Because of this mess with the Maxies, I think we should all listen to this recording that really demonstrates what a bunch of cool guys VGS is comprised of. Jump to 1:45 for the bit I’m talking about. For emphasis, though, the Maxies have NOT stolen anything or taken revenge. Strangely the band whose gimmick is crude assholes in masks is taking the high road. This should give VGS pause.

From the Wikipedia article:

Probe records released a 7″ which was made to look as if it were a split between Hickey and the Voodoo Glow Skulls. On one side of the 7″ was the Hickey song “Food Stamps and Drink Tickets” and the other side members of Hickey played the trumpet that was stolen from Voodoo Glow Skulls over the answering machine messages left by Voodoo Glow Skulls members and Epitaph Records employees demanding the return of the instrument. The 7″ also falsely had the Epitaph Records logo on the back as Epitaph had no official part in the release.

According to the zine included with the 7″, the two bands played together at the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona. Matty Luv, singer of Hickey, made disparaging remarks about Epitaph Records and the commercialization of punk. After members of both bands had a confrontation, the Voodoo Glow Skulls convinced the venue owner to eject Hickey without pay. In response, Hickey stole the trumpet in question out of the Voodoo Glow Skulls van.

After receiving threatening messages on their answering machine, Hickey filled the trumpet with pudding[citation needed] and returned it.[citation needed]