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L-R: Mikey Welsh, Billy O'Malley, Todd Perlmutter
Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts
Years active 1995-1996
Label(s) CherryDisc Records
Former Members
Billy O'Malley
Mikey Welsh
Todd Perlmutter
This page is about the band. For the eponymous album, see Jocobono (album)

Jocobono was a rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that featured future Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh.


Jocobono was formed by vocalist and guitarist Billy O'Malley, bassist Mikey Welsh, and drummer Todd Perlmutter in 1995. Following the dissolve of other bands the members had been in, the group (who knew each other well and had frequently attended each other's shows in the Boston area) formed and began rehearsal sessions for what would become Jocobono. The band released one self-titled album together through the now defunct Boston-based label CherryDisc Records. The band did not have an established name during recording, and would encounter many struggles attempting to create one.

The fact that we didn’t have a name was funny for us up to a certain point, but then we decided to actually be a band and we had a deal with CherryDisc, then it went from being funny to being really stressful. We had all these people working for us, we had an artwork deadline... We had a list of names, and we were just getting pissed off. We’d decide on something, and then our lawyer would look it up and someone else from California would already be called that. Everyone we knew was helping us try to think of a name.

- Mikey Welsh, 1995 interview with Lollipop Magazine [1]

Perlmutter supposedly came up with the name Jocobono at the last minute, before presenting the artwork with the new name to their label.

We had a deal ready and had an artwork deadline. I needed the cover for some kind of distribution shit, and we still didn’t know the name. I bring him the disc with all the artwork, and he goes, 'Hey, that’s not right. Is that your band name?' I’m like, 'Yeah, didn’t I tell you? Oh, I forgot to tell you?! It’s JOCOBONO!

- Todd Perlmutter, 1995 interview with Lollipop Magazine [1]


Studio Albums

Compilation appearances

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hefflon, Scott. Jocobono - Interview. October 1, 1995. Archived on Weezerpedia and from original