Speedealer originally formed in 1992 in Lubbock, TX. under the name REO Speedealer. Its founding members are James Follis [who named the band] (guitar), Rodney Skelton (bass), Jeff Hirshberg (vocals), and Chris Brown (drums). By early '93 REO Speedealer had run its course and broke up. Both Skelton and Hirshberg decided to return to Dallas, while Follis and Brown remained in Lubbock. Upon their return, Skelton, Hirshberg (now on guitar and vocal duties), Mike Noyes (guitar), Dave Woodard (vocals) and Jason Purtle [RIP]/Toby Sheets (drums) reformed the band.