Edward [Crawford] called me last summer and he asked me that he wants to write some new songs and maybe try some more fIREHOSE. He helped me a lot. Edward came to me in a very hard part of my life. fIREHOSE did 20 tours, seven years, a lot of work. And George Hurley–for 14 years I played with him and little more than half of that was with fIREHOSE. So, I have a lotta respect for those two men…
As far as the reunion, Edwards asked about it and he said Georgie’s into it. Edward would have to come to Cali though. He’s in Pittsburgh, takin’ care of his folks. I have a lotta respect for edfromohio. I think fIREHOSE came at a period where Minutemen hadn’t gotten to college people yet and with fIREHOSE it was more there. There was more of an open audience.
I spoke to Georgie before this tour and I’m going to record some songs with him. Georgie’s one of the greatest drummers I’ve ever played with in my life. Also, me and Georgie got asked by this Neutral Milk guy–sorry, I don’t know his name. Neutral Milk Hotel? He’s curating All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in December and he asked me and Georgie, as a duo, to do some Minutemen songs.
fIREHOSE formed in the spring of 1986, several months following the death of Minutemen vocalist and guitarist D. Boon. fIREHOSE played their last show on February 12, 1994 in San Pedro, California.