S.A.G. broke up with the departure of Jesse Michaels in 1984, and the band changed their name to Crimpshrine and went through a whirlwind of lineup changes (including a brief stint with Tim Armstrong (pre-Operation Ivy) on bass). In 1986, the band began to play live shows, and in early 1987, their first demo was recorded.
Crimpshrine released several 7" records, and an LP on Lookout! Records, as well as a now extremely rare LP on Musical Tragedies (a German label). They also were featured on many compilations.
Crimpshrine disbanded in 1989 (although their last recordings would make their way onto a split 7" in 1990).
Crimpshrine members would go on to play in, Fifteen, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Shotwell Coho, Pinhead Gunpowder, Sweet Babys, Tilt (2) and many other East Bay bands.