Horny Genius started originally under the Tom Waits’ inspired name, Mental Midgets. They had an air of vomit-induced freneticism in their anarcho-pop stylings. Horny Genius’ first demo in ’86 became a cult classic in the Cedar Valley. The band’s biggest stage might’ve been opening up for They Might Be Giants, but they toured as far as Germany and Holland before calling it quits around 1991.
I always have regretted not joining Horny Genius in winter 1990. I was very upset with God after I learned they were going to play in Europe in fall 1990, but now that I see they split up in 1991? Eh, I feel better.