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Your Mother’s history as told through pictures

1990

Craig and Shawn

1990, Shawn's garage, Pleasanton, CA
Perhaps one of the earliest photos of Your Mother? Check out that awesome drum set, and the ever-amazing Shawn hair.

1991

1991 Alan

June 1991, Livermore High School, Livermore, CA
YM's 2nd show. Yes, Alan was a big dork even back then.

1991 band equipment

June 1991, Livermore High School, Livermore, CA
Your Mother's dazzling display of equipment has been with them since the beginning.

1991 Crowd

June 1991, Livermore High School, Livermore, CA
Mullets galore! Livermore was one of the mullet capitals of California in the early 90s, and Livermore High School's student population was eager to follow the trends.

1991 Scott Jones

1991, Round Table Pizza, Pleasanton, CA
Local Legend Scott Jones. This was supposed to be the cover of the “Sometimes Scott Jones is our Roadie” record, but we lost the picture.

1991 The Stone Craig and Jared Marquee

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
The Stone, like most of the rest of Broadway, is now a strip club.

1991 The Stone Marquee

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
The first and one of the few times we actually played at a legitimate rock club! Fun fact: against all odds we somehow never paid a dime playing this club. In fact, we left it in worse shape than when we showed up.

1991 The Stone Shawn

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Shawn didn't just have a mullet, but he had a bowl cut at the same time! How weird is that? Notice the Your-Mother-Mobile in the background.

1991 The Stone Alan

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
The Stone spared no expense in making us look and sound ridiculous, with nutty light show and heavily reverb'ed vocals.

1991 The Stone Craig and Jared

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Nice hat Jared.

the stone shorts

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Shorts

1991 The Stone Crowd

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
We really packed the house that night! Notice Scott Jones in the bandana, Sean Hugunin with the long hair, and Paul Lew with his turquoise Primus shirt that he wore every day.

1991 The Stone Guitar

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Craig not yet at the point where he had perfected all his amazing rock star poses.

1991 The Stone Craig Jump

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Craig jump.

1991 The Stone Jared Singing

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Jared sans hat, at the Stone.

1991 The Stone Craig

1991, June 6, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Some of the bands scheduled at the Stone in the weeks following our show were: Tuff, Don Dokken, Mind Funk, Fungo Mungo and Roxanne.

october 19 1991 craig

1991, October 19, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley CA
First time playing Gilman and we already showed up with spray paint. Advise to new bands playing Gilman – never spray paint on the day of a show. You’ll turn away what few people were going to watch you.

october 19 1991 craig and jared

1991, October 19, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley CA
Fun game: find Jared with his mohawk and Green Day shirt, my SAMIAM shirt with ANAL MUCUS sticker, RKL setlist on the wall behind us, Gilman’s high-powered circulation system, and Shawn’s 6th rack tom.

1992

1992 Alan

1992
Alan

1992 Garage

1992, Craig's garage.
After realizing this punk rock guise wasn't working, we took promo photos for our new “tough guy rock” image.

1992 Fire

1992, Craig's garage.
The tough guy image didn't pan out, so we attempted to re-market ourselves as satanic pyromaniacs. That failed as well.

1992 Volvo

1992, Craig's garage.
This was YMM (yourmothermobile) #1, the 76 Volvo.

1992 Costumes

1992, Craig's garage.
These photos were taken right around the time that Shawn disappeared, but before Bradley joined the band. We played one show with this lineup (w/ Craig on drums).

The Masked Funkman

1992
The masked funkman

1992 craig drumming

1992, Summertime
Shawn left for this show in a separate car but never showed up. In fact, he was not seen again for a few years and I kept his drum set until his brother picked up the following year. Not the only time we’d play as a three-piece because people didn’t show up. Note the Edie Brickell t-shirt, so hardcore.

1993

January 31 1993 bradley

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
First picture of Bradley, boy wonder, playing drums for us.
Your Place Too = 21+
Bradley = 15

January 31 1993 craig

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
Craig and Bradley.

January 31 1993 jared alan

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
Jared and Alan attempting those sweet harmonies Your Mother would be known for not being able to pull off.

jared singing your place too

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
One of the greatest crappy all ages dive bars around. I think this is where we met Anal Mucus.

band playing your place too

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
God, we were ugly, weren't we?

craig your place too

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
Craig and his “Jolly Llama” guitar. Quite possibly the worst sounding, worst playing guitar in history. Maybe that's why he likes it so much.

audience your place too

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
Another stunning turnout for a Wednesday evening in the slums of Oakland. This was the “Pasture of Muppets” tape release show.

band hair your place too

1993, January 31, Your Place Too, Oakland, CA
There's nothing funnier than a WHOLE bunch of hair. That was the best part of the grunge movement, if you ask me.

craig gilman hair

1993, April 2, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA.
Probably the height of Alan and Craig's grunge phase. Check out the Drippy Drawers graffiti in the corner.

gilman audience

1993, April 2, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA.
A more-than-typical turnout (5 people) for a YM show. Notice that Craig and Alan weren't the only people bit by the grunge bug that year .

gilman alan and jared

1993, April 2, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA.
It was not too hot to fly the flannel that day.

Amador 1

1993, April 8, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Alan is about to lay some serious thumb on his bass in this photo.

Amador 2

1993, April 8, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton was slightly hipper than Livermore, but there were still many a mullet to be found at our high school performance.

Amador 3

1993, April 8, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Shh, don't tell anyone, but this was about the height of Craig and Alan's respective “grunge” fazes. It was too hot out to fly the flannel, but damn, check out that hair!

Amador 4

1993, April 8, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
One of Livermore's least-known hip hop stars, Jammin J, joined us onstage for our Pleasanton show.

Amador 5

1993, April 8, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Jared, who quit the band to go on his Mormon mission.

Jared

1993, April 8, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Jared was kicked off his mission after 4 months, and is now happily married and living in Salt Lake City.

Band dressed up

1993, April 17, Danville Vets Hall, Danville, CA.
While Brad seemed quite unhappy dressed up in a suit for this show, he later began to appreciate suits and started wearing them to work everyday.

Jared bowtie

1993, April 17, Danville Vets Hall, Danville, CA.
We were dressed up for two occasions. First, this was Jared's last show with the band before he left for his mission in Philadelphia.

alan dressed up

1993, April 17, Danville Vets Hall, Danville, CA.
Second, Alan had to play tuba in his high school band's recital that night. Unfortunately, he arrived at the school too late.

jared jump

1993, April 17, Danville Vets Hall, Danville, CA.
I'd never seen someone in a bowtie do hardcore jumps. Until now.

craig hat

1993, April 17, Danville Vets Hall, Danville, CA.
Craig's Fender Mustang, which he bought because it was just like Kurt Cobain's guitar in the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video.
“No, I didn’t!” – Craig

wankathon banner

1993, April 17, Danville Vets Hall, Danville, CA.
High quality Wank-A-Thon banner

craig jump danville

1993, April 17, Danville Vets Hall, Danville, CA.
Craig high jump

jared looking up

1993, April 20, St Mary’s College, Oakland, CA
There's something on that ceiling, I swear.

alan jumping

1993, April 20, St Mary’s College, Oakland, CA
Alan had just gotten off work, and was still wearing his gas station shirt. Check out that sexy hair and facial expression!

the stone marquee 2

1993, April 22, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Our 2nd, and final experience with the Nady empire (owners of the Stone, One Step Beyond and the Omni - 3 crappy glam rock clubs).

your mother band photo at the stone

1993, April 22, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Wow, that's some serious hair. This show was with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and the last time they came to SF there was a near riot. There was more of a full scale riot at this show, and the club closed down shortly afterwards .

craig at the stone

1993, April 22, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
The show was on Earth Day, so we brought huge trash bags full of dirt and threw them all over the crowd. We started out throwing stickers, so when we brought out the bags everyone thought they were getting something awesome. They did.

band playing at the stone

1993, April 22, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
As soon as we were finished, the bouncers handed us brooms and said “You and your friends will clean this mess up NOW.”

jared trumpet at the stone

1993, April 22, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
As if throwing bags of dirt weren’t bad enough, we also brought a trumpet than none of us knew how to play, especially Jared.

alan hair at the stone

1993, April 22, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Alan

jumping at the stone

1993, April 22, The Stone, San Francisco, CA
Jared jump.

bradley drums

1993, April 23, Paul Lew’s house, Pleasanton, CA
What a cute little picture of Bradley, with his cute little Sepultura shirt. Notice the Easy Rider album on the wall.

alan pauls house

1993, April 23, Paul Lew’s house, Pleasanton, CA
Bass-less Alan has the microphone.

August 16 1993 band photo

1993, August 16, Angel’s Camp, CA
Shortly before Mikey fell face-first into a fire.

craig jump danville

1993, August 28, Oak Hill Park, Danville, CA
Typical Your Mother show audience attendance.

1993 alan hair

1993
Alan. This could be from anywhere at any time, including 10 minutes ago, but guessing it is 1993.

1993 alan hair

1993, SOMA, San Francisco, CA
I did this in an alley in SOMA around the corner from the AYCE practice space (back when it was a dodgy place to be). In no uncertain terms did AYCE let me know how incredibly stupid/dangerous/naive it was to do this.

1994

KSCU Flyer

1994
The kinds of bands we got play alongside on KSCU.

Alan and Craig

1994
Alan and Craig.

Impala

1994
View of YourMotherMobile #1 from the cab of YourMotherMobile #2

March 26 1994 Mikey

1994, March 26, Pepperoni’s Pizza, Stockton, CA
Photo by Bug

Bradley Reno

1994, May 27, Reno, NV
Bradley

May 28 1994 Alan

1994, May 28, Crazy Horse, Boise, ID
As seen on the “One Big Inside Joke” record. Photo by Bug

May 28 1994 Brad

1994, May 28, Crazy Horse, Boise, ID
As seen on the “One Big Inside Joke” record. Photo by Bug

May 28 1994 Craig

1994, May 28, Crazy Horse, Boise, ID
As seen on the “One Big Inside Joke” record. Photo by Bug

May 28 1994 Mikey 1

1994, May 28, Crazy Horse, Boise, ID
As seen on the “One Big Inside Joke” record. Photo by Bug

May 28 1994 Mikey 2

1994, May 28, Crazy Horse, Boise, ID
As seen on the “One Big Inside Joke” record. Photo by Bug

May 29 1994 Band

1994, May 29, Boise, ID
Photo by Bug

July 22 1994 band

1994, July 22, Cupertino Library, Cupertino, CA
Playing in a library.

1995 cupertino ca

1994, July 22, Cupertino Library, Cupertino, CA

1994 Alan recording

1994, somewhere.
Alan recording something somewhere at some point in time. Likely 1994.

October 14 1994 1

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
Joe worked at the After-School Day Care and invited Your Mother to play for the kids. Joe helped the kids build a wall of paper lunch bags filled with crumpled newspaper.

October 14 1994 2

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
This is where the “One Big Inside Joke” album cover comes from. For some reason Mikey couldn’t make it, so we photoshopped him in, otherwise it’s legit.

October 14 1994 3

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
When we started playing, the kids all ran, smashed the wall, and started having a paper fight.

1994 Blackford 1

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
The paper fight went on…

1994 Blackford 2

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
…and on…

1994 Blackford 3

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
…and on…

1994 Blackford 4

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
…and on…

1994 Blackford 5

1994, October 14, Blackford Elementary School, San Jose, CA
…and on for the whole show, and it was probably the most fun we ever had playing.

1995

1995 recording OBIJ

1995, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Recording “One Big Inside Joke” with Vixx at the Stanford University recording studio, with our other engineer, Toddles, providing “vibes.”

April 1 1995 Mikey

1995, April 1, Matt’s garage, Livermore, CA
This is the pic of Mikey we photoshopped onto the “One Big Inside Joke” cover.

June 14 1995 Joe Van

1995, June 14, Trinity, NV
If ever a photo embodied tour it is this one. Our van (Mr. Color TV) in a garage in the middle of nowhere waiting for a part to arrive from another town in the middle of nowhere. We were there so long Alan and Joe got jobs.

June 18 1995 Craig Van

1995, June 18
Mr. Color TV broke down a lot.

1995 06 we quit

1995, June PNW Tour
Band photo while on tour with Mindslam. Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

1995 06 Mr Color TV

1995, June PNW Tour
Group photo with Mindslam and Mr Color TV. Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

August 5 1995 Girls Tennis

1995, August 5, Davis, CA
We played a lot of shows with Girl’s Soccer and so one time we dressed up as Girl’s Tennis. Later this night we left Mikey at the grocery store, Home Alone-style. I think he may have still been dressed like this.

September 17 1995 Brad 1

1995, September 17
Bradley

September 17 1995 Brad 2

1995, September 17
Bradley

1995_toddles-recording

1995, Camino Brazos Art Scene HQ, Pleasanton, CA
Toddles recording us recording our cover of Judas Priest's “Freewheel Burning” for the “Death to False Metal” comp.

alan nye

1995, New Year's Eve, Paul's living room, San Jose, CA
Mikey and Joe were off touring with Ringwurm, and we played a less than our usual below average set to about 20 people.

craig nye

1995, New Year's Eve, Paul's living room, San Jose, CA
Pleasanton's local legend Scott Jones, assisting Craig in San Jose. After this show we went to see Hickey at a Steak House, and Aesop poured a pitcher full of piss on some guy.

1996

1996_01_15_lg-bradley

1996, January 15, Los Gatos Teen Center, Los Gatos, CA
Bradley. Show with Hickey, Wynona Riders, and Mindslam.

January 27 1996 Floyd

1996, January 15, Cheezer’s Pizza, Davis, CA
The back cover of our “Scott Jones” EP, taken at Cheezer’s in Davis.

January 28 1996 Devon

1996, January 28, Chameleon, San Francisco, CA
Devon, looking upon us like “Ah, that’s my boys.”

January 28 1996 Joe

1996, January 28, Chameleon, San Francisco, CA
Joe

Knights of columbus hall

1996, April 6, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cupertino, CA
The 2nd coolest hall in Cupertino, I'm not referring to the temperature. This picture is fuzzy because it was so hot in there.

alan-movie-1

1996, April 6, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cupertino, CA
Bradley worked at the Wherehouse and brought a cardboard movie standee to the show, and had Alan try and wear it while we played. It had no effect on his ability to thumb that bass.

alan-movie-2

1996, April 6, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cupertino, CA
Michael Douglas, Alan, and Annette Bening from The American President.

April 1996 Davis

1996, April, Davis, CA
Playing a punk show at Punk Roge’s in Davis with Mick Mucus in the foreground totally cultural misappropriating a sombrero (he’s from Peru). Peep Scott Jones in the SUICIDAL hat.

pink palace

1996, Pink Palace, San Leandro, CA
Aaron once again forgets that he can't play guitar or sing, but demands we let him do both.

pink palace alan

1996, Pink Palace, San Leandro, CA
Vixx singing along

pink palace spaz

1996, Pink Palace, San Leandro, CA
Living room punk shows.

1996 craig-moose

1996, May 25, Bassett Books, Livermore, CA
Craig Moose.

June 22 1996 Brad Van

1996, July, somewhere in the PNW
Possibly the very day Bradley started talking.

alex troll loft

1996, July, somewhere in the PNW
Alex the Loft Troll

alan-movie-2

1996, July 7, Reno, NV
A bagel shop in Reno is as good a place to take a picture of Mikey, Alan, Brad, Scott Jones, and Alex as any.

mikey poo sign

1996, July, somewhere in the PNW
Stay cool Mikey

band photo in the van

1996, July, somewhere in the PNW
Band photo, Joe was probably driving Mr ColorTV down the freeway while we took this.

reno summer 1996

1996, July, Reno, NV
Your Mother and pals Inquisition, from Virginia.

alex dropped off

1996, July, somewhere in Washington
Alex can handle no more of our tour shenanigans, and we drop him off at the nearest airport.

corvallis 1996

1996, July, Corvallis, OR
The punkest house in Corvallis was located right across the street from the Sigma Nu frat house. And we wonder why there was “Fuck You Frat Boy” graffiti on the door!

joe summer 1996

1996, July, somewhere in the PNW
Joe enjoys a scenic view at the start of our US/Canadian tour.

rootbeer

1996, August, Weinhard Brewery Complex, Portland, OR
Drinking lots of free rootbeer.

dancing

1996, August, somewhere in Western Canada
After our show, we got free access to the dance club.

hotel window

1996, August, somewhere in Western Canada
Abusing our free hotel privileges.

August 4 1996 Pinball

1996, August 4
Our favorite collective past time (except for maybe roller skating).

August 11 1996 Craig

1996, August 4, Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Craig headbanging in the middle of the street with his pants down because that’s what happens after being in a van for a couple weeks. Edmonton, Alberta, home of SNFU.

August 14 1996 Jord

1996, August 14, Winnipeg, CA
With Jord in front of our doctored van. Our plates were stolen the day before entering Canada so we draw fake ones on with Sharpie.

August 14 1996 Van

1996, August 14, Winnipeg, CA
We also augmented the van with pictures of notable Canadians: Donavan Bailey the Olympic runner, Sebastian Bach, and Kramer. That big window behind the driver’s seat was installed so that Alan could sit there naked and wave at passing motorists.

1996 08 17 winnipeg

1996, August 17, I-Spy House, Winnipeg, CA
Basement show in Winnipeg. Photo by Jon Schledewitz

1996 08 17 mikey

1996, August 17, I-Spy House, Winnipeg, CA
Mikey in Winnipeg. Photo by Jon Schledewitz

August 25 1996 group

1996, August 25, Point Molate, Richmond, CA
Much of the gang hanging out at our first Geek Fest.

blue dolphin 1 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA
The first show Scott Alcoholocaust ever booked for us. Your Mother, Los Enfurnos (L.A.), New Speedway Kings, Looney Kings, Riff Raff (Santa Cruz).

blue dolphin 2 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA

blue dolphin 3 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA

blue dolphin 4 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA
The original teal blue Pork Pie 10" snare drum, later lost after a show in South Bay. Likely flying out the back of Craig's truck on 680 North.

blue dolphin 5 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA

blue dolphin 6 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA

blue dolphin 7 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA

blue dolphin 8 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA

blue dolphin 10 1996

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA

blue dolphin alan chin

1996, October 11, Blue Dolphin Studios, San Francisco, CA
Alan chin.

1996 10 25 Bradley Reno

1996, October 25, Ryland St Basement, Reno, NV
Bradley in Reno, from when we played with Fun People.

1996_10_26_backyard-bradley

1996, October 26, some backyard, Concord, CA
Bradley, backyard show with Fun People.

1996_10_26_backyard-joedown

1996, October 26, some backyard, Concord, CA
Joe down in the dirt, backyard show with Fun People.

David Hayes Aaron

1996, June
Possibly 1996 in Las Vegas. David Hayes, Mikey, Aaron Muntz (driver's seat), Craig, Alan, Joe, Bradley.

Las Vegas desert

1996, June 14, Pabco Road in the Las Vegas desert, Las Vegas, NV
That time we played a show in the LV desert. There's footage of it up on YouTube.

96 NYE Bradley 2

1996, December 31, Cupertino, CA
New Years Eve show.

96 NYE Bradley 3

1996, December 31, Cupertino, CA
New Years Eve show. Photo by Murray Bowels (RIP).

1997 NYE Joe Mouth

1996, December 31, Cupertino, CA
New Years Eve show. Photo by Murray Bowels (RIP).

1996 NYE Alex Joe

1996, December 31, Cupertino, CA
New Years Eve show. Photo by Murray Bowels (RIP).

1996 Electcic Craig

1996, December 31, Cupertino, CA
Craig electric. Photo by Murray Bowels (RIP).

19961231-alan_brad

1996, December 31, Cupertino, CA
Alan and Bradley.

19961231-alan_brad

1996, December 31, Cupertino, CA
Mikey. Photo by Murray Bowels (RIP).

1997

19970000-amador

1997, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Can’t remember the date of this. I do remember Pete taking the mic and laying into the students of Amador like that scene in the teen movie where the nerd finally gets his say.

amador trash

1997, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Professional band photo.

Pirate Cat Records benefit

1997, February, some hall in Campbell, CA
Pirate Cat Records Benefit. Some kid broke a fluorescent light over his head, and Hickey played one of their most painful sets ever. This was also the night that BonneVicci entered our lives, and souls.

19970207-gilman-ghost

1997, February 7, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
BonneVicci.

Starcleaners short set

1997, February 16, Starcleaners, San Francisco, CA
Joe and Alan wouldn't come up for this show, so Mikey, Craig, and Bradley were forced to play without them. We decided to play a "short-set" in the style of Dorf On Golf.

al-sticker

1996
Weird Al giving his approval for the “Weird Al-bum” record.

19970406-live

1997, April 6, Point Molate Beach, Richmond, CA
Monsters of Geek, Geek Fest. Where we won a raffle to record a song at Testament’s rehearsal studio in Oakland.

1997 paul-recording

1997, SoundWave, Oakland, CA
Paul Lew recording the trumpet for “Leggo My Falafel” in Testament’s rehearsal studio.

unknown_recording-brad-helpful

1997, SoundWave, Oakland, CA
Alan yelling “YOU NEED IT!” during our recording of “Leggo My Falafel” in Testament’s rehearsal studio.

1996 17th n Cap Craig and Alan

1996, June, 17th & Capp, San Francisco, CA
Alan and Craig.

bradley

1996, June, 17th & Capp, San Francisco, CA
Bradley.

19970600-alex_devon

1996, June, 17th & Capp, San Francisco, CA
Alex and Devon up.

alex and devon

1996, 17th & Capp, San Francisco, CA
Alex and Devon down.

19970613-pea_soup

1996, June 13, Andresen’s Pea Soup, Santa Nella, CA
Butts up.

19970614-coaster

1997, June 14, Buffalo Bill's Hotel and Casino, Primm, NV
Desperado rails.

rollercoaster

1997, June 14, Buffalo Bill's Hotel and Casino, Primm, NV
Riding the Desperado rails.

19970614-sepia

1997, June 14, Pabco Road desert, Las Vegas, NV
Playing in the desert outside of Las Vegas.

19970615-alan_geek

1997, June 15, Primm, NV
Alan the Mad Geek.

gear recording tuba davis ca

1997, July 5, Monkey Bus Day Care, Davis, CA
All the necessary instruments to create "One Big Disappointment".

alan recording tuba davis ca

1997, July 6, Monkey Bus Day Care, Davis, CA
Alan recording tuba for "One Big Disappointment".

max recording davis ca

1997, July 6, Monkey Bus Day Care, Davis, CA
Max Hart recording keys for "One Big Disappointment".

toilet recording davis ca

1997, July 6, Monkey Bus Day Care, Davis, CA
Important recording moments for "One Big Disappointment".

israel 1

1997, July 14, on our way to Israel
Bradley, Mikey, and Bonnevicci outbound to Israel.

bonne ejected

1997, July 14, on our way to Israel
Bonnevicci got ejected from the main cabin.

bonnevicci wrapped

1997, July 14, on our way to Israel
Bonnevicci getting the Laura Palmer treatment.

Frankfurt DE 3

1997, July 14, on our way to Israel
Layover in Frankfurt, Germany. Craig and Bonnevicci (with a busted nose).

bar mitz vah

1997, July 14, Haifa, Israel
Your Mother and Useless ID at a Bar Mitzvah. According to the back of the photo: Shay, Craig, Adi (kneeling), Ralph, Guy, Ishay, Hashsub, Mikey, Bradley.

falafel israel

1997, July 14, Haifa, Israel
Mikey, Haim, Ishay, Bradley at “Most Humped Falafel”

see israel

1997, July 14, Mediterranean Sea, Haifa, Israel
When we went into the water and left BonneVicci by our stuff the bomb squad showed up to investigate him. We then started calling him BombeVicci.

see israel

1997, July 20, Bus stop, northern Israel
Bonnevicci, Mikey, and Craig at a bus stop on our way to northern Israel, without escorts. Surprised we made it.

israel lebanon

1997, July 19, Israel / Lebanon border
Border bros.

19970722-israel-mud

1997, July 22, Dead Sea, Israel
Bradley and Mikey at the Dead Sea.

left bank israel 1

1997, July 24, The Left Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
Playing the left Bank.

left bank israel 2

1997, July 24, The Left Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ishay from Useless ID singing “Greg Ex-Masturbator” in Hebrew.

left bank israel 3

1997, July 24, The Left Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
Pantless.

left bank israel 4

1997, July 24, The Left Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
Still pantless.

left bank israel 5

1997, July 24, The Left Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
Bonnevicci center stage.

left bank israel 6

1997, July 24, The Left Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
Both Alan and Joe couldn't do this tour, so Mikey played bass.

19970725-israel-bonnevicci_military

1997, July 22, Haifa, Israel
The Israeli military also taking an interest in BonneVicci.

1997 07 25 tel aviv 1

1997, July 25, somewhere in Tel Aviv, Israel
Sweaty crowd not exactly loving in what we were doing.

1997 07 25 tel aviv 2

1997, July 25, somewhere in Tel Aviv, Israel
Craig and Mikey.

1997 07 25 tel aviv 3

1997, July 25, somewhere in Tel Aviv, Israel
Adi as body guard, and backup dancer.

1997 07 25 tel aviv 4

1997, July 25, somewhere in Tel Aviv, Israel
Ahh, Israel was not exempt from the mid-90s piccolo snare drum craze.

1997 07 25 tel aviv 5

1997, July 25, somewhere in Tel Aviv, Israel
Craig guitarless... keep in mind, we were a three piece with Mikey on bass for this tour. Must have sounded great.

1997 07 26 cream 1

1997, July 26, Cream, Haifa Israel
Off to a good start.

1997 07 26 cream 2

1997, July 26, Cream, Haifa Israel
Seems like things are going well.

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1997, July 26, Cream, Haifa Israel
Mikey having bass issues in the background maybe?

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1997, July 26, Cream, Haifa Israel
Ahh.

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1997, July 26, Cream, Haifa Israel
And now we're down to guitar and drums.

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1997, July 26, Cream, Haifa Israel
And now it appears just drums.

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1997, July 26, Cream, Haifa Israel
Yep.

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1997, August 6, Adidas House, Israel
Sleeping arrangements were adequate.

israel 6

1997, August 7, Adidas House, Israel
Waking up.

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1997, August, Sea Level, Israel
Craig and Mikey at Sea Level Camel.

israel graffiti

1997, August, Haifa, Israel
Bradley and Craig found some good street art in Israel.

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1997, October 18, Chico, CA
Somewhere in Chico

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1997, October 18, Chico, CA
Somewhere in Chico

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1997, October 18 in Chico, CA
Somewhere in Chico

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1997, October 18, Chico, CA
Somewhere in Chico

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1997, October 18, Chico, CA
Somewhere in Chico

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1997, October 19, Eggplant’s backyard, Pinole, CA
Steve "The List" Koepke and Craig

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1997, October 19, Eggplant’s backyard, Pinole, CA
Scott Jones, of “Sometimes Scott Jones is Our Roadie” fame, in the background.

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1997, October 19, Eggplant’s backyard, Pinole, CA
Backyard show in Pinole, where both Joe and Alan didn't show up, so we had audience members play bass. Also where that live track from "One Big Disappointment" comes from.

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1997, October 19, Eggplant’s backyard, in Pinole, CA
Bradley with Bonnevicci.

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1997, October 31, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
We doubled-booked and some of us played one show as Your Mother while Mikey played Gilman as Your Mother.  He only played Greg: Ex-Masturbator on his Casio keyboard, over and over and over again.

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1997, November 8, Teen Center, Davis, CA
Mikey

second harvest food bank benefit

1997, November, some high school in San Jose, CA
Second Harvest Food Bank Benefit. It was in a huge auditorium with full laser light show.

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1997, November, some high school in San Jose, CA
One of the best photos of Alan.

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1997, November, some high school in San Jose, CA
Craig, building up angst before the show.

Craig releasing angst

1997, November, some high school in San Jose, CA
Craig, releasing his built up angst.

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1997, December in Australia
Alan and Craig getting in some table tennis between shows.

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1997, December 31 in Mildura, Australia
Alex the Poof. New Years Eve show in Mildura.

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1997, December 31 in Mildura, Australia
New Year’s Eve show in Mildura.

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1997, December 31 in Mildura, Australia
New Year’s Eve show in Mildura.

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1997, December 31 in Mildura, Australia
How we spent NYE 1997

1998

1998 alan-leopard

1998, January, somewhere in Australia
Alan Leopard, from the show with Sprung Monkey.

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1998, January 3, The Iron Duke, Sydney, Australia
Craig the ultimate guitar warrior. The audio from this show was released as a split CD with Nancy Vandal.

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1998, January, JJ LaMoore’s House, Australia
Alan relaxing between shows in Australia. Alan sitting naked in that chair was nothing compared to Alan sleepwalking in the middle of the night and them waking up to him standing at the foot of their bed. Eagle-eyed Your Mother fanatics will recognize this picture as the cover of the “Advice…” spilt 7" with Bobby Joe Ebola.

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1998, January, somewhere in Australia
Mikey and Joe

1998 Jan AU Bar 2

1998, January, somewhere in Australia
Love the set-up of the place.

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1998, January, somewhere in Australia
Joe making use of the walk.

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1998, January, somewhere in Australia
Craig making use of the cat walk.

1998 Jan AU Bar 5

1998, January, somewhere in Australia
Head bang part.

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1998, January 7, Australia
Craig shredding.

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1998, January in Australia
Brad, the reject.

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1998, January in Australia
Four sexy guys, one polluted beach.

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1998, January 7, Australia
Mikey getting a tattoo from a guy from Rose Tattoo!

australia bonnevicci

1998, January in Australia
Bonnevicci, our resident tortured soul, relaxing in Australia before a show.

australia devon

1998, January in Australia
We ran into Devon Morf (AYCE, What Happens Next?) while down under. Fancy that! Nice beard, Devon!

australia mikey

1998, January in Australia
Mikey's dream come true. Australia is a really weird place.

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1998, January 12 flight to New Zealand
Flying from AU to Auckland, NZ.

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1998, January 12 flight to New Zealand
Flying from AU to Auckland, NZ.

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1998, January, somewhere in New Zealand
Bonnevicci taking a dip.

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1998, January 14, Eketahuna, New Zealand
On the way to Masterton to play the Masonic Hall. Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January, somewhere in New Zealand
Band photo in the van.

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1998, January 16, The Stomach, Palmerston North, New Zealand
We decided to play all these shows in our undwear.

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1998, January 16, The Stomach, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Bart Simpson shirt. Very 90s.

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1998, January 16, The Stomach, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Mikey, Alex behind.

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1998, January 16, The Stomach, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Alex foreground.

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1998, January 16, The Stomach, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Even the audience members got in on the underwear thing.

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1998, January 16, The Stomach, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Mikey undies.

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1998, January 17, New Zealand
Our Kiwi Tour Crew at a geothermal amusement park where Alex, of course, got burned by scalding hot projectile mud.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Bradley during our last show of the Aussie/NZ tour.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

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1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Lyn Lentil.

New Zealand audience

1998, January 17, College Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
No matter how much he tries, Bradley can't hide his love for New Zealanders behind Bonnevicci. Wherever we'd go, Bradley would always end up smooching New Zealanders. What a wacky guy!

Gilman St Band

1998, January 23, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
After our attempts to play in Hawaii fall through, we bring Hawaii to Berkeley. Check out that nutty five string bass I'm playing!

Gilman St Joe

1998, January 23, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Joe can't get enough of the beach, especially if it involves painting Gilman. Gilman Beach Party was our first time covering up years of spray paint at the club, and our handiwork was totally desecrated within 2 weeks.

Gilman St Mikey

1998, January 23, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Surfer Mikey

Matt spray paint

1998, January 23, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Some people buy their friend's gifts to show their appreciation. We gave Col. Matthew Von Burink his own toilet at Gilman Street in 1998.

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1998, March 21, The Wehrhous, Benicia, CA
Craig Alligator, from a show with Thee Evaporators.

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1998, March 21, The Wehrhous, Benicia, CA
Dogpile.

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1998, March 21, The Wehrhous, Benicia, CA
Mikey, Nardwuar, and Craig.

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1998, March 21, The Wehrhous, Benicia, CA
Craig assisting Nardwuar during Thee Evaporators set.

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1998, May 8, Odd Fellows Hall, San Jose, CA
Craig, with Colonel Matthew Von Burink scratching that noggin.

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1998, Great America, Santa Clara, CA
Bradley, Weird Al, and Craig.

Gilman St sports Craig

1998, April 25, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Craig and Bonnevicci from the "Sports" themed Gilman show.

Gilman St pj theme band

1998, July 3, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
"Pajama" themed Gilman show. Photo by Jenn Wheeler.

PacMac Alex

1998, July 3, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Alex PacMan.

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1998, July 3, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Even at Gilman where people wear some ridiculous stuff Brad wearing a blue satin nightie still stuck out.

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1998, July 3, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Unlike my onesie.

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1998, July 3, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Pete lifting a bikini-and-robe-wearing Joe.

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1997, July 3, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
More of the bikini-and-robe-wearing Joe action.

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1998, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Gilman before.

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1998, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Gilman before.

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1998, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Gilman after.

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1998, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Gilman after.

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1998, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Ladiehosen

1997 mission records alan

1998, August 30, Mission Records, San Francisco, CA
Alan great bass pose. Photo by Karoline.

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1998, August 30, Mission Records, San Francisco, CA
Alexercise. Photo by Karoline.

Radio Free Records, Alan

1998, Sept 28, Radio Free Records, San Jose CA
One of the funnest places to play in San Jose, of course it shut down because rent is so danged high around here. Notice my fingers are nowhere near the strings.

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1998, Sept 28, Radio Free Records, San Jose CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

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1998, Sept 28, Radio Free Records, San Jose CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

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1998, Sept 28, Radio Free Records, San Jose CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

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1998, Sept 28, Radio Free Records, San Jose CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

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1998, Sept 28, Radio Free Records, San Jose CA
I'm So Happy, Joe.

Alan playing tuba

1998, November 29, Joe’s House, San Jose CA
When Dean and Kim got married, they asked us to play the wedding march for the ceremony. We couldn't figure it out, so I just played the "Death March" from Star Wars on my tuba instead. You better bet they're divorced already. Photo by Jenn Wheeler.

Craig Boyscout outfit

1998, November 29, Joe’s House, San Jose CA
Craig gets all gussied up for Dean and Kim's wedding! Photo by Jenn Wheeler.

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1998, November 29, Joe’s House, San Jose CA
Alan playing the march for Dean and Kim's wedding! Photo by Murray Bowels (RIP).

1998 band photo

1998
Band photo.

1999

Craig and Bradley in suits

1999, January 6 in Reno, NV
Tour falls through? Get your suits on boys, we're heading to Reno! Read all about the failed tour.

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1999, March 15
Band photo

Alex in Arizona

1999, summer somewhere in Arizona
LLCA (Ladies Love Cool Alex).

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1999, July 2, PCH, Hermosa Beach, CA
Craig preparing for a double-duty What Happens Next? and Your Mother show.

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1999, July 2, PCH, Hermosa Beach, CA
Alex The Poof, Alan, and Bradley – playing fast.

Whittier College Alan jumping

1999, July 4, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
With What Happens Next and Life's Halt. Mikey's amp caught on fire at this show. Photo by Karoline.

Whittier College Hard Rock Alan

1999, July 4, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
Hard Rock Alan. Photo by Karoline.

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1999, July 4, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
Alan spotting Joe. Photo by Karoline.

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1999, July 4, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
Joe. Photo by Karoline.

Group photo Los Angeles

1999, July 4, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
Group photo featuring Your Mother, What Happens Next?, Life's Halt. Photo by Karoline.

Todd's bachelor party

1999, July 10 Joe's House, San Jose, CA
Todd's bachelor party. Gotta love a good half-naked male-bonding experience anytime you can.

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1999, July 10 Joe's House, San Jose, CA
Todd's bachelor party, 1999. Winner and losers.

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1999, July 10 Joe's House, San Jose, CA
Todd's bachelor party, 1999. Bonnevicci.

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1999, Joe's Garage, San Jose, CA
Bradley, photo by Jenn Wheeler

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1999, Joe's Garage, San Jose, CA
Mikey, photo by Jenn Wheeler

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1999, Joe's Garage, San Jose, CA
Alan's Kip Winger style of playing bass. Photo by Murray Bowels (RIP).

Hawaii Band Photo 2

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
Hawaiian band photo. Read all about the Hawaiian tour.

Hawaii Craig

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
This is Louie. He had never heard the term “hessian” before.

Hawaii Matt Bonne

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
Bonnevicci and Colonel Matthew Von Burink

Hawaii underwater Bonne

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
Bonnevicci and crew

Hawaii Bar

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
Your Mother at a bar!

Matt in Hawaii

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
The Hawaiian Express Van. Colonel Matthew Von Burink. We did a trade with Hawaii recently, we got Louie and they got the Colonel.

Joe skating

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
Joe skates Wallows, searching for Animal Chin.

Mikey Tony Joe Drinking

1999, July-August in Honolulu, HI
Mikey, Tony, and Joe.

Beach Club Hawaii Alan

1999, July 30 at Beach Club, Waikiki, HI
Sure, we look happy now, but a few hours later someone was stealing our guitars.
Watch on YouTube

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1999, July 30 at Beach Club, Waikiki, HI
Watch on YouTube

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1999, July 30 at Beach Club, Waikiki, HI
Watch on YouTube

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1999, July 30 at Beach Club, Waikiki, HI
Watch on YouTube

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1999, July 30 at Beach Club, Waikiki, HI
Watch on YouTube

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1999, July 30 Honolulu, HI
Joe, Craig, Bradley, Alan, Mikey, and Tony.

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1999, August 3, Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI
For some reason Alexs’ outfit was deemed inappropriate by the security at a Rage Against the Machine concert. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion were opening and borrowed some gear so we got in free.

Mikey San Jose drunk

1999, San Jose, CA.
Mikey's classic “look at me, I'm drunk!” pose.

Sunnyvale Mini Golf Alan 1

1999, Miniature Golf Course, Sunnyvale, CA
We spent a day taking promo shots for the "Golfing Record" that was never released.

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1999, Miniature Golf Course, Sunnyvale, CA
We spent a day taking promo shots for the "Golfing Record" that was never released.

Sunnyvale Mini Golf Bradley 1

1999, Miniature Golf Course, Sunnyvale, CA
We spent a day taking promo shots for the "Golfing Record" that was never released.

Sunnyvale Mini Golf Craig

1999, Miniature Golf Course, Sunnyvale, CA
We spent a day taking promo shots for the "Golfing Record" that was never released.

Sunnyvale Mini Golf Mikey

1999, Miniature Golf Course, Sunnyvale, CA
We spent a day taking promo shots for the "Golfing Record" that was never released.

1999 Bradley yellow

1999, somewhere in the South Bay, CA
Bradley never sings.

1999 Alan PJs jump

1999, somewhere in the South Bay, CA
Alan PJ jumper.

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1999, September 11, Joe’s House, San Jose, CA
Mikey

Club Cocodrie SF live

1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
with Atom and His Package and The Gods Hate Kansas. The singer from TGHK is one of my many doppelgängers.

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1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
Joe always has Craig's back.

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1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
Joe and Craig.

1999 Nov 4 Bradley 1

1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
Bradley. Photo by Punk Rock Joel

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1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
Bradley. Photo by Punk Rock Joel

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1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
Joe jump.

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1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
Joe on his head.

1999 Nov 4 Joe jump

1999, November 4 at Club Cocodrie, San Francisco, CA
Getting low.

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1999, November 11 at 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

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1999, November 11 at 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

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1999, November 11 at 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

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1999, November 11 at 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA
Photo by Mark Hanford.

YMCA Palo Alto Alex

1999, December 17 at YWCA, Palo Alto, CA
Our 3rd to last show, and we were already running out of steam! Alex tried to liven things out with a nice 80s extreme skateboarding outfit, I think it just confused people though.

YMAC Joe on mic

1999, December 17 at YWCA, Palo Alto, CA
Joe tells it like it is.

YMCA Alan bass

1999, December 17 at YWCA, Palo Alto, CA
My glorious pirate strap! This was the last full show I played with this strap, it was stolen during our next, and 2nd to last show, along with my bass. Bummer!

YMCA Joe and Craig

1999, December 17 at YWCA, Palo Alto, CA
Unfortunately, no one stole those obnoxious pants from Craig.

YMCA Joe Twister

1999, December 17 at YWCA, Palo Alto, CA
Nothing better than a raucous game of twister to lighten up a punk rock show.

YMCA Alex Skate or Die

1999, December 17 at YWCA, Palo Alto, CA
Skate or Die!

NYE 1999 Alan and Mikey

1999, December 31 New Years Eve
Nice jacket Alan.

Mikey fancy sweater

1999, December 31 New Year's Eve
Mikey with his fancy sweater, his fancy beer, and his “look at me, I'm drunk!” pose.

2000

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2000, January 8 at Pleasanton Vet's Hall, Pleasanton, CA
Second to last Your Mother show. Mikey.

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2000, January 8 at Pleasanton Vet's Hall, Pleasanton, CA
Second to last Your Mother show. Alex attempts to wind up the crowd during a particularly boring part of our set.

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2000, January 8 at Pleasanton Vet's Hall, Pleasanton, CA
Pete carrying Joe.

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2000, January 8 at Pleasanton Vet's Hall, Pleasanton, CA
Craig connecting with the active crowd.

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2000, January 8 at Pleasanton Vet's Hall, Pleasanton, CA
This must be after Alan's bass was stolen mid-show.

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2000, January 8 at Pleasanton Vet's Hall, Pleasanton, CA
A photo of the drummer.

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2000, January 8, Pleasanton Vet's Hall, Pleasanton, CA
Alex bike.

January 9, 2000

The last Your Mother show

924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA

Band Photo

Photo by Chris

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Someone brought a fake BonneVicci to the show and hung him in the rafters where he remained for years.

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2001 and beyond

NancyVandal reunion

2009, the High Speed Internet
In the days before Zoom, Nancy Vandal hosted a virtual reunion for Your Mother.

Mikey sailor

2011, Craig's Garage, Oakland, CA
Bonnevicci amongst boxes and boxes of unsold merch.

Line-ups

  • 1990
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Jake - bass
  • Shawn - drums
  • 1991 - 1st Show
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Shawn - drums
  • Hank - vocals
  • 1991 - 2nd and 3rd shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Shawn - drums
  • Jared - vocals
  • 1992 - Many more shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Shawn - drums
  • Jared - vocals/guitar
  • 1992 - One show
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Jared - vocals/guitar
  • 1992 - Even more shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Jared - vocals/guitar
  • Bradley - drums
  • 1992 - One or two shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Jake - vocals
  • Bradley - drums
  • 1993 - A couple shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • 1993 - Lots of shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • 1994 - A couple shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • Jared - vocals
  • 1994 - One show
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - vocals/guitar
  • 1995 - More shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • 1996 - Way more shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • Joe - Vocals
  • 1997 - One show
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • Casey Roir - nothing
  • 1998 - One show
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • Volunteers from the audience - bass
  • 1998 - One tour (4-5 shows)
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - bass
  • 1998 - One show
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • 1998 - Three shows
  • Mikey - keyboards/vocals
  • 1997-1999 - Hella shows
  • Craig - guitar/vocals
  • Alan - bass
  • Bradley - drums
  • Mikey - guitar
  • Joe - Vocals
  • Alex - occasional foolishness/vocals

…and don't forget about the YM cheerleaders, who followed Your Mother around briefly in 1996/1997: Matt, Srini, Vixx, Alex and more.