The Riptides

Members: Andy Vandal; Doug Vermin; Bob Goblin; Mikey Voodoo; Bulltit Established Date: 1998 Record Label: Asian Man Records Bandcamp Link: Listen on Bandcamp

The Riptides were formed in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in February 1998. The original lineup included Andy Vandal (vocals) Bob Goblin (bass), Johnny Dangerously (drums), and Steve Ransom (guitar) and the band released the cassette-only Harelip record. Later that year, Dangerously and Ransom left the country to travel abroad and were replaced by Doug Vermin (guitar) and Sean Shameless (drums). This lineup would remain consistent until 2005.