Formed in the Autumn of 1981 by vocalist/guitarist David Hansen, who was previously a member of Rhode Island's The Young Adults, and drummer Kevin Tooley who was in The Mundanes. The line-up was completed by John Fredericks on lead guitar and bassist Baker Rorick
(who later played in The Baxters, The Scarecrows and Purple K'niF).
They quickly earned a reputation as one of New York's best bands on the club scene, regularly playing such venues as CBGB's, The Peppermint Lounge, The Mudd Club and Danceteria NYC. After only their fourth gig they signed to Hannibal Records in 1982. Shortly thereafter, they released the Joe Boyd-produced Money Fall Out The Sky EP. Containing such great songs as "I Saw Snakes", "Out Where The Buses Don't Run" and the title track, it was met with critical acclaim, making many critics' annual top-ten lists.
The band then played alongside (and ultimately upstaged) the likes of Billy Idol, John Cale and R.E.M.. Label restaffing and losing key members led to the ultimate break up of the band in the Summer of 1984. Half of the band later played together in the band Steve McQueen. Although only releasing one record during their existence, many bootlegs of their live shows and unreleased studio recordings have circulated, serving as a testament to their influence during the new wave era.