In November 1979, Holiday moved from New York into a hotel apartment with Vince in the Montecito Hotel in Hollywood, CA to form, American Bad Taste. By January 1980, Holiday and Vince had written four (4) songs (Mr. & Mrs. Jones, Jamie, Disturbance & Steal A Car), which Casablanca agreed to record. The boys recorded the songs at Cherrywood Studios & Music Lab in Hollywood. Jerry Sommers (Drums), a well-known session drummer at that time and Connie Dasilva (Keyboards), of Viva Beat on Chrysalis Records, were friends that sat in with Vince and Holiday during the Casablanca sessions.
In February 1980, Casablanca executives informed the boys that Casablanca was being acquired by Polygram Records and funding for American Bad Taste was being terminated. As a result, Vince & Holiday decided to relocate to Dayton, Ohio, where they had originally met, played and attended the same high school. Vince & Holiday, wanted to take their brand of punk rock to the American heartland to play clubs in the Midwest and tighten up the band before returning to New York or Hollywood to try for a new record deal.