The thing I've remembered most about recording "M-16" has nothing to do with the actual song.
Like you Bob, I've never owned a copy of the tape. A few weeks ago I was visiting my parents and finally did hear it after twenty years. What the hell, it's a pretty fuckin' cool punk tune! I'm also pretty positive that had I done the solo, Vocca never would have gotten laid by claiming to have played it!
Anyway, what I'll never forget is our friend Tim Kelly tagging along for the session and swilling a bottle of cheap booze. Before too long he was drunk as hell, but no one payed much attention--I guess we were too busy with our song. During the mixing stage however, young Tim suddenly leaned over in his chair and projected a virtual lake of vomit all over Crossen's studio floor! Truly a definative PUNK ROCK move!
To his credit, Mike didn't appear too fazed by it. He just brought out a mop and we cleaned it up and went on with our business.