From Fox Pass site:
The first era of FOX PASS was from 1972 to 1978. Formed while Jon Macey and Michael Roy were still in high school, the original concept was Bob Dylan-styled folk music played with a Mothers of Invention influence (Freak Out, We're Only in it for the Money, etc.). The Mothers influence did set the stage for Fox Pass as Performance Art, most likely a confusing aspect of the band for the public and a confounding state of affairs for some of the band members. Clearly, even the name "Fox Pass" was designed to create an ironic distance and a deceptive veneer for the band to carry out various psychodramas. The first shows were as an acoustic duo in places like the infamous Cambridge Common Concert Series. By 1973, Michael's brother John Roy had joined on bass, and there was a series of local drummers. Early gigs were notable for the quick evolution towards the New York City sound of 2 swirling rhythm guitars, epitomized by the Velvet Underground. The chaotic pounding and 'Sister Ray' guitar jams drove most of the drummers away, as it was not the typical Boston night club thing. Finally, in 1974 Ricci LaCentra became the drummer, with an empathic understanding of this new sound, and the band started to take off with a solid line up.