'First impression: the Replacements' Bob Stinson has reincarnated and started a punk band in Seacliff. If it weren't for the tray card photo of the Sno-White Drive-In, I'd have a hard time believing that Pipe hails from Aptos--or anywhere else in Santa Cruz County for that matter. This is a band with the kind of serious chops that usually comes with years of struggle to land gigs in competitive urban centers like Minneapolis, Seattle or Los Angeles: strong, colorful vocals and brilliant pop songwriting. Full of quirky attitude and yet surprisingly unpretentious, Pipe's songs are finely crafted, short on clumsy artifice and long on catchy hooks set with barbed lyrics and held in place by high-torque grooves. This one's not just a contender for best of the year so far, it's one of the best releases from a local band in the past few.' Rob Pratt GOOD TIMES April 30, 1998 The now defunct Pipe band's final show was initially set to be their CD release party. This maiden voyage swan song of over 70 minutes of music plus stolen movie soundbites and a free cigarette is now available exclusively on CD Baby for a punk ass price of only ten bucks! Full lyric sheet and lotsa band pix too.