A few years later, Red Herring would win a Shindig! battle of the bands put on by UBC (the album, which also features Death Sentence, is not so rare but not so common either, and also features - among the bands people remember - Death Sentence and Rhythm Mission (with Dennis Mills, also of AKA and The Judys). The whole album is online here - Red Herring contribute two tracks, "Tone of Voice" and "The Brain Song;" there's also footage of a young Red Herring performing at the Savoy from this time period. Red Herring would, decades later, record an official studio take of "The Brain Song" for their 2020 EP Neon, and make a video for it too, but between about 1985 and 2020, this compilation, a contribution to the Undergrowth cassette (rips of which circulate on file-sharing programs), and Red Herring's original 1985 EP Taste Tests, which they funded from the proceeds of winning the Shindig!, were all the evidence you were likely to find (there was also a demo tape that a few copies were made of, but it's not something you'll likely see out there, aside from the collections of members of the band; none have sold on Discogs, for example - ever).
That's heartbreaking. Do you know those guys?
Oh, god, they were in the same band together? I always get their names confused.
How did you come to take a couple of verses on that?
Square Moon 2?