Bob DuBlon 5
Wacky Surf Instrumentals
in 1985, the brain-child of bassist Tim Taylor, who asked “Miles,”
his Buck Byron and The Newest Things guitarist to form
a Surf instrumental band. He recruited his former Buck Byron
and The Little Seizures, Rhomboids, and Ghostly Trio band
mate Geoff “Stinky” Worman to research the project
and to play Kalamazoo guitar. Newest Things drummer Bob
DuBlon was hired to play the skins in that uniquely Bob DuBlon
tirelessly tablatured two sets of Surf classics that “Stinky”
brilliantly selected. When it came time to name this brave new
band “Stinky,” inspired by the Dave Clark 5, the ‘60’s
British Rock quintet named for its flamboyant drummer, said “how
about the Bob DuBlon 5?” The quartet thought of
the Bob DuBlon 4 but thought the number 5 was cooler.
And Bob DuBlon 5 was born!
DuBlon - being Bob DuBlon - managed to get himself kicked out
of band named after himself after about a year and a half (that's
about how long he's good for.) Luckily, Couch Flambeau guitarist
Jay Tiller wanted in on this mayhem and took over drumming.
The band continued under the name Bob DuBlon 5 for
a few months until Jay, fearing Bob's infamy, insisted on a