Named for Vittorio De Sica's groundbreaking movie, The Bicycle Thief formed when singer/songwriter/guitarist Bob Forrest's previous group Thelonious Monster disbanded. Though Forrest considered giving up the performing side of the music industry, friends in the LA music scene encouraged him to keep writing and playing songs. He collaborated with Josh Klinghoffer and the duo were signed by Goldenvoice, a local music promotion firm who had recently started a label. To complete the Bicycle Thief's full-length debut, 1999's You Come & Go Like A Pop Song, Forrest and Klinghoffer worked with Sugartooth's Josh Blum and Mark Hunter, who acted as backing musicians and co-producers. Drummer Kevin Fitzgerald, formerly of the Geraldine Fibbers, joined the group in time to put the finishing touches on the album.
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