The Suicide Machines
This ska/punk outfit was formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1990 by Jason Navarro (2 April 1973; vocals), Dan Lukacinsky (b. 26 April 1970, USA; guitar/vocals), Jason Brake (bass), and Stefan (drums). Originally called the Uglies, and then Jack Kevorkian And The Suicide Machines!, the band originally featured Navarro on bass, before Jason Brake was brought into the line-up. Stefan left the band in 1991 and was replaced in quick succession by Bill Jennings and then Derek Grant (b. 24 April 1977). In 1993, the band released a seven-track demo cassette, The Essential Kevorkian, on Grants Old School Records label. It was quickly followed by the single Vans, that came out on the Youth Rendition label. When Brake left the group the following year to study in Japan the remaining members decided to disband, despite having only just released Green World (also on Old School). They regrouped shortly afterwards, recruiting Dave Smith and then Royce Nunley...