band formed by singer
Kory Clarke with guitarist
John Ricco, bassist
Pete McLanahan and drummer
Paul Ferguson. Their wonderful 1990
album Last Decade Dead Century
was a lyrical alternative to the hair band
s that were popular at the time, with very political
lyrics over their hard-rock sound. Unfortunately, their second album, 1991
's Drugs, God and the New Republic
(with new drummer Mark Evans) wasn't as exciting, and the grunge
sound was taking over the audience who wanted to rebel against good-time metal.
Their next two albums, Salutions from the Ghetto Nation and Chill Pill, didn't go anywhere, and between that and Clarke's public tirades against their record label, Geffen Records, the band were dropped by the label in 1994. With a much-changed line-up still led by Clarke, they did one more album, Space Age Playboys, on the Futurist label, before breaking up. A compilation called Odds and Ends was released after the breakup.