BCN later became an experimental rock band whose music combined Captain Beefheart-esque stylings with garage rock and tape manipulations. Formed in 1980, the primary human members were Jason Martin, James Kopta, and Marc Arsenault, with several others participating. They also did street theatre and created more than 50 films, many of which were shown on public access but a few were aired on national television. They released many audio tapes and two 7" vinyl records. Dara, the drummer on the second 7", was also a member of His Name Is Alive and had solo material released on Ecstatic Peace. The Brown Cuts Neighbors also covered the song "I'm a Mensch" on "The Necessary Effect - Screamers Songs Interpreted" double CD tribute to The Screamers. They also appeared at the 1994 Lollapalooza. The band also sparked several destructive riots on their tours. James Kopta died on August 9, 2002 due to an unknown accident.