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Way back in 1986, back when Cyndi Lauper and Boy George ruled the world with a velvet fist, THE TRASH MONKEYS took their first baby steps on the long march to obscurity. Founding members LLOYD JOHNSON, BILL ORCUTT, MARK FEEHAN and GEORGE KELLEY-fueled by a passionate need for public scorn and armed with a witches brew of guitars, Old Milwaukee, illegal chemicals and provocative evening wear-attracted the attention of Miamis glittering, semi-comatose punk scene. They came off, according to Miami New Times, like a whacked version of Guided by Voices, with a passel of bent but utterly catchy pop tunes that chronicled their obsession with Jesus, television, and housewives, as well as fuzzy guitar hooks that were alternately inventive and rooted in the minimalist pop of postpunk outfits such as Television Personalities and Beat Happening." After a few years of legendary shows, highlighted by the creative use of rancid meat, hungry dogs, and Vaseline, The Trash Monkeys came to the shocking conclusion that they were approaching competence and began to drift in other directions. Kelley and Feehan left to form the STUN GUNS, Orcutt started HARRY PUSSY (later joined by Feehan), and Johnson accepted a high ranking position within Perus Shining Path rebel army. Soon enough, however, the numbing drudgery of receiving critical acclaim, touring exciting cities and evading government death squads began to gnaw at the wayward Monkeys and they fell back into each others arms, weeping at their foolishness. With MIKE OBRIEN (THE EAT, DRUG CZARS) "recruited" at gunpoint to play drums, the reconstituted band has been faithfully offending South Florida audiences since 1997." - Smitten.

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