|Origin||Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock in Opposition, art rock|
|Associated acts||Curlew, Tone Dogs|
|Past members||Fred Chalenor|
Elaine di Falco
Bassist Fred Chalenor and drummer Henry Franzoni had frequently collaborated since 1976, most notably in the band Face Ditch. While Chalenor and Franzoni were playing at a music festival in Portland, OR, when they met vocalist Elaine di Falco, who was performing in the punk group God Wads. The trio decided to form Caveman Shoestore and recorded a ten track cassette titled Rock in 1991.
Their debut studio album, titled Master Cylinder, was released by Tim/Kerr Records in 1992. The album drew from a wide range of influences, including Conlon Nancarrow and Black Sabbath, and was compared to Discipline-era King Crimson. They followed up that album with 1994's Flux, which featured Amy DeVargas on vocals. The band collaborated with Hugh Hopper for Caveman Hughscore, released in 1995. After a ten year hiatus, the band reunited and released their third full-length album Super Sale in 2005.
- Studio albums
- Master Cylinder (Tim/Kerr, 1992)
- Flux (Tim/Kerr, 1994)
- Caveman Hughscore (Tim/Kerr, 1995)
- Super Sale (Build-a-Buzz, 2005)
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