BOB indie band (3)

BOB (sometimes spelt as Bob) were an English indie band formed in North London in 1986 during the C86 scene by Richard Blackborow, Simon Armstrong and Jem Morris. Initially they used a drum machine before bringing in Gary Connors on drum duties. Connors was replaced after just one official release by ex-Jamie Wednesday drummer, Dean Leggett. Stephen Hersom (ex-The Caretaker Race) was subsequently drafted in on bass to replace Morris. Most of the group's output was released on their own label, 'House of Teeth'. The collapse of Rough Trade distribution in the early Nineties caused problems for the band. Disillusioned with the music business, they disbanded in 1995.

Links To Peel

The band gave a copy of their first release, a flexi-disc called 'Prune (Your Tree)' to John Peel when they encountered him in the Rough Trade record shop. Peel was impressed with the band's material and they were invited to record sessions for his show on three occasions. Listeners voted the group's 'Convenience' track into the 1989 Festive Fifty at number 31.

Festive Fifty Entries


BOB John Peel 7th January 1988

BOB John Peel 7th January 1988

1. Recorded: 1988-01-07. Broadcast: 18 January 1988. Repeated: 03 February 1988, 08 March 1988

  • Esmerelda Brooklyn / Kirsty / Trousercide / Brian Wilson's Bed

2. Recorded: 1989-02-05. Broadcast: 15 February 1989. Repeated: 04 April 1989

  • Who You Are / Scarecrow / It Was Kevin / So Far So Good

3. Recorded: 1989-09-03. Broadcast: 25 September 1989. Repeated: 16 November 1989

  • Extension 'Bob' Please (Instrumental) / Throw Away The Key / Bloodline / Wild West 9

Other Shows Played

BOB - Piggery

BOB - Piggery


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