Rat at Rat R
|Rat at Rat R|
|Origin||New York City, New York, USA|
|Years active||1981 to 1991|
|Labels||Neutral Records, Sound League, Ektro Records|
|Associated acts||Sonic Youth, Swans, Live Skull|
|Members||Victor Poison-Tete (vocals), John Myers (guitar), Sonda Andersson (bass), David Rat (drums)|
|Past members||Walter Sisper|
Originally hailing from Philadelphia, the band soon relocated to New York City's Lower East Side and became one of the highlights of the NYC noise-rock scene. With Sonic Youth, Live Skull and Swans among their contemporaries.
Rat at Rat R has strong links to New York City's avant-garde composer Glenn Branca. Branca's cousin, Sonda Andersson played bass until 1988, when she left to play bass in Live Skull. Andersson was replaced by Walter Sipser. John Myers, guitarist for Rat at Rat R, is Glenn Branca's conductor.
Their Debut Album was recently reissued on Finland´s Ektro Records and is available on I-tunes,etc.
- Amer$ide / Rock & Roll is Dead, Long Live Rat at Rat R - (LP, Neutral, 1985)
- Stainless Steel - (12" EP, Purge/Sound League, 1988)
- Rat at Rat R - (CD/LP, Purge/Sound League, 1991)
- Amer$ide / Rock & Roll is Dead, Long Live Rat at Rat R - (CD, Ektro Records, 2012)