Their early years in L.A. were overshadowed by the high-profile punk movement of the time, so they decided to tackle other parts of the country. With virtually no advance bookings, they embarked on their first tour — getting gigs as they went. By the time it was over, they'd played over 30 clubs and made valuable contacts that allowed them to continue to tour incessantly throughout their career (this DIY-style of hitting the road was chronicled in the Brad Vanderburg film "Live With This"). Their touring tactics were successful, and by the late '80s they were an L.A. club and scene staple, where they relentlessly played their favorite musical venue, the notorious Al's Bar.
Fans enjoyed nearly 20 years of quirky pop songs, crazy antics and humor-filled performances, but it all ended with a final show back in Seattle, Washington at The Breakroom in November of 2001. Since then, Al has been working in the software industry and raising his son with wife Jill. Nick went on to play with Project K. (with Greg K. of the Paper Tulips and Io Perry), The Shards (with Adam Brisben and Justin of W.A.C.O. and Foster of Extra Fancy and Glue), and with Buko Pan Guerra in the Bollywood Disco Punk two-piece The Swords Of Fatima. Charlie headed home to Seattle where he tends bar, is married, had a kid and formed the band Milkmaid's Crawl.