complete recorded works of BOB have been decomposing steadily for beween 20 and
30 years, depending on the vintage, in the House Of Teeth archive. This large
collection of multi-track analogue tape recordings has recently been miraculously
transformed into a small, neat metal box stuffed full of (mainly) sparkling 24-bit
digital 'stems'. This is good.
We are currently engaged in a (frankly)
ridiculous project to remix all of the recordings in the archive. The very best
of the unreleased BOB recordings will (hopefully) appear as part of a 2CD set
planned for next year. The release should also include the complete BOB singles
and EPs, all in remastered form, with a number also appearing in remixed form.
(This is all good, too, except that the 2" multi-track session tape for the
Stride Up EP is unnaccountably missing. If anyone happens to know the whereabouts...).
artists in the H.O.T. archive include: unaccountably long-forgotten prog rockers
Naked Lunch, cult indie pop sensations The Siddeleys, Torquil Macleod's
marvellously moody Reserve and the almost frightening The Dangerous
Brothers, featuring a young Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander on lead guitar.
in the Banwell 8-track studio, c.1991