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Having a strong affection for surf, sand, oldies radio and The Ramones, The Beatnik Termites wanted to bring the beach to their Mid-Western scene of Cleveland, OH. Starting out with Reggie (Drums / Vocals), Pat (Vocals/ Guitar) and Brian (Bass/ Vocals) in 1987, they combined playful harmonies with 60's influenced bubble gum pop, making them the appropriate soundtrack for every Annette Bunachelo beach movie. After releasing several comp. tracks * including "Punk USA" on Lookout Records -and a couple of EPs, their first full-length "Taste The Sand" came out in 1995. During that same year, Brian quit after a brief stint on the road leaving the Termites on hiatus for two years. During this time, a couple more EP were released with Pat playing double duty on bass and guitar until Josh (formely of The Proms) was recruited in 1997. With a new line-up in tact, "Live at the Orifice" was released that same year.