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Erik quits
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.

First 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.

There 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.

Scott joins
We needed another drummer 'cuz Scott moved to San Diego, so we found another guy named Scott to play drums.

Dave joins
We also tried out and took on a singer. His name was Dave Allen.

Winter 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.


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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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