Food For Thought (Colored Vinyl)
Released on October 20, 2009
Vinyl includes MP3 download card
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 when the band's image began to reflect it's supporters more than the members 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's first album, “Food For Thought” was originally released on R&B records in 1985 while the members
were still in High School and continues to stand out as a classic teenage punk album. In the aftermath of
DC’s Revolution Summer Gray Matter recorded the brilliant “Take It Back” 12” EP which was released on
Dischord in 1986. Shortly thereafter Mark left to go to college and the band went on one of their frequent hiatuses.
Dante went on to play drums for Ignition and Geoff, Steve, and Mark reunited and formed the band
Three, with Jeff Nelson from Minor Threat.
Gray Matter re-emerged in the spring of 1990 and released a double seven inch in 1991 and the full-length,
“Thog”, in 1992.
The first Dischord edition of “Food For Thought” was released on vinyl in 1990 along with the “Food For
Thought”/”Take It Back” Maxi-CD (DIS49).
In late 2008 Dischord Records began recutting much of our vinyl catalog here in the United States. We began
by re-pressing current titles, and later re-issuing others, all re-cut at Chicago Mastering Service. All re-issued
12“ albums feature complimentary MP3 album downloads coupons