The initial line–up of the band formed in 1989, with guitarist Andy Switzky, guitarist Matt Talbott, bassist Akis Boyatzis, and drummer Jeff Kropp. Matt and Andy met at a cafe named Treno's where Andy worked. Discussions about music led to the two forming the nucleus of a Hum. Matt had previously played in the local group We Ate Plato and was presently a member of Honcho Overload; Andy had performed in the semi–serious live band Obvious Man and had studio experience with Designer Mustard Gas.
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Brett Powell (The Human Abstract)

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Andrew Seward (Human Parts)