Following a support to the Dead Kennedys, Grong Grong impressed Jello Biafra so much that he offered them a deal with Alternative Tentacles. The self titled EP featured one studio side (recorded as part of winning a battle of the bands contest) and a live side recorded at the Seaview Ballroom in St-Kilda (Melbourne). Unfortunately, as luck would have it when the EP was released lead singer Michael was in a coma for a number of years following a drug overdose which put Grong Grong on hiatus. Amazingly he survived (although was forever paralyzed from the waist down) and years later went onto front HACK which featured members of members of Fear & Loathing. Guitarist Charles Tolnay went onto King Snake Roost, Lubricated Goat & Tumor Circus. Disbanded for 25 years, Grong Grong made a return to the stage in 2009 in support of a career retrospective, "To Hell’n’Back". Fast forward 30 odd years later and Grong Grong are supporting Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine at The Corner Hotel!
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