Bob Tangney was born in the early 1950s, and met the future members of The Residents in 1971, shortly after he would have graduated from high school. He was introduced to the group by his brother, and worked with the group on The W***** B***. Album, composing the track "Oh God You're a Pie in the Sky".
Tangney was a core member of the group's musical line up at this time, and was credited as such on the 2013 compilation The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss. He was the youngest of all of the Pre-Residents' collaborators, being six or seven years younger than Hardy Fox.
Tangney continued to work with the group up until the recording of their debut album Meet The Residents, on which he plays bass guitar on the song "Infant Tango". After this, he "fell in with the wrong crowd", and was "lost to drugs". He later cleaned himself up, and re-located to the California foothills, but has not been in contact with The Residents in decades.
- Meet The Residents (1974, Bass guitar on "Infant Tango")
- The Delta Nudes Greatest Hiss (2013)
- The Residents Present The Delta Nudes (2016)
- The W***** B*** Album (2018, writer on "Oh God You're A Pie In The Sky")
- The Delta Nudes
- Meet The Residents
- James Whittaker
- J. Aaron
- Roland Sheehan
- Gary Phillips