Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Early Works of BOB
Here is the download: Bob - The Early Years
1-3: From Refuel Compilation
4-6: From Self-Titled 7"
7-21: From Complex Organism Blues CD
Bob was an enigmatic and mystifying band in Atlanta. I never knew the guys, and only saw them a few times, but they had a habit of popping up in strange places. I remember the Go-Steadys playing with them once at the Somber Reptile in 1992 or 1993, and as you could imagine they were not so well received by the teenage ska fans. Later Car vs. Driver played with them, Pineal Ventana and Dribbling Hermits at the Homage Coffee House for a WREK benefit in 1994, which rocked but was also when I stabbed myself in the eye with a drumstick and couldn't see. I got to see them other places and times and really enjoyed it. Their bassplayer was so damn tall, and I remember their drummer having back problems and eventually had to play standing up. Also, their guitarist played a beat up Stratocaster with a Fender Twin that had a great psychedelic paint job that was really cool from my kid perspective. Later, I remember they got a lady in the band to play bass/percussion, and played some kind of weird dance music, which I wasn't so into. They were certainly very creative and making music that I couldn't really process or grasp so well at the time, but I liked it. I remember some of these songs so well, like "Nasty" and "Pope Is" as art-rock anthems from my school days. I have included in this post what I believe is their first 7" along with their songs on the Refuel compilation and the Complex Organism Blues CD, which was one of the first CDs I ever purchased. I heard the CD after this one was really good, but I never ended up getting it. I hope you enjoy what I have included, and please leave comments and info on Bob so I can get more of their story.
Here is the artwork to the Complex Organism Blues CD:
Here is their page for the Refuel Athens/Atlanta compilation:
The back cover of the self-titled 7":