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First Tour 1985
We got letters back from people who had heard our demo. A guy named Brad wrote from Boise. If we played a gig in his garage he'd pay us $200. So we started making a lot of phone calls and got other gigs in Reno, Portland, and Ashland, Oregon. I asked Mom and Dad if we could use the Country Squire station wagon to go on our first tour, they said O.K. I had broken the rear window a month earlier, so we taped some plastic over it, threw our amps in the back, and took off for Reno. We stayed at some guy's house after the Reno gig. He wouldn't let us invite any girls back to his apartment. Someone snuck a girl in anyway and in the morning snuck her out again. The guy found her underwear, got mad and kicked us out.

In Boise we played Brad's garage. He made flyers and all the Boise punkers were there. There was a keg of some cheap beer. If I remember correctly, there was always a keg of some cheap beer. After the show Brad gave us all $50 he collected and said sorry about the rest of the money, he was broke.

We played in Portland at a club called the Satyricon. The other band was called the Oily Bloodmen. Rich, the singer said that we could crash out at his place. As soon as we got back to his house, he started telling us stories about fucking little boys with baseball bats and crazy murders. Erik was scared of his house so he slept in the car. Rich turned out to be a good friend who for years would come see us when we would play in Portland. In Ashland we played with a band called Society Threat. All 40 punks from the town showed up and then we all went to someone's house for an after gig party. That was the first time of what became a customary let's-play-get-drunk-and-take-hallucinogenics trip to Ashland.

That was the last show of that tour. We had no gig, but stopped anyway in San Francisco on the way back to LA. A cop hassled us for taking up a parking spot and just hanging out on the sidewalk. Our roadie at the time explained that it was our first time in 'Frisco'. The cop said first of all, it's not 'Frisco', it's 'San Francisco', and we don't want to get off to a bad start with a ticket so we'd better move along.


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1983
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
1985
Scott Sellers (drums)
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
1986 (lasted 2 weeks)
Scott Aldahl (drums)
Dave Allen (vox)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass)
1986
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
Dave Casillas (guitar)
1989
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
Steve Kidwiller (guitar)
1991 - present
Erik Sandin (drums)
Eric Melvin (guitar)
Fat Mike (bass, vox)
El Hefe (guitar)

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