Embracing the lighthearted and the outrageous, Uncle Bonsai were formed in Seattle in 1981 by three former Bennington College students: Andrew Ratshin, Ashley Kristen, and Arni Adler. A guitar and three-part vocal outfit, they specialized in singing songs like "Penis Envy" and "Cheerleaders on Drugs" with incongruously angelic voices. During their initial eight-year existence, Uncle Bonsai released three albums: A Lonely Grain of Corn, Boys Wants Sex in the Morning, and Myn Ynd Wymyn, the last two being live recordings. During that time, the bandmembers developed a strong grassroots base in Seattle. In 1988, after a major recording deal fell through, they temporarily split up. Ratshin went on to pursue a solo career under the name Electric Bonsai Band and released four LPs (I Am Joe's Eyes, But I'm Happy Now, Lounging in the Belly of the ...
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