The History section of this web site is very sparse, especially the pages from 1980, onward. With time, these pages will be flushed out with lots of photos, and the sparse text will be replaced with, ah, well - it'll be replaced. The text following 1980 comes directly from Joe Nolte. Hopefully someone out there will be "encouraged" to write me with alternate ideas about the events described...

We essentially redid "Awakening" that spring, and actually toured the country

for our first and only time that summer. Hell of a tour, great and terrible,

and I'm not going to start to go into it now. Nazworthy was touring with his

own band, Chemical People, so Tim Edmunson filled in on drums.

Had some great shows, but the most frustrating moment was playing D.C., which

had a huge coterie of long time fans, after a five hour rush-hour drive from

Connecticut. We played like shit, and the locals attributed it to "well, you

couldn't expect too much after so many years". My biggest wish is to go back

there with the current lineup and show them what it's supposed to be about.

For those who have not seen us, whether we become immensely rich or remain

paupers, we remain as frightening, as loud, as wonderful (or lack thereof

depending on your point of view) as we have ever been. Which means nothing,

since you already know that if you've seen us recently, and if not then

nothing anyone says in print is gonna mean shit.

Whatever else happens, we owe D.C. a good show.

So . . .

"Awakening" sold poorly. The tour was frustrating for various reasons, some

of which will never be elucidated. We did a couple of subsequent shows

(Wong's West and Al's Bar) and called it a day for 1989. What the rest of the

band didn't know was that I was calling it a day for a year.