Avant pop trio Fish & Roses formed in New York City in the fall of 1985. Singer/drummer Rick Brown first surfaced from N.Y.C.'s famed no wave scene as a member of both Blinding Headache and Information, followed by a stint in V-Effect, while his wife, Atlanta-born singer/bassist Sue Garner, played in the little-known Vietnam before earning attention as a member of the Last Roundup. Keyboardist Dave Sutter completed the lineup, honing a sound as notable for its complex melodies and loose-limbed rhythms as for its conspicuous absence of guitar. Fish & Roses premiered with a self-titled EP issued on their own Lost label in 1987, followed two years later by the Homestead release We Are Happy to Serve You. Shortly following the Feel Good All Over label's release of 1992's Dear John, Fish & Roses dissolved; Brown and Garner later collaborated in a series of other projects, most notably Run On.