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1995 - John Damask & Robert Gaggin start writing in Boston with no other thoughts than playing Tom Waits' type tunes in coffee houses. Released first 7" to college radio in 1995 and the response was so good they continued to write, record, and release a new 7" every semester. After trying out numerous bass players (including a bassist from the Boston Pops) they found Justin Day, a Worcester native. Justin was offered BIG ROCK and he's been jumping off of amps ever since. First CD Dali Ravioli released on Cactus Records in 1998, charted on college radio all around the country and even got a fair bit of international airplay. The record has been hailed as one of the strongest releases in Boston in 1998 (24-7 Local Music News) and left many reviewers searching for a quick term to describe the music.