Past Gang Green and Mighty Mighty Bosstones bassist Joe Gittleman teamed with guitarists Amy Griffin (from the Raging Teenagers) and Paul Delano (ex-Darkbuster), and drummer Dave Karcich to create the punk-pop foursome Avoid A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR. The group, located in Boston, crafts a Replacements-meets-Green Day time sound that’s showcased on the 2002 eponymous debut, released through Part One Dummy. Gittleman wrote and documented most all the record himself among the Bosstones’ routine, and by enough time he’d brought a music group collectively for an East Coastline tour in March 2002 (observe above users), the tunes had begun to defend myself against an exciting existence of their very own with the exterior contributions. However the week prior to the album’s launch, tragedy struck. On Apr 2, Karcich (who’d also offered time using the Pilfers and Springtime Heeled Jack port) experienced a mind aneurysm and passed on three days afterwards; his funeral was your day the record arrived. Briefly considering contacting it quits, Avoid A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR ultimately understood their friend will need nothing of the type and continued. The music group shortly transitioned from getting just Gittleman’s aspect matter into his full-time gig, as well as the lineup solidified around him with Griffin and drummer John Lynch. Avoid One Thing’s second record, Chopstick Bridge, which therefore was a lot more of an organization effort, appeared in-may 2004.