Paskow had previously played in the punk band The Invaders; Agnelli had been in the Nervus Rex; Goodkind, the band's leader, had knocked around in U.S. Ape, and had been the founder of two NYC new music venues: Irving Plaza and the Peppermint Lounge. They followed the Kingston Trio in covering Hoyt Axton's "Greenback Dollar" and PP&M in covering the traditional folk song that PP&M credit to Reverend Gary Davis about Samson, "If I Had My Way", and also performed a bittersweet Polish song associated with the union Solidarity; many of their own originals were powerfully political, but somewhat indirect; for example, "You Can't Kill Me" alludes to the assassination of gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk The band released two records; "The Washington Squares" and "Fair and Square." The group broke up after Paskow's death in 1994. Agnelli has continued to perform on and off (she sings on some of Brave Combo's albums). Goodkind left the music business for some years, re-emerging as the conductor and arranger for the TriBattery Pops, an orchestra of volunteers who live near the former site of New York's World Trade Center.
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