Time for a big one now!Totally unknown and underrated synth punk (from a very wide view)band.Food and Shelter's sole album "Square Dance," released in 1984 on Resistance Records (Marina Del Rey) came not in a cardboard sleave, but in a sheet metal one! A booklet included info and pictures , showing members Russell Jessum, Debbie Spinelli (who also played with 17 Pygmies and Cindy Lee Berryhill) and Fey Ruza. The music ranges from ear-piercing tape loop experiments to catchy "pop" tunes. Instruments used include vibes, piccolo, clarinet, horns, xylophone, marimba, and tin whistle.Overall, a great synth punk meets minimal electronics meets Residents era squeezed popish experimentation here.Very strong are the influences of the pop-ish side of LAFMS scene,early Tuxedomoon,17 Pygmies,but also Screamers ,etc.
A track that was featured in "Radio Tokyo Tapes vol.2" compilation is included here and ,as far as i know, these are their only recordings.PLEASE if anyone has morerecordings of this unique band(demos ,outakes,etc)send it!One of the best US LPs from the early 80s ,imho!
THANKS ANDREW FOR THIS GEM!
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