Grinch were a post-hardcore band from Oakland. Grinch included, at one point or another, members of Christ On Parade, Possessed, Fang, Indestroy, Crimpshrine, Sacrilege BC, Machinehead, Amebix, Attitude Adjustment, as well as yours truly. I played drums for Grinch on their last US tour in 1996. The tour was a particularly bizarre and tough one. It was the three regular members of Grinch, with me, and we had Tim from Zygote and Pat the Redneck acting as roadies. Pat brought along his .45, and Tim can sing every Ramones song in German, so of course they were an asset. Some highlights included being woken up in the desert by cops with guns drawn in Arizona, playing a show with Man Is The Bastard in San Diego in which only 10 people came, seeing Eyehategod with Seth from Anal Cunt singing in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Kirk from Buzzoven igniting a huge fireball in their van while freebasing cocaine, stealing gas, stealing beer, meeting a nazi skinhead with downs syndrome in Kentucky, doing tons of heroin in NYC, hanging with Sockeye in Ohio, and the big gang shootout involving members of Word Salad at the very end of the tour in Albequerque. When we came home we all fucking hated each other. Now, some 12 years later I look back in fondness and I am still very good friends with everyone who went on that tour. This demo tape was recorded shortly before the tour (I don't play on it.) Later on, it was released as a split 12" with fellow Bay Area heavies, Lost Goat. Over the course of their run Grinch released two full-length albums, The Blacking Factory in 1992, and the crushing Eden in 1994 (anyone have a copy they want to give me?) After their breakup, guitarist Mark Marcus went on to play for Damad, Idon Bryant joined Strychnine, and Ron Nichols now plays in both Fracas and Hammers of Misfortune.