Home and Garden was formed out of an early break-up of the legendary Cleveland group Pere Ubu. The band consisted of core-Ubu members Scott Krauss and Tony Maimone, along with future Pere Ubu and Electric Eels alumnus Jim Jones. The group was fronted by lyricist Jeff Morrison.
Scott, Tony and Jim were long-time members of Pere Ubu: as an original Ubu member, Scott played on all of the early recordings, and on and off through the early 90's. Scott and Tony played together on The Modern Dance, Dub Housing, New Picnic Time, and Art of Walking. Jim Jones joined Ubu in 1987 performing with Scott and Tony on Tenement Year, Cloundland, Worlds in Collision, and Story of My Life. All three also performed with various versions of Ubu independently.
Scott and Ryan Weitzel started collecting the master tapes and remixing the album at the Exit Stencil Recording studios in the spring of 2005. The project was completed at Suma with Paul Hamann later that fall.
The remix captures the music in perfect 20/20 hindsight -
Cleveland experimental rock from the early eighties.
Ubu fans are in for a treat.
"Imagine literate. Imagine beautiful. Imagine real goddamn good."
-Byron Coley Matter magazine April/May 1985