Basic Radio was ska band, formed in 1985 in Berkeley, CA mainly from members of Urban Noise, and played shows in the San Francisco Bay area with other East Bay bands such as The Uptones, Freaky Executives and Primus. Members of Basic Radio went on to form Operation Ivy, Rancid, Critical Mass , Elephant Men and Tilt.
Michael Valladares - vocals, saxophone, accordion
Tim Armstrong - guitar
Jeff Kamalian - guitar
Matt Freeman - bass
Vincent Camacho - drums
John Healy - percussion, b/u vocals
Cliff Smith - keyboards