The musicians were asked about the issue during an interview with Rocking With Jam Man. Firstly, Carla has shared her thoughts about their nipple tape and said it had a meaning.
“No,” Carla answered. “It had a meaning, and it was a snapshot in time. When we started playing music together, we were just two friends.
“We used to be in a cover band together. And let me tell you, the early shows that we played together were so crazy and so incredible – real punk rock.
“We would be covered in blood and feathers and have the tape on our nipples.”
Carla Adds Their Intentions Were Very Pure
Concluding her words, Carla Harvey stated that she doesn’t have regret for it because their intentions were very pure.
“Honestly, we wanted to tour and all that, but we didn’t know that we would be an internationally touring band with young kids coming to shows,” Carla added.
“So we didn’t think about stuff like that. Our intentions were very pure – we just wanted to go out there and have a great time with our friends and put on an amazing show…
“It’s a snapshot in time – like I said. I don’t regret a thing about it.”
Shepherd Agrees With Her Bandmate
Following Carla, Heidi chimed in to tell her honest opinion about their nipple-tape. She exampled the legendary singer Wendy O. Williams and said that she doesn’t regret as her bandmate.
“I don’t know if you’re familiar with Wendy O. Williams, but she’s the first female in rock and metal who really went out there and she told everyone, ‘Hey, you know what? You can’t tell me what to look like. You can’t tell me what to sound like. You can’t tell me the music I’m supposed to make. I’m gonna go out there and I’m gonna do it for myself,'” Heidi says.
“She went out there with a full-on intention of fucking shit up. That’s what she did. One of her singles that we used to cover was called ‘Butcher Baby,’ so that’s where the name comes from.
“She also used to wear that attire. So that’s where the look came from, the attitude – everything. And it’s not lost on me that people didn’t get that correlation, but that’s okay, ’cause we did.
“And to us, we lived in that memory of Wendy O. She basically crawled so we could run. So we don’t regret that at all. I wouldn’t do it now. I’m old. [Laughs]”