Multi-instrumentalist Rick Potts is a founding member of cult influential experimenters Los Angeles Free Music Society in the mid-70s. Potts has been active in the L.A. area since then, and his involvement in recording and performing with LAFMS unit, Le Forte Four, lasted through the early '80s. In Le Forte Four, he played electric guitar with an electric toothbrush and other implements, in addition to playing saxophone, xylophone and musical saw. In 1982, Potts formed experimental ensemble Dinosaurs with Horns with analog synthesizer and samplist Joseph Hammer (both later show up on Danny Cohen's 1999 Tzadik release). In the mid-80s, Potts also became involved in Steaming Coils (with Medicine's Brad Laner) and Debt of Nature. In 1992, he formed Solid Eye with Hammer and ex-Monitor Steve Thomsen.