The Huntington Seaside, CA, band Big Drill Car combined pop, rock, and punk years before Offspring and Green Day time managed to get fashionable. Big Drill Car had been unsung heroes from the Southern California punk picture, carving arena rock and roll hooks as razor-sharp as Cheap Trick’s but with an increase of ragged edges. Created by Frank Daly (vocals), Tag Arnold (acoustic guitar), Bob Thomson (bass), and Danny Marcroft (drums), Big Drill Car released its debut LP, Compact disc Type Thing, in 1989. The album’s name actually diverse with each format as an homage to General public Picture Ltd.’s mid-’80s gimmick; for instance, the cassette was known as Tape Type Thing. Batch adopted in 1991, but Big Drill Car couldn’t discover airplay beyond college radio as well as the industrial discovery of punk was still waiting around to occur. After Big Drill Car disbanded, Daly and Arnold became a member of former Doughboys vocalist John Kastner and drummer Matt Taylor in every Systems Proceed! in 1998, documenting a self-titled full-length that made an appearance a year later on. All Systems Proceed! then opened up for high-profile functions such as for example Pearl Jam, Cheap Technique, and Cracker, providing the group the mainstream acknowledgement Big Drill Car by no means tasted.