Family Fodder

Family Fodder

Formed around 1975.
Line-up included Alig, Ian Hill, Dominique Levillain, Felix Fiedorowicz, Martin Frederix, Bazz Smith, Graham Painting, Mark Doffmann, Lynn Alice.

Their music is fun feeded, at time intimate, crossover of acoustic and soft rock elements blending it all in mellow punk, illbient kind of new-wave with reggae style dubs of classical music with 'out there' french beat chants or etrange english chansons. Aside of most of original compositions, they also turned Erik Satie or even Franz Schubert in dub, paid tribute for Debbie Harry in a song as well as made a cover (with a dub version) of Blondie's title 'Sunday Girl'. They also did a nice version of Syd Barrett's title 'No man's land'.
They also released one record bearing 'Frank Sumatra' as name.
Lynn Alice later took the place as lead singer of Dominique Levillain who went into teaching her own creative technique known as Prymary Rhythms (Ryhtmes Premiers).
Aside of this change in members, all above listed are part of the formation but Rick Wilson and Mick Hobbs (The Work), Charles Bullen, Charles Hayward (This Heat) and David Cunningham or Judy Carter have, at times, taken part in the making of some pieces.

In 2010, they began one of their busiest phases with the release of the new studio album, 'Classical Music'. This was followed up by the 'Singularity' project - six singles/EPs in hand-crafted cd packages - in 2011. Next came the four track "Family Fodder Live" release in 2012, released once again by The state51 Conspiracy. 2013 saw the release of their most recent studio album, 'Variety'.

Family Fodder Discography


Family Fodder And Friends* Sunday Girls (A Tribute To Blondie By Family Fodder And Friends) (MiniAlbum, Album) Parole Records, Fresh Records (14) UK 1979 Sell This Version
Family Fodder Monkey Banana Kitchen (Album, Comp) Fresh Records (14), Fresh Records (14) UK 1980 Sell This Version
Family Fodder ScHiZoPhReNiA pArTy ! (MiniAlbum, Comp) Fresh Records (14) UK 1981 Sell This Version
FREUD 2 Family Fodder All Styles(2xLP, Album) Jungle Records FREUD 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
dbc 226 Family Fodder Water Shed(CD, Album) Dark Beloved Cloud dbc 226 US 2000 Sell This Version
CON147 Family Fodder Classical Music(CD, Album) The state51 Conspiracy CON147 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CON156CD Family Fodder Variety(CD, Album) The state51 Conspiracy CON156CD UK 2013 Sell This Version
Family Fodder / Tim Berresheim & Jonathan Meese / Mama Bär Family Fodder / Tim Berresheim & Jonathan Meese / Mama Bär - Fluxus In The Kitchen Psych.KG Germany 2014 Sell This Version
staubgold 135 Family Fodder Just Love Songs(LP, Album, Ltd) Staubgold staubgold 135 Germany 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FRESH 1, PURL 4 The Family Fodder* Playing Golf (With My Flesh Crawling) / My Baby Takes Valium(7", Single) Fresh Records (14), Parole Records FRESH 1, PURL 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Family Fodder Savoir Faire (Single) Fresh Records (14) UK 1980 Sell This Version
FRESH 15 Family Fodder Debbie Harrry(7", Single) Fresh Records (14) FRESH 15 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PURL 6, FRESH 8 Family Fodder Warm / Desire(7", Single) Parole Records, Fresh Records (14) PURL 6, FRESH 8 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FRESH 32 Family Fodder Film Music(7", Single) Fresh Records (14) FRESH 32 UK 1981 Sell This Version
JUNG 4 Family Fodder Coral(7", Single) Jungle Records JUNG 4 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FRESH 42 Family Fodder The Big Dig(7", Single) Fresh Records (14) FRESH 42 UK 1982 Sell This Version
dbc238 Family Fodder Tender Words(CD, Mini) Dark Beloved Cloud dbc238 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Family Fodder Ancestors Feet(CD, Single, Promo) The state51 Conspiracy none 2010 Sell This Version


Family Fodder Greatest Hits (Comp) Crammed Discs, Crammed Discs Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
DBC 215, FREUD CD 062 Family Fodder Savoir Faire : The Best Of(CD, Comp) Dark Beloved Cloud, Jungle Records DBC 215, FREUD CD 062 UK, Europe & US 1998 Sell This Version
FREUDCD092 Family Fodder More Great Hits!(2xCD, Comp) Jungle Records FREUDCD092 UK 2008 Sell This Version