Improvisational band, with both members playing stringed instruments and drums at the same time. Formed 1982, disbanded 1986.
- Tom Cora -- Cello, bass guitar, casio, drums, contraptions, vocals
- Fred Frith -- Guitar, six-string bass, violin, casio, home-made bass, piano, drums, singing
||Avant garde rock guitarist
Learn to Talk (1984, Rift (USA), RecRec (Switzerland))
|2||Onwards and Upwards|
|3||The Way Things Fall (Back Apart)|
|4||Not My Shoes|
|5||The Washington Post (John Philip Sousa cut-up)|
|6||We're Still Free|
|8||Los Colitos/Life At The Top|
|9||Learn To Talk|
The Country of Blinds (1986, Rift (USA), RecRec (Switzerland))
|1||The Country Of Blinds|
|4||The Hand That Bites|
|7||Man or Monkey|
|8||Foot in Hole|
|10||The Birds of Japan|
|11||You May Find a Bed|
Both albums were reissued in 2005 as a two-disc set by ReR USA/Fred Records. The Learn to Talk disc includes the songs "Sick as a Parrot", "Automatic Pilot", "Hook", and "Killing Time". The Country of Blinds disc includes "Sparrow Song", "Safety in Numbers", "Howdywhoola Too", "Second Rate", "New Orleans Stomp", and "Hasta La Victoria".
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