Cheer Accident

While still in high school, pianist/drummer Thymme Jones was browsing the racks at a Hallmark store when he noticed a category of greeting cards labeled "CHEER-ACCIDENT." Since then, six lineups have passed through Jones' band CHEER-ACCIDENT, and it has endured the loss of one of its members (Phil Bonnet, d. 1999). Throughout the decades, their diverse musical output has ranged from intricate and off-kilter pop, to densely orchestrated, Henry Cow-influenced avant-progressive epics, and abrasively complex "noise rock"/"math-rock" along the lines of bands such as Rapeman and Don Caballero. To date, they have released sixteen albums and a handful of singles on labels such as Complacency, Pravda, Skin Graft, and most recently, Cuneiform.

It was during the first few moments of 1981 at a New Year's party when Jo...



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