Alter The Press has a feature today about Home Grown 10 years after the main part of their career. Frontman Adam Lohrbach is now working as the creative arts director of a local church in Southern California, but the interview reminisces on the band's career.
How do we know they just never recouped their advance?
Home Grown didn't move units. Hell, until recently the Kings of Pop LP was available on the West Aspen site for a couple bucks. Also, HG had limited merch on the DTR site. And they weren't huge sellers. I doubt they recouped the advance.