Gray Matter "Food For Thought" LP
Food For Thought is Gray Matter's first album, originally released on R&B Records in 1985 and later re-issued on Dischord.
This 12" LP was re-cut and re-issued with a free MP3 download in October 2009.
vocals & guitar
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 junior high school days.
In 1983, Dante and Mark were playing in Iron Cross, but Dante was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with some of the band's more violent supporters and he left the band. Soon after, Mark also left and the two reunited with Geoff and Iron Cross roadie Steve Niles and started playing shows around D.C., first as G-men and later, 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. In 1986, Dischord Records released the EP "Take It Back". Shortly thereafter Mark left the band to go to college and the band broke up.
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.