Before the summer of 1992, Dave and Terry decided to form a band while on break from school. Terry called Chris, a drummer they had played withÂ brieflyÂ during the spring of 1991 and he was up for it. Soon after getting into Houston they scheduled the first practice. Â Dave suggested his friend from college Danny play guitar, with Terry on bass (mostly), Chris on drums, and Dave on vocals and keyboards… with Ray C. on sax and bongos.
After choosing the name ‘mr. lizardman’, our first gig was June 9 at a run-down, little bar on White Oak called Locals. After that we played a “Breakin Out” night at Zelda’s, Â then more shows at Zelda’s and Fitzgerald’s. Â We even opened for “Little Sister” in October. It was toward the end of the summer that we recorded our only demo/ep/whatever, “would you care for a hamburger?”. It was recorded and mixed over 8 hours at “Stinky’s Studios”, a 16 track studio next to Fitzgerald’s, with Terry on guitar and bass, Dave on vocals and keyboards, and Chris on drums.
Both the name ‘mr. lizardman’ and ‘would you care for a hamburger?’ were taken from quotes from Paul Reubens’ character in Cheech and Chongs “Nice Dreams”.