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San Pedro, California, United States (1986 – 1994, 2012 – present)

fIREHOSE is an band which formed in 1986 in San Pedro, California, United States. The band consists of Ed Crawford (vocals, guitar), Mike Watt (bass) and George Hurley (drums).

fIREHOSE was formed in the spring of 1986 shortly after the accidental death of D. Boon brought an end to Watt and Hurley’s previous band, Minutemen. Crawford, a then 21-year-old Ohio State student and Minutemen fan was invited up on the roof of the Camper Van Beethoven van in Columbus, Ohio, where the members of Camper Van Beethoven told Crawford a false rumor that Watt and Hurley were auditioning guitarists for a new band. Crawford, having found Watt’s phone number in the phone book, called him up and expressed his desire to come out to California and play with them. Still mourning the loss of his friend Boon, Watt initially was not interested and in fact had lost much of his desire to play music, however Crawford’s persistence eventually paid off when he showed up unannounced in San Pedro and asked Watt for the chance to come over and play for him. Watt eventually agreed and the two met with Crawford “auditioning” for Watt by playing him The Who’s, “I’m One” as well as a few Minutemen songs. Impressed with Crawford’s passion and enthusiasm, Watt and Hurley agreed to give the inexperienced “kid” from Ohio a shot and the band was formed. Crawford quickly relocated to San Pedro where he became known as Ed Fromohio and spent nine months sleeping under a desk in Watt’s one bedroom apartment. The name of the band was taken from a short film of Bob Dylan doing “Subterranean Homesick Blues” as Watt thought it was funny when Dylan held up a cue card for the lyric that said “firehose”.

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