Ton. Weighing in at 2,000 pounds. This from Wikipedia “The ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings and uses over the years.”
And from Dan at Vintage City; “TON was a band that rolled in like a tank and flew out like a rocket. The band woke me up. I was hearing what they call Grunge on the radio, and where Grunge was new, TON was already there. They were HEAVY and it didn’t matter what the magazine called it. Maybe it WAS grunge, but I heard my own voice out of TON- and TON said what I wanted to say. Meditation to mosh pit, there were these songs- in particular this PASTE which upon hearing, got me to try to figure it out on my guitar. “Empty out your pockets, I see what you’ve been building- Secret rockets Shoot the moon & send me all the way.” goes the chorus that I heard as badassery as much as truth. There’s honesty here. I don’t know where this single was printed, but TON was out of DEFIANCE. Ohio. Literal Man was more youth speaking it’s mind. Unafraid to celebrate misery in the form of unabashed (and bashed) drunken bottle downing, LITERAL MAN was re-titled and released on the other side of PASTE- and also on TON’s Cassette PEEL-OUT. They would always remain humble, like a tank in sweat pants THEY WOULD PLAY THE HEAVIEST INSIDE OUT UPSIDE DOWN UNTIL THE END… AND THEN COME BACK WITH THE SONG THAT TOPPED ALL THAT. They WERE a secret rocket and they remain soo. In the form of this increasingly secret 45.”
Ton were; Tony Perales, Todd Holtsberry, Joe RoblesMark Hutchins (Old West End Records recording artist) Engineered by Scott Kramer, March 1992, Praise Dobbs Records, Bowling Green, Ohio.