The Grim started in 1983 playing parties in the San Fernando Valley. Their music appeared on numerous compilation records released by Mystic Records. In 1984 Mystic released their self titled debut record known as the "Orange Album". You may have seen it as a back drop in the movie "Pretty In Pink". The song, "Saipan Death March" by The Grim was one of the most requested songs on the Rodney On The ROQ show in 1984. The Grim toured the country with NOFX, Scared Straight and others.