As talked about in prior writings, I used to be out and in of NUFAN no fewer than three instances. The third and closing time I used to be on 2nd guitar. At that time, I used to be establishing an identification in excessive music (in different phrases, the whole lot NUFAN was not) by way of my evaluations of all noisecore, grind, thrash, hardcore, and energy violence releases in Most RockNRoll, and in addition by way of my label, Slap A Ham Information. So, what was I doing on this melodic punk band? First off, I used to be itching to play, since STIKKY now not performed, however I could not discover anybody within the SF Bay Space to begin a pissed-off hardcore band with. It simply wasn’t “cool”. Secondly, with the ever-revolving door of NUFAN members, I tended to be the default man they’d name when another person stop. I used to be childhood associates with the NUFAN guys and had co-founded the band with Steve & Rory. So, me & my cheesy yellow BC Wealthy made the rounds with No Use but once more within the early 90’s.
At that time, Tony was beginning to faucet into what would ultimately grow to be the NUFAN sound. It wasn’t absolutely there, however looking back you possibly can inform it was beginning to formulate, particularly as compared with the sooner releases. Steve was taking lessons at a spot within the South Bay someplace referred to as the Faculty For Recording Arts. The recording college students wanted a band to experiment on, so we went in for a pair hours & recorded one in all our latest songs, “Gap”. Nonetheless a reasonably good monitor, which ended up being re-recorded for the “Do not Miss The Practice” album. Tony wrote it, and was clearly exhibiting some Dangerous Faith thesaurus-core sensibilities. I keep in mind we kind of gave him a tough time about utilizing the phrase “mendaciously” in a music. Though I am prepared to wager cash that is the solely music in recorded historical past with “mendaciously” within the lyrics, in order that’s saying one thing proper there.
Anyhow, for these of you who’re die-hard NU-fans, this is that extraordinarily uncommon demo monitor.
Cheers to the reminiscence of Tony, and far like to the Sly household!
NO USE FOR A NAME – “Gap” demo 1991