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wanted to give us free shit like purple psychedelic shirts and we started incorporating all of that shit into our look. By the end of the album cycle, our hair was gigantic and we were wearing psychedelic clothes! We never had a uniformed look like the Ramones. We just kind of floated and did our thing and it wound up biting us in the ass because people said, ‘Hair metal!” I remember Rick “I saw you at our show the other night” and he goes, “Yeah man, we saw your hair and we got scared and left!” You scared the ‘Mats!” Yeah! And the Replacements did their 15 minutes of hair- spray too. Is the reunion show a one-time thing or is there a chance of a show in the NY/NJ area? ‘I saw you at our show the other night’ and he goes, ‘Yeah man, we saw your hair and we got scared and left!’ Richards of the Georgia Satel- lites and Paul Westerberg of the Replacements were in the audi- ence one night when we played. I saw them before the show, but halfway into the show I looked at the booth where they were sitting in the club and they were gone. I ran into Westerberg a couple of nights later and said, NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 Yeah, we’re talking about it. I’m pretty sure it’s going to go well and we’re going to want to do it. That won’t be the de- ciding factor because I’m sure we’ll want to. We could book it right now, but we would want to make more of a big deal about it. We just released a new single. First it’s like let’s do a gig. Then INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 41