Washington, D.C.'s Beefeater was formed in 1984 by vocalist Thomas Squip (the former drummer in Red C), guitarist Fred "Not Sonic" Smith, bassist Dug E. Bird, and drummer Bruce Atchley Taylor. Plays for Lovers, the band's debut album, was released in 1985 on the Dischord label. Two years passed until the band's follow up and final album, House Burning Down. Prior to its recording, Taylor departed and was replaced by Kenny Craun. The band split several months before the album's release, and Squip and Bird went on to Fidelity Jones. Dischord combined both Beefeater albums for release on CD in 1992, and added a pair of bonus tracks. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi