A short time ago, I put up a posting celebrating the single What A Performance by the 80s indie band BOB. It was a well received effort, but what I was most taken by were comments from folk whose views I really respect pointing me in the direction of another single by the band:-
Friend of Rachel Worth : Love Bob, was planning an ICA as felt they had a lot more creativity and variety than most. Convenience is the hit that got away.
Strangeways : Also agree about ‘Convenience’ – what a song
Nev : Convenience has to be in my top 20 of 45s of all time – love it!
I’ve now tracked down said 45, and am happy to confirm that the contributions were bang on:-
mp3 : BOB – Convenience
Released on 7″ and 12″ on House of Teeth Records in 1989, the lead track was voted in at #31 in that year’s Festive Fifty (which itself was of vintage quality as I hope to demonstrate quite soon). It’s a tremendous little pop song that I’m only sorry I didn’t pick up on back in the day.
Here’s the wonderfully named b-side of the 7″
mp3 : BOB – I Fall Upon The Thorns Of Life! I Bleed!!