Leave the Straight Life Behind: Expanded Edition - Bob

Leave the Straight Life Behind: Expanded Edition
Legend has it that a chance meeting with John Peel in the Rough Trade record shop set Bob on the road to becoming a true indie favourite in the late 80s and early 90s, with Peel championing the band throughout their career. 

Starting life in 1986, the band released a series of acclaimed singles, and with each single release, they toured and promised an album.  Eventually they got enough money together to release Leave The Straight Life Behind on their own House Of Teeth label in 1991. 

The album met with rave reviews but due to the collapse of Rough Trade Distribution it was frustratingly difficult to find.  Now available again for the first time in many years, the album has been expanded to 2CDs, with a second disc including all four of their Radio 1 sessions, 3 for John Peel and 1 for Simon Mayo. 

·       Unavailable for many years
·       Second disc includes all their BBC sessions, including 3 Peel Sessions
·       16 previously unreleased tracks
·       Extensive packaging includes sleevenotes by the band, rare photos and memorabilia from the band’s archive

Bob was formed in 1986 by Richard Blackborow (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Simon Armstrong (guitar, vocals), Jem Morris and a drum machine.  Gary Connors replaced the drum machine only to be replaced himself in 1988 by Dean Leggett, who had drummed for Jamie Wednesday, the outfit that spawned Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine.  Morris was replaced by Stephen Hersom prior to Leave The Straight Life Behind.  Following the various pieces of bad luck that befell the band, they became disillusioned with the industry and finally split in 1995, leaving a legacy of eight singles, one compilation of early singles, the album and a legion of happy fans who had been lucky enough to see them live.  The single ‘Convenience’ graced the John Peel Festive Fifty in 1989.   
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ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. DYNAMITE
2. SKYLARK III
3. NOTHING FOR SOMETHING
4. WHO YOU ARE
5. OLD JEAN BLUES
6. TAKE TAKE TAKE
7. SKYLARK II
8. TROUSERCIDE
9. SAYING GOODBYE
10. 95 TEARS
11. THE BELLY
12. LEAVE THE STRAIGHT LIFE BEHIND
13. MANY STRINGS
14. COME WINTER
15. BLOODLINE
16. TALES OF THE EXPECTED 
JOHN PEEL SESSION, RADIO 1 - 18/01/88   
1.    TROUSERCIDE
2.    KIRSTY
3.    ESMERELDA BROOKLYN
4.    BRIAN WILSON’S BED 
SIMON MAYO SESSION, RADIO 1 - 29/03/88
5.    TIMES LIKE THESE 
6.    JUST LIKE YOU 
7.    SMELLY SUMMER 
8.    IT WAS KEVIN 
JOHN PEEL SESSION, RADIO 1 - 15/02/89
9.    WHO YOU ARE 
10.  SCARECROW 
11.  SO FAR, SO GOOD 
12.  IT WAS KEVIN
JOHN PEEL SESSION, RADIO 1 - 25/09/89
13.  EXTENSION. BOB, PLEASE 
14.  THROW AWAY THE KEY 
15.  BLOODLINE 
16.  WILD WEST NINE 
17.  CONVENIENCE 
18.  DEMONS
19.  UPHILL DOWN
20.  SCARECROW
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