fIREHOSE was formed in the spring of 1986 shortly after the untimely death of D. Boon brought an end to Watt and Hurley’s previous band, the Minutemen. Crawford, a then 21-year-old Ohio State student and Minutemen fan heard a false rumor that Watt and Hurley were auditioning guitarists for the band and 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.

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