Ritual Tension began in 1983 in Manhattan. Ended, in terms of live performances, in 1989. A favorite at CBGB, often headlining Fridays and Saturdays, and Hilly Krystal was a co-producer of the band’s second LP recorded live at CBGB. Played multiple dates in Boston and DC, but both a European and a west coast tour never materialized. Played the Ritz and Tin Pan Alley (a three night stand), and the A bar and the Pyramid and wherever the hell. In the meanwhile three full LPs and one EP, followed up years later by a best-of collection.