Trash Monkey's History:
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 soon began to attract the attention
of Miamiís glittering, semi-comatose punk scene.
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. George and Mark left to form the Stun
Guns, Bill (and later Mark) started Harry Pussy, and Lloyd accepted
a high ranking position within Peruís Shining PathĒ 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 otherís arms,
weeping at their foolishness. With legendary Mike OBrien (the Eat, Drug
Czars) ďrecruitedĒ at gunpoint to play drums, the reconstituted band
has been faithfully offending South Florida audiences since 1997.
Pass Out is our anthology, 19 songs spanning
13 years. Our aim is for it to be played, constantly, in airports and
hospitals worldwide. Also, when people vacuum (We've also thoughtfully
inserted a song
list and lyrics, plus a photo
album. What a deal!))
(See also: "Monkey
Time :Local avant-popsters the Trash Monkeys"
By John Floyd)