Album: The Boldness of Style EP
I neither loved nor hated Thelonious Monster’s first two albums, 1986’s Baby … You’re Bumming My Life Out in A Supreme Fashion and 1987’s Next Saturday Afternoon. That’s because I couldn’t make heads nor tails of them. I listened to them, and I no idea what ringleader Bob Forrest was trying to do.
This remains weird to me, because I liked his voice, and knew that it he was — for lack of a better phrase — on our side, and he worked in various idioms that I loved, and yet, and yet, none of it stuck, not even the ones where they were actually trying. Looking back, the only thing I can imagine is that they wanted to try to turn a Replacements disintegration show into a studio album.