After that tour Mike moved to San Francisco to go to school.
Dave, who had been our singer for less than a few months,
died in a car accident. Scott, the drummer, quit. Erik was
living in Santa Barbara and we talked him into rejoining NOFX.
I moved to Santa Barbara to go to city college. We were back
to a 3-piece again, but we wanted to add second guitar player.
joins Dave Casillas, formerly of Rat Pack and
some other Oxnard area bands, joined us. With him we toured
the U.S. twice, and went to Europe for our first time. He
played on our Liberal Animation LP, the P.M.R.C. can suck
on this EP and the first version of S & M Airlines which was
on a split 7"with Drowning Roses.
Europe tour We were on the East Coast during a U.S.
tour when Mike called a German booking agent we had met at
Gilman St. a few months before. He had booked a tour for the
Adolescents and they had just cancelled at the last minute.
There was a German band called Drowning Roses to play and
share a van and gear with, but he still wanted an American
band. We weren't anywhere near as popular as the Adolescents
but he booked us anyway.
before we left the U.S., Dave had his accident. They had been
drinking all day with our friends from the band Subculture.
There was a man made lake at Bo's house that had been formed
by cutting an area of the forest down to stumps and filling
it in with water. They were doing long dives off of a short
pier. They said to dive to the right, because of a huge stump
that lay just under the water's level to the left. I remember
that he always had a little trouble with his right and his
left. The swelling eventually went down after six weeks in
Europe. I think that he had the stitches removed somewhere
quits It became quite apparent that Dave was
really more of a fun guy to watch get drunk and fall down
at a party than a guitar player who could remember how to
play NOFX songs. After Europe Mike, Erik and I talked about
what to do. Mike called him up to talk to him, and that's
when Dave quit.