Live at Least
TMJ formed in the early 1980s when it's members were still in high school. The initial plan was to play cover versions of Clash songs at high school dances, but no one else in the band's hometown had apparently heard of the Clash, so they started writing their own material. They self-released their debut LP, Green Eggs and Crack, in 1987, then bounced around a bunch of indie and major labels in the '90s. Some people enjoyed their humorous lyrics. Others detected fragile hearts beating beneath the layers of irony. Still others simply admired the band's ability to somehow connect with an audience while flailing about in a genuinely spastic and inebriated manner on stage.