Vibraphone Punk. Yet another sub-sub-sub-genre to baffle the record buying public….or maybe it’s the only real way to put the uh…vibrant sound of BOB into mere human words. Their sound was the type of self taught brilliance that could have only developed during those early, really creative years of the Punk Rock explosion. It happened in the years before Punk became a total exercise in monotony. It was a time in which BOB could do something like use a vibraphone to accent their intense Punk bashings…and not have the audience cry foul.
The Things That You Do b/w Thomas Edison 7" (2011-RERUN #005)
BOB formed in the middle of the late ‘70s San Francisco music scene and went on to release two singles and one LP on Dumb Records before calling it quits in 1983. “The Things That You Do” b/w “Thomas Edison” 7” from 1980 was their stunning debut. The unassuming picture sleeve, non-descript band name and lack of widespread distribution upon its original release didn’t afford them the same level of notoriety shared by some of their Bay Area counterparts….even if their sound and ideas were well ahead of the curve. It's long been championed as a “must own” platter by obsessive record geeks, but it’s been out of print and tough to track down for nearly three decades.
Rerun Records is proud to present a deluxe reissue of this amazing record. Remastered and pressed in an edition of 500 hand numbered copies on black vinyl. The single comes packaged in a heavyweight card stock, glue pocket sleeve with a large insert featuring liner notes, a new interview with band members and unpublished photos. Don’t miss out this time around!