The Litmus Green formed in 1991 from the ashes of a band called Media Children, of which Rev. Sean, Ed, and Rick were members and Mateo was a friend / roadie / groupie. When things got too heavy and serious between the members of MC they broke up; since Mateo was already playing bass for a side project called Aftermath with Ed and Rick it seemed only natural to form a band with Rev. Sean on vocals. The rest, as they say, is a gross miscarriage of justice against humanity.
Litmus started when all the members lived in Orange County, CA. In the following years the band has spread out and currently live spread amongst Orange and Los Angeles counties, so even though the band is often termed an “OC” band, “Southern California” is more like it.
In September of 2001, Larry (formerly of Resist & Exist) joined as a second guitarist. Litmus Green played what was thought would be the “last” show in October 2002, with Ron Martinez (Final Conflict, 46 Short, Lower Class Brats) filling in on bass, at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA.
Fast forward to 2010 when the band was asked to get back together for a few shows. Everyone had a blast so the band decided to keep on going. Nick (formerly of Jack’s Cold Sweat and an old Litmus roadie) took over bass duties in mid 2010. There is clearly a pattern of roadies taking over on bass which is why Nick won’t allow roadies for the band. Sorry kids.
In early 2013, Rick decided to hang up the drum sticks and Antonio joined as drummer that July.
There have been many releases over the years, ranging from labels that ripped us off to Cargo Music to doing it ourselves. Litmus has also been filmed live for 2 feature movies, one which apparently died in production and the other being director Penelope Spheeris’ award-winning documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization III.” Throughout it all we continue to have fun doing what we love most, playing our music and entertaining (thankfully) a large and very loyal fanbase. If it wasn’t fun we wouldn’t do it…