Bob wrote some songs and asked Cynthia to sing and record them in his house. Robin Danar put up some mics. Phil George played drums in Bob's bedroom. Don took the tracks and put his wildness on them. Thurston Moore let Don and Cynthia record Jim playing drums on some tracks in their studio. Gregg Sutton overdubbed bass in Bob's living room. Bob Coulter recorded Pat Place on guitar on a track. Tabby Chinos were born.
A band of wildness formed by Bob Pfeifer, Cynthia Sley, Don Fleming and a cast of characters including Pat Place, Greg Sutton, Phil George and Jim Sclavunos, Cheetah Chrome, Bob Bert, Sal Maida:
Bob Pfeifer, of Human Switchboard, guitar and vocals;
Cynthia Sley, of Bush Tetras, vocals; and
Don Fleming, of Gumball, bass and various noises; with guests
Jim Sclavunos, of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, drums;
Pat Place, of Contortions and Bush Tetras, guitar;
Gregg Sutton, of Lone Justice and Bob Dylan band, bass;
Cheetah Chrome, of Dead Boys and Batusis;
Bob Bert, of Sonic Youth and Pussy Galore;
Sal Maida, of Roxy Music and Sparks and
Phil George, drums.
“Add Cynthia and Bob to all those great double acts: Patience and Prudence, Quemoy and Matsu, Being and Nothingness, Nino Tempo and April Stevens. They come at you from both sides of the speaker-stack with their excitingly tart harmonies—sometimes sunny, sometimes chary, always the most.” - Luc Santé
Tabby Chinos’s tracks