The Nixons were founded in Oklahoma City by singer and guitarist Zac Maloy, guitarist Jesse Davis, bassist Ricky Brooks, and drummer Tye Robison. The group released their debut EP Six in 1992 on Dragon Street Records, and replaced Robison with John Humphrey before releasing Halo in 1994 on Dallas-based Rainmaker Records. This would lead into the band’s breakout record Foma, their official debut LP, released in 1995 on MCA Records. The record included the radio hits “Sister”, ” Happy Song”, “Wire”, and “Passion”. The Nixons would capitalize on their newfound success with a loaded touring schedule, including dates with KISS, Sevendust, Slash’s Snakepit, Brother Cane, Soul Asylum, Radiohead, and Toadies. “Foma” eventually peaked at No. 77 on the Billboard 200.