(From Wikipedia): The Riptides were formed in February 1998. Their original lineup included Andy Vandal (vocals), Bob Goblin (bass),
Johnny Dangerously (drums), and Steve Ransom (guitar) and the band
released the cassette-only "Harelip" record. Later that year,
Dangerously and Ransom left the country to travel and were replaced by
Doug Vermin (guitar) and Sean Shameless (drums). This lineup would
remain consistent until 2005.
From 1999-2001, the band recorded and released several independent
records off of their own, label Goblin Records. In 2002 the band
recorded "Drop Out" at the Electric Cave in Portsmouth, N.H. The
recording was engineered by Jim Tierney and produced by Joe Queer who
provided lead vocals for two of the songs, "I'm Lobotomized 'Cause of
You" and "Surfers Are Back".
In 2006 the band signed to Union Label Group, in Canada and Red Scare Industries in the U.S. releasing the record "Hang Out". The album was recorded by Mass Giorgini,
and again featured guest vocals by Joe Queer for the song "China Doll".
The record featured drummer Pat Bitch of The PG-13s, and guitarist
Skottie Lobotomy of The Creeps.
In 2008 the band recorded an all instrumental
EP titled "Mental Therapy" Rally Records. It was engineered by Luke
Copyright and was their first release to feature new drummer Dan Lumley. The EP produced the song "Return To Blood Beach" which was featured in the video game Skate 2.
In 2009 the band signed to Asian Man Records and in May 2009, recorded the full-length "Tales From Planet Earth." It was again produced by Mass Giorgini and engineered by Phil Hill (Teen Idols) and Ryan Razor at Sonic Iguana
Studios in Lafayette, IN. "Tales" was released on Oct. 13th 2009.
Andy Vandal Vocals
Dan Lumley Drums
Bob Goblin Bass
Doug Vermin Guitar