MATH was a great Chicago band in the early 90s (now defunct).

They have a chaotic, klezmer, tribal sound, with nonsense lyrics and mean grooves and beats.

A trio comprised of:
Jodie Mechanic - kick drum, snare, tom-tom, floor tom, propane tank, Racon 22 tank, sawblade xylophone, civil defense water can, aluminum grate, NO DUMPING sign, indian cowbells, cymbals, yellow steel box, big black pipe, chord organ and vocals

Michael Colligan - clarinet, vocals, sound effects

Robert Rolston - orchestral bass drum, pedal timpani, snare, bottomless snare, marching tomsnare, high hat, bongos, beautillophone, fire bells, cowbells, sidewalk cutting sawblade, washing machine basin (Maytag), sleep xylophone, school alarm bell, electric clicks, chord organ and vocals

They used to perform regularly at a space called "Milk of Burgundy" at 1947 W. North Avenue in the basement of the Flatiron Building.

They released one CD on Bulb Records called "Basic Math."

I remember seeing them play in the old Myopic bookstore on Damen Avenue for the Anniversary party for Qvimby's Queer Books and Steven's 33rd Birthday... I took some acid and danced, danced, danced while bouncing a super ball up and down up and down, over and over and over and over again... What fun!

Math (?), n. [AS. m; akin to mawan to mow, G. mahd math. See Mow to cut (grass).]

A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly used in composition; as, an aftermath.


The first mowing thereof, for the king's use, is wont to be sooner than the common math. Bp. Hall.


© Webster 1913.

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