John Bender

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Pioneering minimal synth musician born in 1950 in Nurnberg, Germany. He is the son of a violinist and US Army Lutheran chaplain. Because of this, Bender moved around a lot as a child, living briefly in Nurnberg, Boston, California, Japan, Fort Knox, and New York City before settling in Cincinnati. He played drums in a group called Barbi And Cen with his neighbor Jack Gorski. After Jack moved to Glasgow, Bender bought a keyboard and started working on solo recordings. He mentions Velvet Underground, Can, Tony William, Drumbo, Samuel Beckett, Alfred Jarry, Pere Ubu, Soft Machine, and Robert Ashley as influences.
John Bender's music was self-published via cassettes and through the Record Sluts label. After 1985 he disappeared from the music world. However, in 2016 he resurfaced in Europe for a couple of live gigs mainly playing old material with improvisations.
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Albums

RS 001 John Bender - I Don't Remember Now / I Don't Want To Talk About It album art John Bender I Don't Remember Now / I Don't Want To Talk About It (Album) Record Sluts RS 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
RS 003 John Bender - Plaster Falling album art John Bender Plaster Falling (Album) Record Sluts RS 003 US 1981 Sell This Version
none John Bender - Plaster:The Prototypes album art John Bender Plaster:The Prototypes(Cass, C90) Not On Label (John Bender Self-released) none US 1981 Sell This Version
none John Bender - Packing List album art John Bender Packing List(Cass) Not On Label (John Bender Self-released) none US 1982 Sell This Version
RS 004 John Bender - Pop Surgery album art John Bender Pop Surgery (Album) Record Sluts RS 004 US 1983 Sell This Version
none John Bender - At The 4th St. Cage 1/83 album art John Bender At The 4th St. Cage 1/83(Cass) Not On Label (John Bender Self-released) none US 1983 Sell This Version
none John Bender - Do The Cage album art John Bender Do The Cage(Cass) Not On Label (John Bender Self-released) none US 1983 Sell This Version
no bar code John Bender - Fan Club CDR album art John Bender Fan Club CDR(CDr) John Bender Fan Club no bar code US 1998 Sell This Version
none John Bender - No Allergies album art Timeghost / John Bender Timeghost / John Bender - No Allergies(Cass, C40) Nexykl none US 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

VOD95 John Bender - Memories Of Mindless Mechanical Monologues 1976-1985 album art John Bender Memories Of Mindless Mechanical Monologues 1976-1985 (Comp) Vinyl-on-demand VOD95 Germany 2012 Sell This Version