Big'n was a group that idolized classic rock artists but also embraced the up-and-coming Chicago music scene they were part of during the early '90s. During their seven-year career, the band released two full-length records as they toured big cities and small towns across the United States. The group's agent even tried booking a slot for them at Afghan Whig guitarist/vocalist Greg Dulli's wedding with indie rock band Scrawl only to get the thumbs down from Dulli. The members of Big'n met through mutual friends and formed in 1990 in Joliet, IL. Wnukowski, guitarist Todd Johnson, bassist Chris Johnson, and vocalist William Akins began rehearsing in Wnukowski's parents' basement. The intention of the band was to be "loud and tight like a semi-well-oiled machine," according to Wnukowski. He said, "well-oiled machines are too quiet."