Pass Out

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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 Miami's 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.”