Rickenbacker Stun Guitar, Lead Grunge

"Elan Portnoy whips up a mean sheet of feedback, alternating with chunky speedriffs ala Sonics. The weirder the song, the spookier the sound he can drag screamin' outta them strings. And believe me, things can get WIERD."

- D.S., Sense of Purpose

Elan joins after Michael Jay brings him to a rehearsal.

Lysergic Emanations recorded, European Tour

Elan joins Rudi, Deb, and Randy Pratt at NYC's Cavestomp for a Fuzztones reunion in '98. In '99, Rudi, Deb, Elan and Ira Elliot go to Italy for a handful of shows including the Indian Biker Festival