Romeo Void was an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. The band primarily consisted of saxophonist Benjamin Bossi, vocalist Debora Iyall, guitarist Peter Woods, and bassist Frank Zincavage. They went through four drummers, starting with Jay Derrah and ending with Aaron Smith. The group released three albums, It’s a Condition, Benefactor and Instincts, along with one EP.
The band was started at the San Francisco Art Institute by Iyall and Zincavage. Their debut album has been deemed a “masterpiece of American post-punk”. The band continued to release music and tour until they broke up in 1985. 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.
A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)
Going to Neon