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Shrubs

The Shrubs were an English indie music group, formed in Watford in 1985, releasing three albums before splitting up in 1989. Future Shrubs singer Nick Hobbs had previously managed Henry Cow and after living in Stockholm for a year joined Swedish band Kraeldjursanstalten. When that band split up he relocated to London and looked for a new band. After being sacked from Stump for "being too serious", Hobbs formed his own band, taking inspiration from Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, The Fall, and The Ex, initially as The Kevin Staples Band, but changing name to The Shrubs.

Links to Peel

The band recorded two sessions for Peel's show between 1986 and 1987 and were regularly played by the DJ in the late 80's. The group's singer, Nick Hobbs, was previously a member of Stump, who also were played by Peel in the same period.

Sessions

The Shrubs - John Peel Session -1 22nd July 1986

The Shrubs - John Peel Session -1 22nd July 1986

1. Recorded: 1986-06-22. Broadcast: 02 July 1986. Repeated: 21 July 1986

  • John Corpse / Black Mailer / Animal / Assassin

2. Recorded: 1987-08-26. Broadcast: 26 August 1987. Repeated: 14 September 1987

  • Sullen Days Are Over / King Urn / Papa Chaperon / Ballet Gorilla

Other Shows Played

10 -- ZRON10 -- The Shrubs - A3

10 -- ZRON10 -- The Shrubs - A3.Warm Sea

1986
  • 14 May 1986: Down The Yard (v/a cassette album - Hits $ Corruption / Skin $ Bone) Hits $ Corruption
  • 21 May 1986: Down The Yard (v/a cassette - Hits $ Corruption / Skin $ Bone ) Hits $ Corruption
  • 15 July 1986: Warm Sea (EP - Full Steam Into The Brainstorm) Ron Johnson
1987
  • The Shrubs – Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue (full album) 1987

    The Shrubs – Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue (full album) 1987

    26 June 1987 (Radio Bremen): Luke (album - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 26 June 1987 (Radio Bremen): Serial Revelry (album - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 03 August 1987: Luke (LP – Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 12 August 1987: Blackmailer's Heartache (album - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 28 August 1987 (BFBS): Blackmailer's Heartache (album - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 08 September 1987: Mysterious Places (LP – Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 11 September 1987 (BFBS): 'Luke (LP-Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue)' (Ron Johnson)
  • 28 September 1987: Mysterious Places (LP - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 07 October 1987: Luke (LP - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
  • 21 October 1987: Blackmailer's Heartache (LP - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue) Ron Johnson
1989

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