Fungo Mungo was formed in 1988 by Mike Johnson on guitar; Jeff Gomes on drums; Damon Ramirez on keyboards; Damion Gallegos taking the helm as front man/vocalist for the first time; and Kevin Silva on bass who would later be replaced by Arion “thumpy” Salazer in 1989. Fungo Mungo signed to Island Records by Chris Blackwell in 1991, releasing Humungous to college radio and nation airwaves in 1992. The band’s first recordings, luckily enough, were produced by Matt Winegar (Primus: Suck on This, Sailing the Seas of Cheese; Spent Poets: self titled debut and Steve; Slider: Fremont.) In 1989, Fungo Mungo released their self titled debut, produced by Matt Winegar to critical acclaim and college radio airplay. Their legendary live shows alongside Bay Area peers: Primus, Mr. Bungle, Limbomaniacs, Psychofunkapus, Deli Creeps… created a musical movement dubbed, “thrash funk”, making them victors of this major label signing flurry which included: Primus, Psychofunkapus, Fungo Mungo, and platinum artist Faith No More.