Established by Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy in 1988 to integrate genuine street credibility into marketing and product.

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NEW PRODUCTS

The album AWAY FROM TUBE TRAINS .

This album released by the record company 33Jazz is available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

The songs are mainly ballads, with a folk/rock/country sort of feel, and feature Mike's talents as street poet and vocalist, and Jeremy's finger-style work on banjo and guitar - with additional solos and accompaniment by players from the Macedonian music scene.

SHORTLY AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

The album WAR SEX AND FAMILY. (NP11)
BONGO MIKE and EXTREMELY FRANK JEREMY witnessed the Macedonian civil war, and this album is inspired by their experiences there, and by the deaths of a number of people some of whom they knew personally, others not. It has multi-tracked guitar parts and stirring vocals, linked together as one orchestral piece featuring both rock and ballads.

STILL AVAILABLE

The protest single DON'T KNOW WHY?. (NP8)
Contains DONT KNOW WHY? various versions, both dance version and busker version, and also contains IF YOU CANT HAVE A SHAVE IN A TOILET WHERE CAN YOU HAVE A SHAVE? (popularised on the trains where BONGO MIKE and EXTREMELY FRANK performed their situation art,and later more widely popular with the general public).

Also features ITS A CRIME TO PLAY MUSIC IN THE STREETS, the song Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank made popular in the streets around Leicester Square before being driven off by the London police.

Bongo and Extremely sang Shave and Crime at a rock concert at the London Astoria in July 2002, after a member of the group MY VITRIOL saw them performing on a District Line train. And after the performance, fans wrote in to various internet music magazines, with comments like "but those two weird blokes were bestest - Bongo Mike and Frank someone"... (DROWNED IN SOUND) or "the best support band ever"... (PLAYLOUDER/SAYLOUDER).

Some copies remain of the first edition - and of a second edition (NP10), from which the "busker version" of "Don't Know Why?" has been dropped.

DIFFERENT WORLDS

The single DIFFERENT WORLDS. (NP9)
The original recording of a song about the killing of a British soldier (IAN COLLINS) on a peace mission in Macedonia in 2001. BONGO and EXTREMELY were asked at the time by a group of locals to write and record this song in Macedonia, as a tribute. Also features a poem by BONGO MIKE, comparing the life of the two musicians with that of a soldier such as IAN COLLINS.
(A new recording of the song DIFFERENT WORLDS appears on the album WAR SEX AND FAMILY.)

THE EARLY WORKS

The album EXILE IN BALKAN. (NP7) Fourth edition of the first album of Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy. Considering how they started as two itinerant performers without a home, a base, or even a radio or any equipment other than their guitar, bongos and kazoo...this album represents an achievement of the musical spirit, since their live musical performances were part of their ongoing life and survival.

This eclectic compilation of their early recordings contains the original arranged version of DONT KNOW WHY and three other of the original recordings made in the Balkans. (SONG FOR BAYRAM, SOUTH LONDON REVIVAL MEETING, and an anthem for the homeless SECOND HOUSE ALONG FIRST FLOOR now called just HOMELESS).

PLUS the most recent re-recordings in London of eight of the songs from the first edition of the album, sponsored by commuters who travelled on London trains and saw them performing their situation art.

AND NOW THE EARLY VINYL SINGLES

The early vinyl singles: I AM THE PROFESSOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STREET/AWAY FROM TUBE TRAINS NP3
The controversial street song with its reggae influenced B side. BM and EFJ called themselves "Disco Justice" for this product in the late nineteen eighties.
IF YOU CAN'T HAVE A SHAVE IN A TOILET, WHERE CAN YOU HAVE A SHAVE?/ SO YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THE STATION ALONE? NP1
The first recording of this crazy song eternally popular with train commuters, with its raggy B side. However this first vinyl single is now deleted.

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