Formed in 1981 in San Diego, CA, Manual Scan quickly became a mainstay of the Southern California Mod scene. They shared the stage with such acts as General Public, The Bangles, Rain Parade, No Doubt, The Plimsouls, The Romantics, The Godfathers, Squire, The Three O’Clock and The Untouchables. They toured extensively throughout California, and played gigs in Mexico and England, including a gig at the 100 Club. They scaled back in late 1990 and Kevin soon formed The Shambles, a band that Bart joined within its first few months. Manual Scan never went away, however, and continues to perform and record on an infrequent basis.