Created in 1989, Nova Mob was focused around former Hüsker Dü drummer, vocalist, and songwriter Give Hart. Having remaining the drums behind to be always a guitar-playing vocalist/songwriter, Hart teamed up with bassist Tom Merkl and drummer Michael Crego and released their first providing in 1991, a preview of the next full-length, an EP entitled Admiral of the ocean on Rough Trade. The full-length, a complicated and multi-layered rock and roll opera (of types) known as The Last Times of Pompeii, adopted that same 12 months. The band produced some waves in European countries and was a touring strike there. The music group remained silent until a self-titled EP in 1994, and — in quite similar style as their debut — a full-length launch (also self-titled) premiered that 12 months on Restless. The lineup experienced changed by this aspect, with both Merkl and Crego out, and within their place Nova Mob experienced turn into a four-piece with Marc Retish on bass, Steve Sutherland striking the drums, and Chris Hesler as lead guitarist. After touring for the 1994 eponymous launch, Nova Mob split up, and Give Hart resumed his single career (started in 1988 using the SST launch Intolerance, but placed on keep for Nova Mob), liberating Ecce Homo in 1996.