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.