Atrocity Exhibition was a punk/goth/indie/whatever band from San Diego in general, and the quaint horse-and-golf- -course community of Bonita in particular. The name came from the opening track on Joy Division's second and last LP. We later found out that they pinched it from a short story by J.G. Ballard. The band started out as Typhoid Mary with Matthew Blake Wilson on guitar, Jesus Reyes on bass, Nez Mirage on drums, and Joji Mangubat on vocals. Joji left and Blake took over on vocals and the band played hardcore punk. After a long night listening to PiL's "The Flowers of Romance" LP, the band quit hardcore and turned to the more psychedelic and introspective sounds of Joy Division, Savage Republic, Bauhaus, Sex Gang Children, and The Cure for inspiration. Jesus and Nez left and were replaced by Finn Lohner on bass and Tony Powers on drums. The band played a lot of parties and some shows, including gigs at Che Cafe at UCSD, Studio 517 at 5th and Market downtown, Greenwich Village West on Fourth Avenue, North Park Lion's Club, and some bizarre clubs in Tijuana.