| Johnny Human, Vox Humana, The Lo Yo Yo, Frank Sumatra and the Mob|
London, United Kingdom (1979)
Monkey Banana Kitchen, Sunday Girls, Foreverandever
Post-punk, Indie rock, Psychedelic music
Staubgold, Fresh Records, Jungle Records
Essential Logic, This Heat, The Flying Lizards, Mo‑dettes, Dolly Mixture
Frank Sumatra And The Mob, Te Deum, Maxi 45 rpm, Small Wonder Records, 1979
Playing Golf (With My Flesh Crawling), 45 rpm, Parole Records, Fresh Records, 1979
Savoir Faire, 45 rpm, Fresh Records, 1980 and Crammed Discs, 1980
Debbie Harry, 45 rpm, Fresh Records, 1980
Warm / Desire, 45 rpm, Parole Records, Fresh Records, 1980
ScHiZoPhReNiA pArTy !, Maxi 45t, Fresh Records, 1981
Film Music, 45 rpm, Fresh Records, 1981
The Big Dig, 45 rpm, Fresh Records, 1982
Coral, 45 rpm, Jungle Records, 1982
Professor Zoom (Alig=Johnny Human, Mick Hobbs, Sam Alexander, Rick Wilson, Graham Painting, Professor Zoom), Urban Menace/1965, Alligator Discs, 1994
Tender words, CD single, Dark beloved cloud, 2002
Alig Fodder, Alphabet Series Q, 45 rpm, Tomlab, 2007
Singularity 1/Love Is Like A Goat, CD limited edition, The state51 Conspiracy Ltd, March 2011
Singularity 2/Sitting In A Puddle, CD limited edition, The state51 Conspiracy Ltd, April 2011
Sunday Girls (A Tribute To Blondie By Family Fodder And Friends), Maxi 45rpm Mini-Album, Parole Records, Fresh Records, 1979
Monkey Banana Kitchen, 33rpm, Fresh Records, 1980 (reissued 2014, LP/CD, Staubgold Records)
All Styles, 2x33rpm Jungle Records, 1983
The Lo Yo Yo (Steve Wright, Alig, Annie Hunt, Carrie Brooks, Mick Hobbs), id., Cassette-Album, Calypso Now, 1984
The Lo Yo Yo, Extra Weapons, 33rpm, Floppy Discs, 1985
Water Shed, CD, Dark Beloved Cloud, 2000
Idol Fodder, Bäbytalk, CD Mini-Album, Slender Means Society, States Rights Records, 2008
DJ Katface / Kommissar Hjuler und Frau (John Pearce, Kommissar Hjuler, Mama Baer), Pragmatix, 4 titles, 60 minutes, CDR 11 copies, Asylum Lunaticum (Germany) and Cassette-album, 88 copies, Nagranie Brutalnie Domowy (Poland), 2010
Classical Music, CD, Album, The state51 Conspiracy Ltd, 2010
Variety, CD, Album The state51 Conspiracy Ltd, 2013
Greatest Hits, 33 rpm, Compañía Fonográfica Española, 1981 and Crammed Discs, 1981
The Lo Yo Yo / Look De Bouk - Double Dog Dare, Summer '84, Cassette-album, Calypso Now, 1984
Savoir Faire : The Best Of, CD, Dark Beloved Cloud/Jungle Records, 1998
More Great Hits!, 2xCD, Jungle Records, 2008
"Savoir Faire" appeared on A Fresh Selection compilation LP, Fresh Records, 1980
"Debbie Harry" on Rough Trade: Post Punk 01, 2CD, 2003
"Monkey", "Banana", and "Darling" appeared on Jonathan Meese & Tim Berresheim/Mama Baer/Family Fodder Fluxus in the Kitchen LP, Psych.KG, 2014
Family Fodder is a post-punk group revolving around songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer/producer, and guitarist/keyboard player Alig Fodder. Formed in London in the 1970s, it has had a sporadic existence ever since, disbanding in the 1980s then reforming. They are often acknowledged by music critics such as NME who described their song "Dinosaur Sex" as a post-punk classic.
The first Family Fodder single, "Playing Golf (With My Flesh Crawling)", a joint release between Parole Records and Fresh Records, was released in 1979. In the same year a 12" single was released on Small Wonder Records by the same musicians as Frank Sumatra And The Mob.
A series of Family Fodder singles and 12" EPs followed on Fresh together with the album Monkey Banana Kitchen, often featuring French singer Dominique Levillain (resulting in them often being cited as an influence on Stereolab). The best-known singles were the indie chart entries "Debbie Harry", "Savoir Faire" and "Film Music". Also released were the mini-albums Sunday Girls and Schizophrenia Party on Fresh, and later the All Styles double-LP on Jungle Records, which Trouser Press hailed as "consistently enjoyable and infused with invention, cleverness, talent and a totally open outlook"
Alig Fodder continued to record and perform as Family Fodder over the years with evolving line-ups as well as under various alter-egos such as Johnny Human, Vox Humana and The Lo Yo Yo.
Following the release of compilation Savoir Faire: The Best Of on US label Dark Beloved Cloud, in 2000 an early Family Fodder line-up including Levillain reformed to record the album Water Shed for that label. Allmusic called it "one of the better reunion albums of the post-punk generation."
In 2010 Family Fodder released Classical Music, featuring the singing of Darlini, daughter of original vocalist Dominique Levillain. It was followed in 2013 by Variety.
In 2014 German label Staubgold started a series of vinyl and CD reissues, the first being Family Fodder's debut album, 'Monkey Banana Kitchen', followed by 'Schizophrenia Party' and 'Sunday Girls', most featuring bonus tracks. To coincide, original members of the band reformed with a new singer Bee Ororo, and played live dates in Germany, France and Switzerland.
In 2016 an EP titled 'Sex Works' was announced by Jungle Records, to be followed by a 'lost' album, 'Foreverandever'.
Family Fodder songs have been covered by Zion Train, Unrest, and YACHT.
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