I saw these guys in 87 or 88 I think at the Hollywood Palladium opening for Midnight Oil. I really loved them, but it was short lived. There was no place for them in the marketplace.

The band disbanded in 1995, but in 2006 Bryan Harvey and his family were victims in the Richmond Spree Murders, in which 7 people were brutally murdered.

From Wikipedia:

“In the early afternoon of January 1, 2006, the bodies of Kathryn, Bryan, Stella, and Ruby Harvey, were found dead in the basement of their burning house in the Woodland Heights district of Richmond, Virginia. The family of four had been beaten with a claw hammer, slashed, had their throats slit, and bound with electrical cord and tape.


Kathryn Elizabeth “Kathy” Harvey (née Grabinsky) (November 28, 1966 – January 1, 2006), 39, was the co-owner of a popular local toy shop called World of Mirth in Richmond’s Carytown district, and was the half-sister of actor Steven Culp. Her husband Bryan Taber Harvey (April 27, 1956 – January 1, 2006), 49, was the lead singer/guitarist of House of Freaks, a two-man college rock band. Their daughters Stella Ann (November 3, 1996 – January 1, 2006) and Ruby May (July 4, 2001 – January 1, 2006) were 9 and 4, respectively. Bryan and Kathryn died of blunt-force trauma to the head, Stella of smoke inhalation and blunt-force trauma to the head, and Ruby of stab wounds to her back, one of which punctured her lung.

Johnny Hott, Bryan’s friend who was the drummer in House of Freaks, called 911 after noticing that the Harvey household had been set on fire.”


One guy in the crime spree pled guilty for a life sentence, the other was executed for killing the two little girls. That Wikipedia page is brutal.