After Soho Vultures broke up, Nasty Suicide (born Jan Stenfors) packed his bags and moved with other Hanoi Rocks men to Los Angeles. There he joined Michael Monroe's band and played guitar in Michael's solo album "Not Fakin' It". Nasty also met Timo Kaltio there and they decided to form a new band. They tested local musicians but when they bumbed into Les Riggs and Mike Finn they hired them. This was the first version of Cheap And Nasty. They made a few concerts with this line-up in California until authorities noticed that Nasty didn't have a working permit.