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Memories of Underdevelopment


Formed by Dan Hosker, Gerard Klauder, and Tom Smith in Miami, Florida, April 2001.

Amy Baxter is an associate of the group.


They take their name from Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's brilliant 1968 film Memorias del Subdesarrollo.

They enjoy the revolutionary cinema of Cuba, the former North Vietnam, and West Africa. They thrive on the one true American avant-garde musical form: stinkin' garage-trash. A healthy dose of tent revival gospel and raw 50's C&W is thrown in for good measure. (The Mummies' Play Their Own Records is a particularly inspiring template.) The French electronic punk group Métal Urbain is a cited reference, and low-rent gabber is a dietary staple (DJ Skinhead is a current fave). These elements are rudely fused together to create the MOU sound.

First performance - Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at the Boca Pub in Boca Raton, Florida.