Disintegration Factory is probably the band I am most proud of out of all the groups I have been in. My friend Junior and I formed it in 1994. The idea was to have no limits on the type of music we played and to scrap most of the traditional ideas of what a band consists of (drums, bass, vocals and guitars). What I really liked about this band is the chances we took, the confidence we had and the dedication we gave to the band. In the beginning, we all believed in the band and believed that we would make it. I never worked so hard on a project as I did in this band.
Looking back, we experimented with a lot of different formations. I think the craziest version was me singing and playing bass, Junior (ex The Dark) playing keyboards, Tom Giere (ex Trip Romeo) playing electronic percussion, Scott Davies (ex Salem Spade) playing drums, Pat Searcy playing guitars and a girl named Amy singing backup vocals. Note that Junior, Scott and Tom were the drummers in my previous three bands! It was actually pretty cool.
As things settled, the band became Junior, Pat, Tom and myself. We wrote some really good songs. My goal was to create something like the moodiness of The Cure/The Sisters of Mercy, the electronic edge of Nine Inch Nails and the power of White Zombie into one diversified, gothic looking band. That is actually a decent description of how Disintegration Factory turned out.
Obviously, we did not make it and the band eventually fell apart. The 'how' and 'why' are not important. The time I spent in Disintegration Factory was a great part of my life. After the project ended, I was briefly the lead singer for a lame cover band in Denver. After about a month, I decided to start my own cover band and take a break from the ailing original music scene in Colorado. At this point, I started The Tribe.