Gray Matter - Take It Back

Gray Matter officially formed in the summer of 1983 but Geoff Turner, Mark Haggerty and Dante Ferrando had been playing in bands since their early middle school days. By early 1983, Dante and Mark were playing in Iron Cross but when the bands image began to reflect its supporters more than the members than themselves, Dante quit. Soon after Mark also left and the two reunited with Geoff and Iron Cross roadie, Steve Niles and started playing shows around Washington DC as Gray Matter. The Band rehearsed in Dante's fathers restaurant (that would become the name of their other album) and was soon to host many of the shows by Rites of Spring, Gray Matter, Embrace, etc that gave rise to DC's Revolution Summer in 1985