Chicago post-punk clothing the Bhopal Stiffs was formed in 1985 by singers/guitarists Larry Damore and Vince Sea, bassist Steve Saylors, and drummer Dave Schleitwiler. Honing a melodic, mid-tempo strategy quite definitely in tune using the prevailing Windy Town punk audio of the time, the group gigged continuously, in time getting the de facto home band in the Chicago pub the Leave; in 1987, the Bhopal Stiffs documented a ten-song demonstration tape, using the solitary “Container It Up” pursuing around the Dazit label later on that year. Sea exited the lineup in early 1988, with guitarist Ron Lowe moving in and Damore presuming sole vocal responsibilities; the reconfigured group documented the six-song E.P.A., released around the Roadkill label. After adding “AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF Pain” towards the There are a Fungus IN OUR MIDST compilation, the Bhopal Stiffs disbanded in 1989; Damore and Saylors afterwards produced Pegboy with previous Nude Raygun guitarist John Haggerty. Harmless Information afterwards put together the Stiffs’ comprehensive recorded output in the CD 1985-1989.