Top of Free Internet Radio content area

Romeo Void

 

Romeo Void was a new wave band in San Francisco, California from 1979 to 1985.

They are best known for the songs “Never Say Never” (1982) and “A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)” (1984), which were minor hits, with the latter becoming a top 40 pop single. Their popularity was primarily in alternative and college radio, and as a dynamic performing act. They recorded for 415/Columbia Records. The original band members met at the San Francisco Art Institute. Most of the band members were also visual artists and did their own album art.

The band wrote and recorded four demo tracks in October 1993 (If I Was Your Cat, Stormy Eyes, Two Rivers, and Safe Place), which were sent to Sony Music but never released.

After the demise of Romeo Void, Debora Iyall, the lead singer and lyricist, put together and sang in the groups Knife In Water and Lower East Venus. John Haines played drums for Pearl Harbour and The Explosions.

The band primarily consisted of saxophonist Benjamin Bossi, vocalist Debora Iyall, guitarist Peter Woods, and bassist Frank Zincavage. The band went through four drummers, starting with Jay Derrah and ending with Aaron Smith. The band released three albums, It's a Condition, Benefactor and Instincts, along with one EP. They are best known for the songs "Never Say Never" and "A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)"; the latter became a Top 40 pop single.

The band was started at the San Francisco Art Institute by Iyall and Zincavage. They released a single on the recently formed 415 Records before recording their debut album, which has been deemed a "masterpiece of American post-punk". The success of their second release, a 4-song EP, Never Say Never resulted in a distribution deal with Columbia Records. The band continued to release music and tour until they broke up in 1985. The members have reunited briefly over the years. Iyall has continued to pursue music as a side project. The band's music was generally associated with the new wave and post-punk movements of the early 1980s, but also experimented with danceable song structures and a saxophonist. Iyall garnered acclaim as a skilled lyricist who explored themes like sexuality and alienation from a female perspective with "dark intelligence" and "searing imagery.

Romeo Void was a New Wave band in San Francisco, California active from 1979 to 1985.
Romeo Void was the subject of a minor controversy in 1985 when the band's lyrics proved too offensive and led to the removal of CJSW's rooftop speakers at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The song "Never Say Never" is featured in the 2002 videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as part of the New wave radio station Wave 103.

 

80's Hits

A Girl In Trouble (Is a Temporary thing)

Members of this Group


EuroGirl

Goldenboy

kaylee5599


mr mustang

The Bee

YankMetGaiJet111

NotLuigiTM

charlie

Comments

There are currently no comments.
Share Romeo Void! Tell your friends about Romeo Void on 977music - share the joy of on-demand artist playlists!

Albums