formed in the spring of 1994 with Gary on Bass and vocals, Tom on guitar and Chiyo on drums. All were in other bands which weren't doing anything at the time, and thus Noothgrush was born. Luis Davila soon joined as a second bassist, and began collecting equipment including Orange stacks, Moog, Echoplex, Timpani, and an overhead projector with oil and food coloring. In early 1995, Luis announced that he was leaving and after the next show, Tom quit, leaving the band for dead. The only person in attendance at that show was fellow DJ at KFJC, Mr. Hate (aka Russ) who offered to take up the guitar post, leading to a thriving band which would last for 6 more years.