were your influences (in music and other art)?
At the time, I think my influences were probably:
Art & culture -
SF Mime Troupe
Kesey & the Pranksters
What did you think about:
Tuxedomoon? Inspired madness, obviously. Enjoyed playing in their band immensely. The artistic and personal conflict between Blaine and Steve made the band. That and hiring great sidemen...
Nervous Gender? Riveting performances, dramatic confrontation. Phranc could really break through the ennui.
Screamers? The greatest. Totally inspirational. We stole some technical ideas from them, like what stomp boxes to use and how to get certain instrumental sounds. Gotta buy a painting from Tomata!
Chrome Dinette? I think we played some shows with them, I liked Robot Love.
Devo? Changed my life. They had the total package. There would not have been a Units without Devo. Pure genius and real nice guys too.