Rock on Honorable Ones!!


Rock on Honorable Ones!!
Bowling for soup - rock on honorable ones.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1998[1]
May 3, 2005 (re-release)[2]
RecordedJune – October 1997[1]
StudioReeltime Audio
Denton, Texas
GenrePop punk
FFROE/Jive/Zomba (re-release)
Bowling for Soup chronology
Cell Mates
Rock on Honorable Ones!!
Tell Me When to Whoa
Singles from Rock on Honorable Ones!!
  1. "Scope"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Cody"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Rock On Honorable Ones!! is the second studio album by American rock band Bowling for Soup.[2] The title is a reference to the slogan of S.H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, where Bowling for Soup hails from. Based on the practice of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas (subject of Friday Night Lights), which is nicknamed "MOJO," Rider High adopted the slogan "ROHO" in the 1960s. Rider's sports teams are called the "Raiders," and Rider students are informed that "ROHO" stands for "Ride On Honorable Ones." This is the only Bowling For Soup album to include a horn section.

Production and recording

In summer of 1996 the band announced in a newsletter that they were "busy recording tracks for their third CD and were shooting for a spring '97 release." They recorded 24 songs and were in the process of selecting 15 or 16 of the best tunes to put on the new album.[4]
In the next newsletter they decided to throw all 24 songs in the trash because they would redo all the songs in a Denton, TX studio in May. They decided to do this because "we are releasing this CD ourselves, so we wanted to release the burden of having to do all of the production ourselves. Also, we wanted to bring in some fresh ears for the production process. So hopefully we should have a full independent release completed by the end of this summer!"[5]
In a third newsletter from the band they announced that the new album will be called "Rock On Honorable Ones". "As a lot of you may already know, BFS is all about "rocking", and 3/4ths of us went to S.H. Rider High (ROHO), thus, the album is appropriately named. The new CD has 14 new rock songs and, lo and behold, 5 of the songs feature the bestest 4-piece horn section on the planet."[6]
The band signed to FFROE Records and recorded at Reel Time Audio, headed by Jeff Roe which was based in Denton, Texas. The band would promote the album by playing months of shows while still in the recording process and upon its release a 4 week west coast tour in spring.
By August of 1998 "Scope" and "2113" was receiving local air play from the college and some commercial markets and the band announced they were currently in process of recording their new titled album "Tell Me When To Whoa."

Track listing

1."2113"Jaret Reddick, Erik Chandler4:49
5."Cody"Reddick, Chris Burney, Chandler, Cody Garcia4:20
6."Belgium"Reddick, Chandler3:35
8."Captain Hook"Reddick3:45
10."Thespian"Reddick, Chandler4:37
12."I Don't Know"Brian Kruse, Reddick, Burney, Chandler2:26
Total length:58:11

Video for "Cody"

The song "Cody" has a video, in which the band plays the song, sharing the life with a man, while some live scenes appear.

The video features Lance Morrill, who was seldom seen when he was a part of the band. Jaret Reddick had long hair when the video was filmed, and this is also reflected in the cover of the album.


Bowling for Soup:

  • Chris Burney — lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jaret Reddick — lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Erik Chandler — bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Lance Morrill — drums, backing vocals


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  2. ^ a b "A List of the 11 BFS studio albums (for my twitter peeps)". January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
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External links

  • Rock on Honorable Ones!! at YouTube (streamed copy where licensed)