Shaft (2)Roobarb & Custard

Label:Ffrreedom – TABCD 100, Ffrreedom – 869 635-2
CD, Single
Country:UK & Europe


1Roobarb & Custard (7" Edit)3:34
2Roobarb & Custard (Dr. Trip & Bob Bolts Mix)5:42
3Roobarb & Custard (Apple Crumble Mix)5:30
4Bolts Beats3:58

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Uses title music and speech sampled from the 1974 kids animated TV show, 'Roobarb' (commonly known as "Roobarb & Custard" after the two main characters).

℗ 1991 ffrr
© 1991 ffrr

Ffrreedom in association with ffrr/full frequency range recordings

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by London Records 90 ltd.

Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.

Made in U.K.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42286 96352 5
  • Barcode (String): 042286963525
  • Matrix / Runout: TABCD100 10172731 02 % MADE IN U.K.
  • Rights Society: BIEM | STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Distribution Code: BA 940

Other Versions (5 of 10)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Roobarb & Custard (7", 45 RPM, Single)Ffrreedom, FfrreedomTAB 100, 869 634-7UK1991
Recently Edited
Roobarb & Custard (12", 45 RPM, Single)FFRR, FFRR, FFRR, Ffrreedom, Ffrreedom, FfrreedomTABX 100, 869 635-1, 869 635.1UK & Europe1991
Recently Edited
Roobarb & Custard (Cassette, Single)Ffrreedom, FfrreedomTABMC 100, 869 634-4UK1991
New Submission
Roobarb & Custard (12", 45 RPM, Promo, White Label)FfrreedomTABXDJ 100UK1991
Roobarb & Custard (CD, Single)Ffrreedom, FfrreedomTABCD 100, 869 635-2Europe1991



  • dokka.chapman's avatar
    Edited 3 years ago
    Created in the boon of the late 80's/early 90's rave scene, Shaft's 'Roobarb & Custard' is a cheesy yet charming tune that blends together the popular dance style with samples from a beloved children's television show (something that became quite popular in the genre). Building to a fun and energetic chorus, the song oozes a camp joy that you may find hard to not dance to. Also featured on the single are the Dr. Trip & Bob Bolts Mix - a stripped down extended version that brings a key section to the forefront - the Apple Crumble Mix - a version with a heavy hitting beat that gets rid of the sample altogether - and Bolts Beats - a dark original studio track that bleeds old skool hardcore effortlessly.
    Sadly, but not unexpected, 'Roobarb & Custard' has been buried somewhat since it's release perhaps due to the over-saturation of that style of music. Regardless it is a cult classic that's bound to go down really well on any nostalgic DJ set.
    • foogoo's avatar
      Blimey. Hearing is believing... Apple Crumble Mix is a top class piano chugger! Thanks to djdom1uk for the tip.
      • djdom1uk's avatar
        Edited 12 years ago
        Skip the other mixes of the title track, and listen to this one:

        Roobarb & Custard (Apple Crumble Mix)

        It removes vocal/theme tune samples, and is a very good tune!


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