Created from the demise of True Western, this duo of vocalist Gavin Blair and lead guitarist Richard McGrath going to the Pacific Northwest to record. In 1989, Fool Killers released its debut recording, From Condition Plates, on California’s Mad Rover label. Called after a brief tale by Stephen Vincent Benet, the group had taken per year off while Richard McGrath toured with Stan Ridgeway. From then on tour, both McGrath and Blair reunited for the band’s second record, The Marva Magic. The band continues to be compared to Best as Rainfall and Thirteenth Flooring Elevators because of its blending of nation and root base music with psychedelic rock and roll.