Hailing from the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area, Overwhelming Colorfast were a local favorite in 1991-92. The original line-up was Bob Reed on guitar and vocals, brother Dan Reed on drums and backing vocals,Torg Halin on guitar and Steve "Bean" Espaniola on bass and backing vocals. They released one EP on a local label before being singed to Relativity Records in 1992. Their debut was produced by Butch Vig. Vig's production and mix cleaned up Colorfast's raw sound,robbing them of their energy.