In 1983, Simon Bob Sinister co-founded the Ugly Americans In Durham, North Carolina, along with Danny Hooligan, Chris Eubank and Dan Adams. Adams soon left and was replaced by Jon McClain. This punk band's musical influences were diverse. After releasing, The Dream Turns Sour, Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed and Philadelphia Freedom, the band broke up. In 1986, Simon Bob Sinister then joined the already established, Corrosion of Conformity, releasing the EP Technocracy. Sinister left Corrosion of Conformity two years later and the Ugly Americans reformed.
In 2014, Ugly Americans reformed and recorded a 4-song EP entitled, Panopticon. The EP included the tracks, Panopticon, Children of the GMO Corn, Praying Mantis and Pony Picture. Since this recording, the band has played shows in North Carolina and is planning multiple tours for 2015.