After departing from Device in later 1995, bassist Paul D’Amour joined forces with Replicants keyboardist Chris Pitman to create the neo-psychedelic project, Lusk. Accompanied by Failure’s Greg Edwards and Medicine’s Brad Laner, the collaborators shortly journeyed right into a LA rehearsal studio to create and record their 1997 debut record, Free Mars. Without a big success, the album were able to attract more than enough focus on garner a 1998 Grammy nomination for Greatest Recording Package. For this same period, Lusk became entangled in legal crimson tape using their label, prompting the many associates to pursue their passions with other tasks. Notably, Pitman started a lengthy participation with Weapons N’ Roses, and by the convert from the millennium, Lusk’s upcoming was starting to look more and more uncertain.