Erik moved away to Santa Barbara so he wasn't going on the
next tour. We found a drummer named Scott to replace him.
Before we left LA we wanted to fill up the tank with gas,
so we all reached into our pockets. Scott was leaving LA with
only six dollars. What a dumbass.
U.S. Tour 1985 Mike sold his car and bought a Dodge van
for us to tour in. I can't recall how many times that van
broke down. We eventually replaced everything under the hood.
It was also kind of a cop magnet. We got hassled by cops everywhere
we went. Maybe it was the huge NOFX spray painted graffiti
style on the side. Lesson learned.
weren't that many places we could play. If we had a gig at
a recreation center in Lincoln and nothing for days until
Madison, we would play a basement party at some very nice
or na´ve person's house the next night, and then sleep on
their floor for a week. We would play in front of hardly any
people for whatever gas money, beer money or no money we could
get. Mike booked us one entire summer tour playing only house
parties. You buy the keg, charge two bucks for a cup, and
give us the $60 you collected.
joins We needed another drummer 'cuz Scott moved
to San Diego, so we found another guy named Scott to play
joins We also tried out and took on a singer.
His name was Dave Allen.
1985 We toured the southwestern U.S. with the
band Entropy, and played a couple of shows with Scared Straight
and the Grim. We were a four piece again, and, with our roadies
and girlfriends in tow were 12 people in that Dodge van. One
night we all slept in the van and the condensation built up
and froze under the ceiling. In the morning when the sun came
up it melted the ice and made rain on us inside the van. We
played a show on New Year's eve in Dallas and during our set
I put down my guitar to fight with a skinhead. That was the
end of that show.