From The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Bass player Tom Lesions remembered meeting [guitarist Terry] Tanger and their first jam session together.
"They were in a kind of country band, and I was punk rock," Lesions said. "Our interests weren't really in line to start, but the first time we got together we wrote a song."
That was in 1979, and they were soon playing as Those X-Cleavers. In the 1980s, for example, the band had albums, an early video and local radio airtime, especially for "Silence the Critics" and "Skip a Beat." And the X-Cleavers played lots of good gigs and later reunion concerts.
"We did have the opportunity to open up for a lot of bands - U2 on their first time here in Madison and the Police on their last time," he said. Tanger later played with Road Damage, a reggae band with a rock edge. Other bands included the more reggae Kojo and then King Solomon.