Hoyt Curtin: It was about these two curlews, they were just a pair, and they were flying over a field and this doggoned farmer picks up a shotgun and blows the lady away.
Doug Allen: It was punky stuff, like a new wave band. It’s weird. It was like Dolly Parton meets Devo.
Curtin: That’s right. Some of it is very inventive and some of it isn’t. (laughs) Why go to Julliard?
Allen: I applied to RISD in 1973. You can never really erase yourself.
Curtin: You let the action handle it.
Allen: I did that for a couple of years.
Curtin: We really had fun doing that. They’re still doing that.
Allen: There definitely was a scene. It became national.
Curtin: It was a beautiful thing but it didn’t catch on.
Allen: I would put on my sport jacket and take my portfolio around to magazines; I think I only got one gig doing a strip for High Times.
Curtin: As I remember, it was about ladies on an alien planet who turned into tarantulas.
Allen: There was one called Dorette International, where I would find tap handles, old plexiglass, every different beer brand buried into the ground.
Curtin: That’s how that was done. First they made two, maybe three years of new things.
Allen: There were just stacks of them at all the shops, especially in record stores along Thayer Street.
Curtin: I didn’t have any idea, I hadn't seen anything.