The Raw Herbs

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The Raw Herbs were an English indie pop band signed to Medium Cool Records, who had a number 19 hit on the UK Indie Chart in 1987 with "Don't Bury Me Yet".[1] The band comprised Derek Parker (vocals, guitar), Kevin Bache (guitar), Steven Archibald (bass), and Brian Alexis (drums).[1] The band recorded a session for Janice Long's BBC Radio 1 show in 1987.[2] Brian Alexis, who had taken up teaching after receiving a degree in psychology at UEL, died on 17 May 2011 after suffering a deep vein thrombosis.


  • "Old Joe" Medium Cool
  • "She's A Nurse But She's Alright" Medium Cool
  • "Don't Bury Me Yet" (1987) Medium Cool (UK Indie No. 19)
  • "The Second Time" (1988) Rooster


  1. ^ a b Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4.
  2. ^ Dee, Johnny (1987) "Fringe Benefits!", Underground, December 1987 (Issue 9), p. 40