Well, when I first moved to SF, Kirk Crist ended up being one of my first roommates. I grew to like him rather quickly, as he struck me as knowing a lot about music that I was also into. He had mentioned that he did a few songs with a guy named Roger, somebody he worked with at a local restaurant. They performed under the name the Shuckers. I saw them a few times. The turning point, though, and what was the catalyst which became the Tritones was on one night when the three of us decided to go out on the town, under, shall we say, the influence. We went to DNA lounge, yet were certainly not the ultimate hipsters. Didn't matter, though, with all the twinkling lights....
At about 1:00 am we decided to go to a rehearsal studio in which our friends had a space. Roger and Kirk brought their electric bass and acoustic guitar, I used an electric guitar that was already there. We jammed non-stop for about three hours. That was the starting point of the Tritones.
Gosh John, that is such an awesome story. I wish I had been there. -Kirk