Scumbags – Rob Noxious


Ok, here’s Da’ Man!


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Real Name: Guy Robert Archambue
Born: 1969 on the 29th of October.
Lives: Huntington Beach California, USA
Passport says: New Orleans
eBay IDs: old: lewdsnot, zoloft_anaconda. New: thingsdogsdo, amateur_gynecologist.

Updated 6th of November 2013:
Nick used on ilene_dover

On the 24th of July 2005 I got a phone call from an American named Kevin. Said he got my phone number through zoloft_anaconda(amateur_gynecologist) on eBay. A well known seller and buyer who seemed nice though a bit slow. Strange that he got my phone number from zoloft_anaconda(amateur_gynecologist) since I rarely gives out my phone number if someone specifically asks for it. Anyway, I’m not the suspicious guy and since I’ve been in bands, arranged gigs, toured etc I’m used to contacts from abroad. I was packing my stuff since I was about to move but had all my records that I traded still at home. I picked him up at the train station in Linkoping/Sweden. He seemed nice though a bit strange and VERY smelly. The strange part showed when I invited him to a practice with my band. He didn’t seemed too eager which I found odd since most people into music that I’ve meet enjoy a rehearsal little now and then, right. When he jumped out of my car he looked very uncomfortable and I asked him why:”People sometimes find me strange.”. I said him not to worry since the guys in the band are very nice. And I didn’t thought about that much since I’ve just meet him and didn’t knew what he went through in his life.

We stayed up all night and listened to the massive amounts of records that he brought with him. We did some trades and agreed to go to The TV Eye // Drummers home the day after. Went there but I forgotten my money so I asked him if he could pay for the pizza we bought as a favor for me buying him some burgers. This incident made deep scars into his mind since he had to say how funny it was that he had to pay for a pizza since he was the guest. This was the first time I thought he was a bit odd. At the TV Eye // Drummers house they started to trade and I was there to help the Drummer so he got somewhat good trades. Rob flipped totally when I said that I could help the Drummer sell 2 7inches that he wanted on eBay instead of doing a trade that I thought wasn’t that good. “Yeah, maybe ONE rich American or ONE rich Japanese would buy them for the prices you think you might get.” I told him he didn’t had to agree and that it was just my opinion. He was still mad as hell and totally changed from the rather severe manners he showed before.

Later that night we had another “fight” over some records over at my house and I had to tell him that YOU DON’T HAVE TO AGREE about what I think that I might get for this record on eBay.

Next day I took him to the train station so he could go to Stockholm. I went home and started doing a search for the 30 7inches that I traded with Rob. Ouch! I found out that he lied a lot(concerning his incredible knowledge about obscure records. He even mentioned a lot of Swedish stuff I never heard of.) about the price of records and that they came without sleeves etc etc. A quick calculation showed that I’ve lost about $1000.00. I started to search my PC for traces from him. Alright, he logged in from my PC as “lewdsnot”(thingsdogsdo) and “zoloft_anaconda”(amateur_gynecologist) on eBay. I did a search on “lewdsnot”(thingsdogsdo) on Google and found Henry Yu’s article from 2002(look for “Tasty Treats” headline) about this guy. What the fuck! The biggest scam artist in the history of punk collecting had visited me. I just had to find him and stop the little sucker. I also found all the different emails he used when using my PC(see picture).

I started doing loads of search on the net and found some pieces here and there. Then I started to correspond with “Fahad” through the “zoloft_anaconda”(amateur_gynecologist) mail address. Fahad Nabhan is a real person. Into Estrus rock and a bit slow I’ve been told by solid sources. This makes it even more disgusting. “lewdsnot”(thingsdogsdo) had always payed with cash but through Fahad, Rob had gotten the ability to use Paypal through Fahads credit card.

I made a trap to get him back by saying I’ve gotten hold of some gems he wanted like the Dirty Rust 7inch. He fell for it and after three days he was back at my house. Since it seemed very clear that this person couldn’t be trusted and had slipped through the net numerous times before, I had to stop him no matter the cost. I shipped him to a suburb believing he would see one of my friends who had some rare records. I told him to wait at the parking lot while I drove to get my friend so they could meet before he let him into his house. Went home instead and went through his luggage:100s of telephone cards, his sketch book with all his anal notes about exactly the time he went up, what he ate, how much he payed for a record and how much he earned when he traded it away, addresses to 100s of people and places. On one of the pages he had written:”Meet Peter(Kevin)–>Meet his friend Ola–>Get Dirty Rust.” He had written “Kevin” so he should remember what name he used when he was at my house. I sent out an email to all his email aliases telling him I knew who he is and that it had to stop. 30 minutes later the police showed up and I was taken into custody for stealing his stuff. I hoped he would’ve gotten back to me but as a result I got hold of his real identity when I was at the police for interrogation. He escaped and gotten his stuff back. I reported him for fraud. Some weeks later on in the UK he called himself Harry.

To be continued…

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182 Responses to Scumbags – Rob Noxious

  1. Anonymous says:

    rob noxious? could it be the same guy with the garagepunk podcast show?

  2. dr.punkenstain says:

    what the f..k!am i thinking what i thinking?is it the same shithead who was at my place too?!?to me introduce himself as Kevin,and stayed at my place two days occupied me at all…he claims that he’s acollector of rare punk stuff and he promised me something when he back at home for some vynils i’ll gave it to him…how naive i was!never hear or see from that shithead anything for years!!!!lucky for me that i’m not a real vynil collector and he cant rip me off for something more valuable….

  3. Tom says:

    Real name is most likely Robert G. Arshambault. Just sayin’.

    I ready Henry’s blog detailing his meetings. Scumbag sounds right.

  4. mrpoopy says:

    What a freak / geek. It would appear that record geekery has taken on new dimensions. Such drama! If you are going to put yourself through all that hassle and subterfuge then why not deal in something with a serious profit margin like drugs or stolen merchandise?

    I always reflect that the miserable life a guy like this has to lead is probably more than enough punishment and write off the experience as a lesson in life. Rest assured he’ll get what’s coming to him one of these days.

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Tom, I know his real name is what I wrote in the article since I had a look at his passport.

    Ha ha no it’s not the same guy who runs the garagepunk show. But it would be cool if it was.

    You can look at it as “buyers beware” but in the end this guy has ripped off too many people that I think he needs to be stopped. Sure it adds to some funny stories with all the encounters people had with him. And he’ll sure get what he deserves in the end. At least he’s not traveling around outside the US anymore.

    You can follow the thread at Terminal Boredom:

  6. TONY says:

    Den har texten borde ju publiseras – jag ar redo att “lata” dig fa en sida i min frasiga blaska, Distort Hackney no. 1 – dvs om du ar sugen??? Vad sager du pysen?

  7. Erich says:

    Dammit, Peter – this reads like some fucking drug story, haha. As you know, he visited me too in summer of 1997 or 98. Yeah, he smelled. But it wasn’t this why I kicked him out after sitting in front of my records with him for hours. He ried EVERYTHING to get some pearls of mine (like the first DICKS 7″ – that he was particularly fond of). It was such a drag, I lost all patience and in the end I bought a Major Conflict 7″ off of him for 30$ or something. After the deal was made, I asked my buddy who lived there too, what he thinks of the guy. We spoke in swiss german, Rob couldn’t understand a word. So we had agreed to make him leave and had to kick him out of the flat practically, he was so persistently trying to stay, but I thought, no way, this guy’s a complete idiot, I don’t want him at my place. He called himself Rob Noxious at the time and I’ve done wome trades with him before his visit. They all went well. Maybe he got mad and madder from 98 on. Funny how we all had to deal with him.

  8. the kidd says:

    wheres the pix at?any clip of dating game?,,,,mmmm tasty!

  9. chutney locker says:

    Where i come from people/behaviour like that warrants a severe beating on sight to mark him as punished antisocial scum.
    Do you let anyone lie to,steal from and walkover you – hippies ?

  10. Jay Thurston says:

    So, all of you, actually let some stranger in your houses to trade punk records??? Some guy that travels the world…trading records??? That must be some life. Who would have thought, that 30 years ago, all those records that I played the shit out of, would be worth any money??? No me. I will never let someone come and drool over all the shit I own…especially, someone I don’t know. What have we learned???? Never trust a hippie!

  11. nick chorrus says:

    that sucks..but when you got hold of him the second time,you shouldve kept him,tied him up,and unleashed some justice on that rat bastard.

  12. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Would’ve not been worth to serve time for beating a scumbag like Rob up.

    Tony, ja klart jag vill publicera allstret :).

  13. Anonymous says:

    My biggest concern is that Rob is a pedophile. You know why he travels to Sri Lanka.

  14. ToastHead says:

    i’ll fuck rob for life. how much will you pay? fuck it i’ll do it for free.

  15. FauxReal says:

    This story had my eyes glued to the monitor. Fascinating, though I was hoping you were going to somehow be able to ditch him w/ nothing and keep his shit.

    mrpoopy: Sounds like this guy is obsessed with the lifestyle and on some OCD trip?

  16. This story gets better everyday!
    Nail the fucking bastard!

  17. onychotillomaniac says:

    When I bought records from him he used the name Robert Guy. He called his “company” Reckordz or something similar. After two seperate transactions, both using postal money orders signed to Robert Guy, he asked that I use the name Guy Robert when addressing the postal money orders. I thought that was strange. He was a pretty nice dude as far as I could tell. We talked on the phone a few times. We both had an affinity for the song Summertime by Unnatural Axe, I thought that was cool. My only beef with the man is that the Flesh Eaters 45 I bought from him has a pretty nasty “skip” during Agony Shorthand. Sounds like he owes some people some moolah, that sucks. Could all of this be a misunderstanding?

  18. Anonymous says:

    100’s of people got ripped off. misunderstanding?

  19. Erich says:

    Yeah, here he is. Looks like a nice bloke, actually. Or as a friend of mine said: He loojs like a tennis pro who ended up in the porn business.

  20. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yeah looks very nice but combined with the smell you get an odd combination that gives your brain mixed signals.

  21. Chris says:

    Who took this picture?

  22. Monkeysatan says:

    I dig the blog Peter. I’m always adding new records to the want list because of your posts. But can you stop about Rob already!?! We know you got screwed over, you’ve posted about it, but how about some more music! I need my punk fix…

  23. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ha ha don’t worry. More music will come. In the meantime you can skip the Rob posts. It’s not like anyone forcing you to read it.

  24. conehead says:

    Fuck!!!! That’s the ugly creep that was at my house. I lost about 450 bucks in that trade and he stole 7 precious records that I had in a box hidden in the closet. Apparently he went up at night and grabbed ’em. Discovered it too fucking late. I’ll piss on him.

  25. dutchpunk says:

    This asshole visited Amsterdam also long ago allready,nobody let’s him in anymore nowadays.
    Kind of same stories with record dealing him being smelly and a cheap bastard.
    Always wanting to stay at your house and eat your food.
    I was also at his house in huntington beach once and met his dad who is an old prison guard who probaly beated him up a lot, heard them fighting a few times.
    His father drove us to dowtown la to recordshop once and told me that he had to bring his gun,because off all the blacks there.
    Rob ripped me off with trading dutch punk stuff for misfits ep’s that had a scratch on it.
    Heard lots of stories from other people in Holland,and US who he had visited and all kind of the same,that guy is an asshole.
    He is not even into punk/hardcore just a stupid collector.I hate people who only collect because of rarity and to make lots of money.
    Hoped somebody would get this guy once and pays him back!

  26. Anonymous says:

    I think that picture is a bit old. I saw him at the Masque 30 reunion show a couple of months ago and he looked pretty haggard and a bit on the unbathed crack head side. It’s good that you’re posting this info, people really should know about how shady this guy is. Hopefully sooner or later he’ll cross the wrong person and get his or enough people will get the word on him and have nothing to do with him. I wonder how he funds his trips and over paying for records on ebay?

  27. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    The picture is from the summer of 2005 so it’s not that old.

  28. Franck says:

    I met this asshole in 1991 and he visited me at my home in Germany. All he wanted was to get my rarest records for cheap and as I told him that I will not trade or sell them,so he was not that nice anymore. He told me stories from where he just came from and what trades he did all over Europe…This guy was travelling around for weeks just to rip people off…As I smelled the shit, I thought it would be time to say good bye and I left him at the station alone…I bought an ANTIDOTE 7″ from him for about 100 Deutschmarks and he tried to sell me some real crap as RARE AS HELL and NOWHERE ELSE TO GET. That was long before eBay and all that. At that time he dealt under his real name ROBERT GUY ARCHAMBEAULT, he probably changed a few letters in his name to hide his real identity. So this man does this kind of job since nearly 20 years now…that´s what makes him a “true professional” ASSHOLE.

  29. adamski says:

    I’ve been reading all this stuff about this guy & having a good laugh, but after seeing the photo I think this guy may have stayed at a flat I shared with fellow punkers back in the mid-90’s in Glasgow, Scotland! My flatmate Andy (who was in Disaffect & Scatha) took an instant dislike to him. I found him to be a pleasant guy, though – as has been mentioned – a bit on the smelly side. If I remember correctly, he claimed to be good buddies with Ron Emory from TSOL.

  30. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    And he also claimed to be good friends with The Lewd. In 1985 he hanged out with Angry Samoans during a rehearsal. The list goes on. His imagination is wonderful. I bet he’s friends with The Sonics and Harry Belafonte too.

  31. Chris says:

    He is friend with Raped Teenagers drummer.

  32. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Not only friend with the old Raped Teenagers drummer. They’re lovers! Fuck buddies! Ball licking companions! Ass smearing twin apes from outer space. That’s at least what I’ve heard.

  33. Jon says:

    You might think he’s funny. ALL he wants is to fuck you over. Get as much as possible out of your pockets. And he’ll do ANYTHING to dig deep down. A 100% capitalist without moral.

  34. Anonymous says:

    From the TB board:”I’m a little late to chime in, but I know for a FACT that Fahad is not in cahoots with Rob anymore. Fahad personally told me over the phone (while ordering buttons from us!) that they “broke up” (NO KIDDING!). Fahad had no idea his ID had basically been hijaked by Rob except for “helping” him sell and buy some stuff on ebay. I’m assuming it was to deal with sellers who knew his other ebay id’s. Fahad is extremely trusting and pretty much got taken along until his brother informed him what was going on. As for all the 1/2″ buttons, absolutely true, courtesy of Radiation and Dr Strange Records…”

  35. God Save the Herds says:

    Rob is like a turd. It looks funny but smells bad.

  36. R.R. says:

    Haaaaah! This guy has been to litterally ALL the punk collectors/dealers from Europe! He used to call himself Robert Noxiousee, and I’ve thought “what a funny name..” He came here in around 1991 or something, and said that he was a student from California, that was on a “collectors trip” through Europe. I don’t remember where he got my contact from, but I’ve honestly never made any bad experiences with this guy. He got me a nice pile of very rare and fantastic early US punk 45s/EPs (plus some cool Swedish punk 45s) in trade for about 2, or 3 rare Swiss Punk records (that I was long able to replace again). I’ve let him sleep in my living room for one night, and he didn’t steal anything from me.. nothing! A couple of days later he went to call me again on the phone, and asked me if I would let him sleep in my living room again, but I’ve said no and that I didn’t have any free time left at the moment.
    Later on I went to trade few more records with him by mail, and I was always receiving great stuff from him in trade.
    During the next couple of months/years, I was asked by quite a few people from Europe if I had ever heard of this guy “Robert” from Huntington Beach, California and everybody said that he was operating under several different names. He didn’t rip any of THOSE people off, but everybody said that I should watch out simply for the fact that he was using all those different names.. After Robert Noxiousee’s visit in Europe I’ve received about 3 or 4 letters with trade offers from him, but he was always using a slightly different 2nd name — he said that it would not really matter and that he would be receiving my letters, and parcells anyways.. I’ve asked him for his real name, and then he wrote back “Robert Noxiousee” which was probably just another LIE! I can not understand why he was using all those different names.. but if some you cats say that you were ripped you off by “Robert Noxiousee” then I will certainly believe it for the fact that he was operating under ALL those different names (=like a real crock)

  37. God Save the Herds says:

    Seriously, this guy is a douche bag. It’s only gotten worse over the years. You where one of few lucky guys R.R.

  38. God Save the Herds says:

    If you think Hitler is cool then you’ll dig Rob. His racists remarks is notorious.

  39. Terry says:

    Funny to see how none of the old defenders of Rob is taking his part now when some of the stories is reveled. I’ve been here since June 2006 so I know. Way to go Peter!

  40. Betty living in Denmark says:

    I know I will sound like fan club whore. But I’ve been listening to The Flakes both on myspace(your old songs) and and it’s freaking amazing you guys haven’t made it. Please concentrate and release your stuff now. Love Betty.

  41. sdpunx says:

    This guy is a scumbag..same with his retard fuck monkey Fahad..FAhad is this fucked up looking gih pitched fucktard who only talks about superconducter and the zodiak killers…I used to but shit from him in Newport until he totally ripped my friend off (black flag) so bad that my friend was going to fuck him up. I mysteriously got this call last week saying that he had some records for sale and wanted to stop by my house…..This guy needs to be stopped……and yes..he sold me a record last year that he described as old ushc and it was a pile of shit noise crap

  42. sdpunx says:

    that was buy shit from him..not but shit..hahaha

  43. question says:

    what’s your favorite alias of his? i’m quite fond of tony from hawaii, he’s laid back. al though i have yet to meet the fahad alias. he sounds quite the laugh

  44. punkrockdude says:

    c’mon guys, this all sounds like a misunderstanding to me. have to give him the benefit of the doubt, surely!

  45. corpus_delicti says:

    I’m Fahad’s brother, and I wanted to set the record straight regarding the whole Rob thing. Rob is a complete fucking scumbag, just like everyone says. Rob took advantage of the fact that Fahad is naive and vulnerable in order to use his information. Fahad thought Rob was his “friend,” and had no clue what a total shit he was until I figured it out and tipped him off. Rob also swindled Fahad out of a lot of money. This is the type of person Rob is. He’s the type of person that would prey on someone who is mentally disabled. This should tell you what a total scumbag he is! So, Fahad is an innocent victim in all of this. As for sdpunx’s comments…fuck off! You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. Peter, love the site and keep up the good work exposing this shameless thief!

  46. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Thanks a lot corpus_delicti for stopping buy and giving your version. Feel free to contact me:

    It’s very sad and a big shame he preyed on Fahad this long.

  47. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    mrpoopy, your last comment will removed.

  48. sdpunx says:

    WHATEVER….They were both selling the records together and handling the merch together..I was nice enough to give Fahad a copy of a Plain WRap lp and he said he was going to give me LAnd of the Lost from the Freeze…never happened = guilty as charged….and I do know what I am talking about….get it straight..

  49. pdx_tim says:

    the amateur_gyno has quite a listing of overpriced buy it nows on ebay as we speak, and you can get a flavor for the dude’s lingo. When new to ebay, I bought a kbd record from the fahad alias, and it was a very weird experience. No complaints about the record itself, but the strange talk and aggressive emails turned me off immediately.

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