1985: THE CANNON AS A PHALLIC SYMBOL!
In 1985 we released our third album on Capitol/E.M.I. entitled LONG WAY TO HEAVEN. On the album was a song called “Ride the Rocket” written by Bob Halligan and myself. On our headline show through arenas and theatres in Canada the song was in the set every night. We had this bit where I would straddle the cannon and when the song kicked into the lead the cannon would shoot confetti (symbolically representing the sexual act of intercourse I suppose) over the audience. Eventually, because the female members of the audience kept throwing us their bras and panties, we filled the cannon with underwear instead.