About Thelonious Monster
This rocking band wowed critics with their loose, smarter-than-average rock tunes -- think Tim-era Replacements filtered through the L.A. Alternative Rock scene of the late 1980s, though TM were more focused on straight-ahead rock than artsier contemporaries such as Jane's Addiction. Critically applauded, they also counted Tom Waits, John Doe, and Soul Asylum as fans and collaborators. Sadly, Thelonious Monster's career could be turned into a television after-school special on the evils of drink.