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Memories of Underdevelopment


TOM SMITH (vocals, exteriors, etc.)

Smith has been at it since 1975, when, as a freshman at South Georgia's Valdosta State College, he gave his first electronic music recital. (The fifteen-minute "Signe Fingua," which leaned quite heavily on the droning period sonorities of Outside the Dream Syndicate. O, the pain...)

He's been in a few bands.


Unnamed punk-noise duo/trio (with Don Fleming; 1977-1978)

Boat Of (1980-1983)

Peach of Immortality (1984-1993)

Velvet Monkees (1984)

Pussy Galore (1985-1986)

To Live and Shave in L.A. (1994-2000)

Miss High Heel (1995-1996)

Sucking Coeds (1996)

OHNE (2000-present)

9 Solar Echoes (with John Morton; imminent)

Memories of Underdevelopment (2001-?)


As a producer, mixer, mastering engineer, and editor, Smith has worked on (or ruined, depending on one's perspective) recordings for a number of artists:

Gravy - After That It's All Gravy (1993; Fused Coil CD)

Harry Pussy - In an Emergency You Can Shit on a Puerto Rican Whore (1994; Siltbreeze LP)

Loren MazzaCane Connors - Stations of the Cross (1995; Menlo Park 2x7")

Deerhoof - eponymous (1995; Menlo Park 2x7")

Tanaka-Nixon Meeting - Blessed (1995; Giardia 7")

Frosty - "Drive Thru Lover" (1995; Menlo Park 7")

Splotch - Have Another Tantrum (1996; Menlo Park LP)

Scissor Girls - S-T-A-T-I-C-L-A-N-D (1996; Load 10")

Brian McMahon - 17 Volts (1996; Crab Pot CD)

Prick Decay/Glands of External Secretion - Who's Who in Hospitalization (1996; Starlight Furniture Co. CD)

Miss High Heel - Split Wax Cylinder (inscribed "Beast 661") (1997; Skin Graft/B-Sides CD)

Duotron - Duotron vs. Tom Smith (1997; Menlo Park LP)

Evil Moisture - Earless Childbirth (1997; Starlight Furniture Co. CD, released 2001)

Keiji Heino/Loren MazzaCane Connors - Vol. 2 (1997; Menlo Park LP)

Woozlebug - Mullicana (1997; Mourning Frost LP)

Silver Apples - Decatur (1998; Whirlybird CD)

Frosty - Liquor Drink (1998; Menlo Park CD)

Harry Pussy - Live (1998; Cherry Smash 10")

Harry Pussy/Frosty - split (1998; Menlo Park 7")

Harry Pussy/Pelt - split (1998; VHF 7", HP side only)

Leslie Q - Into Handicapped (1998; Menlo Park LP)

Icky Boyfriends - Talking to You Is Like Being Dead (1999; Menlo Park LP)

Splotch - Two Million Fuckheads (1999; Menlo Park 7")

Sightings - TBA (2001; Freedom From 12")

Various Artists - Tora! Tora! Tora! (2001; Freedom From 3xCD)

There are others.


Menlo Park Recordings

Freedom From


Crab Pot

Cherry Smash


Starlight Furniture Company