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Paul Webb
Birth namePaul Douglas Webb
Also known asRustin Man
Born (1962-01-16) 16 January 1962 (age 62)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Years active1981–present
Formerly of
Websitewww.rustinman.com Edit this at Wikidata

Paul Douglas Webb (born 16 January 1962),[1] also known by the stage name Rustin Man, is an English musician. He was the bassist for the English band Talk Talk.


Webb attended The Deanes School in Thundersley, Essex, with drummer Lee Harris, and they became good friends. They played in the reggae band Eskalator before being recruited to form Talk Talk in 1981. Webb played bass for Talk Talk[2] until 1988. His composition "Another Word" from the album The Party's Over is the only Talk Talk song not written or co-written by vocalist Mark Hollis.

In the early 1990s, he and Harris formed .O.rang. In the early 2000s, he adopted the name "Rustin Man" and collaborated with Beth Gibbons on Out of Season (2002).

He also produced the James Yorkston album The Year of the Leopard (2006),[3] and the Dez Mona album Hilfe Kommt (2009).[4]

His second album under the Rustin Man moniker, Drift Code, was released on 1 February 2019 on Domino Records.[5][6] On 3 February 2020, he announced his third album, Clockdust, and his first live shows since 2003.[7] For the shows, Webb was to be supported by five other musicians, several of whom played on Hilfe Kommt.[8] On 4 September 2020, the planned performances were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9][10]



Talk Talk[edit]


  • Herd of Instinct (1994)
  • Spoor EP (1994)
  • Fields and Waves (1996)


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  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (5 October 2010). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition: Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 643–. ISBN 978-0-8230-8554-5. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  3. ^ "The Year of the Leopard - James Yorkston - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Hilfe Kommt - Dez Mona - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Drift Code - Rustin Man - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Drift Code - Rustin Man - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  7. ^ Richards, Sam (3 February 2020). "Rustin Man announces new album, Clockdust". Uncut. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Rustin Man's new album 'Clockdust' out today" (Press release). Domino Recording Company. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Rustin Man Picks Out Some Summer Sounds". Clash Magazine. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Facebook". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 28 December 2020.