- “Jitters was my band along with Jim [Mothersbaugh] and Greg Brosch on guitar and Greg Kaiser on bass. We played a lot of early Rolling Stones songs and Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters and Hounddog Taylor. Greg Brosch was one of my guitar heroes and taught me quite a bit about playing guitar leads. One Saturday morning, we drove up to Cleveland with 60 dollars and recorded a four song demo of original compositions. Mark [Mothersbaugh] showed up and played organ and piano on a couple of songs.” -Bob Mothersbaugh
- An original Basement compilation compiling Bob’s early 80s production work. Bob 1 was actually the first member of DEVO to produce a recording for another artist. His first outing was producing a session for old friends of his in a Cincinnati-based group called Qi-ZZ in 1980. The group produced two singles, featuring three songs produced by Bob. Back in California, in 1982, he produced an EP for another friend of his, Billy Sheets. The EP credits drums on side 2 to “Alan Lyle”, who has been confirmed to be Alan Myers (though Bob does not play guitar credited as “Kent State”, as has been occasionally assumed).
- An art group by Nancye Furgeson (Mark’s ex-wife), with her on vocals. Guitar and backup vocals by Bob Mothersbaugh. Drums by David Kendrick. Mark Mothersbaugh wrote and performed music for Good Clean Fun. Alex Mothersbaugh (Bob 1’s daughter) on vocals. Engineered by Bob 2.This generally amusing children’s music is, as the first track puts it, good clean fun. And, in all honesty, Microwave Babies is hilarious.
- A short-lived solo project by Bob Mothersbaugh that we learned about from David Kendrick. The band actually recorded an album, which has since been lost to time. They played 8-10 shows. The lineup was:
- Bob 1: guitar & vocals
- Tom Corey: bass and occasional guitar
- David Kendrick: drums
- Larry Klimas: sax
According to David, the band played at Gaslight (more than once), Club Lingerie, the China Club, and the Frolic Room.
- An original Basement compilation of as much “featuring” and remix work by members of the band that can be scraped together, 1978-2017. Bob is featured on a few songs in the collection.
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