Vocalist Carole Pope and guitarist Kevan Staples formed a folk duo called O in 1968. By 1974, they were known as Rough Trade and had added pianist Sharon Smith, bassist Happy Roderman, and percussionists John Cessine and Marv Kanarek. Before a 1984 break-up, the group recorded Rough Trade Live! (1976), Avoid Freud (1981), For Those Who Think Young (1982), Shaking the Foundations (1982), Weapons (1983), O Tempora!, O Mores! (1984) and Birds of a Feather (1985). ~ John Bush, Rovi