Bobby "Werner" Strete

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Who is Bobby "Werner" Strete?

Bobby Strete, is an American musician who is best known as the bass player in NYC Area pop-punk/garage band Mod Fun and, later, with the industrial combo Crocodile Shop.

Strete began playing bass in 1979 at the age of 12 when he formed the band that would eventually become Mod Fun with childhood friends Mick "London" Hale and Chris Collins. He initially learned the standard 4 string electric bass and, later, stand-up bass as well as the electric guitar which he continues to play to this day. He grew up in Lodi, NJ and while attending Lodi High School he met and played in bands with Eerie Von Stellman and Steve Zing both from Samhain and Danzig fame.

In the mid '80's he and Mod Fun drummer Collins also did a brief stint as the rhythm-section of an otherwise all female pop-rock outfit known as The Vertical Smiles.

Bobby Strete contributed bass lines and backing vocals to the entire recorded output of Mod Fun from 1983 to 1987 after which he became known as "R.A. Werner" and continued working with Hale in Crocodile Shop until 1997.

He departed from Crocodile Shop soon after their European tour in the summer of 1997.

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Born
Jun 29, 1966
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  • United States of America

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on July 23, 2013

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