Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their D.I.Y. cassette debut, Renaldo & The Loaf revisit
''Play Struve & Sneff'' with a very special deluxe run of only 200 copies!
For the first time since 1979 this very rare release is faithfully recreated, right down to the
photocopied images and typewritten cassette labels! In addition, the cassette is included
within a beautiful custom retail box along side a signed/numbered ''RATL & A Stranger''
promo card and a 36 page booklet telling the complete story of how Struve & Sneff came
about way back when!
So just who are Renaldo & The Loaf?
Two British guys, Brian Poole and David Janssen, who met in 1970 and self-taught
themselves to play their instruments in their own very individual way. Always recording
their own material in a bedroom studio, over time they developed an increasingly strange
yet very British repertoire of oddly accessible songs. Spurred on by the D.I.Y. ethic of the
late 70s, in 1979, they compiled their first album as Renaldo & The Loaf, a hand-made
cassette that was sold locally and thru mail order. Only about 250 copies were ever made.
In late 1979 that cassette was brought to the attention of The Residents and it directly lead
to the band signing to Ralph Records in San Francisco. They went on to release 5 albums
on the label including a unique collaboration project with The Residents themselves.
Original copies of the cassette album are now a prized collector's item and with its 40th
anniversary in September 2019, a special re-issue will be an exciting prospect for their
After a long break, Renaldo and The Loaf re-formed and are still recording and releasing
highly individual music.
SIDE ONE: Meaning of W.E.I.R.D. * 16 Going On 17 * Absence * 120 Before Brittle People * Dying Inside * Kimbolton Gnome Song * The Bathroom Song
SIDE TWO: Untitled * Letters From Lee
DON'T JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC EXPERIENCE IT.