: Wir sind die Champignons (We are the Mushrooms, Lawine/BMG)
  • 1997: laut! (loud!, Lawine/BMG)
  • 1997: Bolle (Lawine/BMG)
  • 1996: Die Megra-Hit-Twingle (Musical Tragedies/EFA)
  • 1996: Der weiße Hai im Dechsendorfer Weiher (The Great White shark in the Dechsendorfer Weiher, Musical Tragedies/EFA)
  • 1996: No Business Like Shoebusiness (Doc Martens Records/EFA)
  • 1995: Explizite Lyrik (Explicit lyrics, Musical Tragedies/EFA)
  • 1994: BLASTphemie Weihnachts-Edition (Musical Tragedies/EFA)
  • 1994: BLASTphemie (Musical Tragedies/EFA)
  • 1994: Eine gute CD zum Saufen! (A good CD to drink!, Musical Tragedies/EFA)
  • 1994: Eine gute CD zum Kaufen! (A good CD to buy!, Musical Tragedies/EFA)

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