- "An Evening of Mental Relaxation", this was the title
of the second performance that Joe and I, the Static
Probe Pioneers, took part in. We had the opening slot for
No More Sad Films (a short-lived Pittsburgh pop band). We
think they invited us because we gave them an opportunity
to play at a show in Joe's basement.
- Normally, when one attends a Static Probe Pioneers'
show, you can expect some anarchy, noise, and rock, but
this show was an extreme departure. This was somewhat of
a mellow show considering the crowd was mostly made up of
moronic hippies. Our performance took place in a venue
called The Window Works. Upon arriving, I noticed that
there were only five relaxing on the countless amounts of
rugs, carpets, and blankets. After a few minutes of
waiting, we took the stage with 10 people staring at us.
We opened up with a prerecorded MIDI file of "The Star
Spangled Banner" that was played through a hand-held tape
recorder. At this point the hippies were confused. We
made our way through a very clean set, while more and
more people kept entering the Window Works. I screamed,
"Hey! We're trying to put on a rock concert. Get out of
here!" The hippies seemed disturbed, but we continued to
tear through our 45 minute set, which included: "Static
is Radical", "Mittens and Galoshes", "Don't Crash the
Microscope", "Ampersand", and others. We even managed to
play "Chattanooga", where I got the crowd moving while
screaming lyrics about killing robots. Overall, a
successful evening considering we played maybe our
cleanest set ever and scared a bunch of hippies with
noisy electronic rock."
- -Agent Rex Valence
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