The band existed from 1980-1993 where they split up. After the initial break up, in 1994 Gary Gennaro and Tommy Scanlan reassembled the band with a new lineup to fulfill their recording contract with Century Media. They only had a month to finish the album, as a result many of the songs that appeared on "On The Verge" were originally recorded with the early lineup. Lyrics for those songs were rewritten by Mark Brignac though musically they were the same. In 1997, Gary and Tommy had decided that it no longer felt like GYR and disbanded.