Tom Bagley (musician)

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Tom Bagley (born 1965), stage name Jackson Phibes, is a Canadian artist, guitarist and horror rock composer. [1] [2] He is known for his work with the band Forbidden Dimension. [3]


Early life

Bagley was born in Calgary, Alberta, and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1988 [4]

Calgary City in Alberta, Canada

Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city anchors the south end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".


Bagley performed with the band Color Me Psycho. Beginning in 1988, he founded the band Forbidden Dimension, taking on songwriting, lead vocals and lead guitar. [2] In 1999, as Jackson Phibes, he released a solo EP, Old Devil Moon. [5]

Bagley created cover art for a number of Canadian rock and punk albums, including all of the art for his own Forbidden Dimension releases. [6] and covers for bands Chixdiggit, Huevos Rancheros and the Fuzz Kings. [7] [8] [9]

Chixdiggit band

Chixdiggit is a Canadian pop punk band formed in Calgary, Alberta. The band performed internationally, and released a number of studio albums, mainly with light-hearted pop songs, usually about girls and relationships. Their band name is a play on "Chicks dig it".

Huevos Rancheros were a Canadian surf rock band from Calgary, Alberta, active from 1990 to 2000. Huevos Rancheros performed an instrumental blend of rockabilly, surf, grunge and punk music.

Bagley also performed in the garage rock/punk band The English Teeth, with Adam Kamis and Forbidden Dimension bandmates Mark Igglesdon and Craig Evans. [2] This band recorded a veresion of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's tune "Four Wheel Drive", which became part of the soundtrack for the film FUBAR, as well as the accompanying album.[ citation needed ]

Garage rock is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals since then. The style is characterized by basic chord structures played on electric guitars and other instruments, sometimes distorted through a fuzzbox, as well as often unsophisticated and occasionally aggressive lyrics and delivery. Its name derives from the perception that groups were often made up of young amateurs who rehearsed in the family garage, although many were professional.

<i>Four Wheel Drive</i> (album) 1975 studio album by Bachman–Turner Overdrive

Four Wheel Drive is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in 1975. It peaked at #1 in Canada on the RPM national albums chart on October 4 and again on October 18, 1975 while hitting #5 on the U.S. Pop Albums chart. The most popular single from the album, "Hey You," was written by Randy Bachman. It reached #1 in Canada, holding the top position on the RPM national singles chart for two weeks in June, 1975, and #21 on the U.S. charts. Some reviews stated the song was directed at Bachman's former Guess Who bandmate, Burton Cummings.

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