The Story Of Four Hour Fogger
Four Hour Fogger is a local Atlanta band that Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds were in prior to Mastodon. I used to be in a band that played with them quite often. Brent or Troy gave me this back in the 1990s, but I never listened to it because we always played together and even rehearsed in the same building. The vocalist is Gary Lindsey who would go on to be in Assjack with Hank 3.
The style is more punk/hardcore than Mastodon, but this is when Brent and Troy started playing together. In 1994 Braun and Bill moved up from New York, and Mastodon began.
Four Hour Fogger’s 90s demo cassette features Brent Hinds and Troy Sanders from Mastodon and is very hard to find.
The writing on the tape is handwritten by Troy Sanders, who was the most was of the guys and the defacto “manager”.
Four Hour Fogger YouTube
This rare footage is from a show in New Orleans.
Refernces In WikiPedia
Here is the Wikipedia reference from Brent’s Wikipedia page;
Hinds left Alabama for Atlanta, Georgia, to pursue a music career. At this time, he met Troy Sanders, a future member of Mastodon. According to Sanders, he “lived in his van for the next five years,” becoming a member of Sanders’ then band, Four Hour Fogger. The first practice he attended with this band, he allegedly “showed up so wasted he couldn’t even play”.
Once Four Hour Fogger fell apart, they stuck together, eventually meeting Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher at a High on Fire concert in “their friend’s basement”. The four began a new musical venture with then singer Eric Saner, touring the southern USA, working 40-hour weeks, and committing to the band in their spare time. The band’s mainstream success would ensue after Saner left the band, pushing Hinds to the forefront not just as a guitarist but also as a vocalist, the duties he would share with Sanders.