This interview took place outside of 924 Gilman on March 5th,1994 after their set. Within 30 seconds I almost got parked on, sowe moved across the street to get run over. Imagine cars whizzingby every 10 seconds, people buzzing by every five seconds, andpearls of wisdom flying by as fast as the recorder allowed.Present in Body: Larry Livermore, Guitar and Vocals. Pat H., Bass.Tyson McCreary, Interview Boy. Scott Something, Co-Interview Boy.Janelle Blarg, Loud passer-by. Hollie Hopeless, Quiet passer-by.Present in Spirit, or at least mentioned: Chris Appelcore, drums.Tyson: OK, This is my first interview.Larry: Your very first interview?Tyson: Yeah. Do you guys really believe that you're going torevolutionize pop?Scott: It's sort of a statement I guess you made.Larry: Well, sometimes we have our doubts - even the Potatomen havedoubts. I think that mostly it's just a question of you have tobelieve in yourself and you have something to say that is a suddenor drastic departure from what people have been saying. Andsometimes it's hard to get other people to believe in you and forthe same reason it's sometimes hard to believe in yourself, becauseyou're doing something that's enough of a difference from whateverybody else has been doing. And people are not likely to takeyou seriously - at least at first - and in fact they might evenhate you. But I don't think we've earned too much hatred yet.Patrick: We've got a fair amount of quick surprise. They listen tous, and go, "Oh, I didn't know you guys sounded like that."Tyson: In MRR, you said that you didn't really want to tailor yoursound to get covered in MRR, and weren't really interested infinding or creating another scene. Do you think that hurts you orother bands who don't want to change to get their message out?Larry: I think the short term it will, yeah. We have an advantagebecause we're right here in the middle of everything. And we haveaccess to our own media with the record company, and a lot of us doour own writing and publishing. So, it's not going to hurt us asmuch as a band from, say, where you are, or even farther away. IfMRR doesn't like them, they might as well not exist. That doesn'tseem right. In the long run, new things will develop, but in theshort term, it will hurt bands.Tyson: How have you been received so far at the various shows?Larry: It ranges from wild applause to astute boredom.Tyson: What do you think about the show tonight?Larry: It was pretty haphazard.Patrick: Yeah, we were very sloppy.Scott: You guys seemed kind of nervous. I suppose I would be, too.Larry: Yeah, it's funny, though. Because we've all been on stagelots of times. Especially me, but these guys have been in otherbands, too. For some reason, this band makes us all a lot morenervous. Maybe because we take it more seriously than stuff we'vedone in the past.Tyson: Do you think you're more nervous because admittedly, it isdifferent? Not many other bands play acoustic. And it'sdefinitely not conforming to a lot other stuff that's happening.Larry: Well, it's a pretty traditional punk audience tonight, too.There's other times when the audience will be more mixed and willinclude people that already know us or like us. But that tends toincrease the nervousness, too, when you're know you're going tohave to please people who aren't predisposed to like you.