Shaft (2) ‎– Roobarb & Custard

Ffrreedom ‎– TABX 100, Ffrreedom ‎– 869 635-1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Roobarb & Custard (Dr. Trip & Bob Bolts Mix)
Vocals – Richard Easter
B1 Roobarb & Custard (Apple Crumble Mix) 5:26
B2 Bolts Beats 3:58

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Engineered by "Dick" at "Ice House".

Tracks A samples:
Music from Johnny Hawksworth - Roobarb
Dialogue from the TV show Roobarb & Custard
Synth from Kraftwerk - Numbers

Track B2 samples:
Vocal from Dead Kennedys - I Kill Children

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42286 96351 8
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (Distribution Code): BA 121
  • Label Code: LC 7654

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
869 635-1, TABX 100 Shaft (2) Roobarb & Custard(12") Ffrreedom, Ffrreedom 869 635-1, TABX 100 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Shaft-01 Shaft (2) Roobarb & Custard(12", W/Lbl) Great Asset Vinyl Shaft-01 Unknown Sell This Version
TABXDJ 100 Shaft (2) Roobarb & Custard(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Ffrreedom TABXDJ 100 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TABMC 100 Shaft (2) Roobarb & Custard(Cass, Single) Ffrreedom TABMC 100 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TAB 100, 869 634-7 Shaft (2) Roobarb & Custard(7", Single) Ffrreedom, Ffrreedom TAB 100, 869 634-7 UK 1991 Sell This Version


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July 15, 2016
My copy (Shaft-01 version) has 4 tracks on it, 2 on each side. I wonder if this submission is incorrect? If all the submissions are incorrect? The CD versions of this release have 4 tracks.


March 16, 2016

Its all about Bolts Beats, what the . . seriously dark, like its been dragged out of 1993 and plonked into 1991, so dark and refreshing for the time, one of my top 5 choonz of 91, fierce!


April 1, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

Following on from the above comment, the Ffrreedom release of this track is totally reproduced, and sounds a lot cleaner than the original white label mix. Due to this, the white label mix is a bit more 'ardcore. It also contains a terrifying acidic track on the B-Side, sadly omitted from this release.


January 13, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
This track heavily samples the Roobarb and Custard theme from the 1970s kids' TV programme of the same name, but the vocal snippets are not original. Failing to obtain permission to land the original Richard Briers vox (eg "Roobarb's slim pianist claws danced quickly over the keys") they hired Richard Easter from the Radio 1 Steve Wright in the Afternoon gang to re-record them. However if you can track down the original white label version which came out before the FFRReedom version, you will find the same tune but with the unauthorised vocals from Briers still there...