Our last performance of 1990 was a Planned Parenthood benefit in NYC at the no-longer-with-us venue Wetlands. We had played most of the year in our acoustic guise, with Kevin Salem and Wilbo Wright, and indeed prior to the concert proper, the four of us provided background noise for a VIP cocktail hour. But our “real” set of the night was electric, with Gene Holder on bass. The bill was the Indigo Girls, Joan Osborne, and Matthew Sweet; I can’t even imagine what “Mushroom Cloud of Hiss” sounded like in that context. No encore.