This vinyl album (on coloured vinyl) has been re-cut, re-issued and extended. The 12″ LP now includes 4 extra tracks from the band’s 1991 double seven inch
Gray Matter officially formed in the summer of 1983 but Geoff Turner, Mark Haggerty and Dante Ferrando had been playing in bands since their early junior high school days. In 1983, Dante and Mark were playing in Iron Cross, but when when the band’s image began to reflect it’s violent supporters more than the members themselves, Dante quit. Soon after mark also left and the two reunited with Geoff and Steve Niles and started playing shows around Washington DC as Gray Matter. The band’s first album Food for Thought was originally released on r&b records in 1985 while the members were still in high school. In 1986, Dischord records released the EP Take it Back. Shortly thereafter Mark left the band to go to college and the band broke up. Dante went on to play drums for Ignition and Geoff, Steve, and Mark reunited and formed the band Three, with Jeff Nelson from Minor Threat. Gray Matter reformed in the spring of 1990 and released a double seven inch in 1991 and the full-length, Thog, in 1992.