From Blauwe Oor:
The four-piece New-York rockband, THE MELTED AMERICANS began playing together while still students at high-school. Throughout their high schoolyears they participated in many Battle-of-the -Bands competitions and usually emerged the winner.
In 1987, after years of gigging THE MELTED AMERICANS recorded their self-titled (and self financed) debut album for the local Mad Hatter label.
The album was well-received and got a fair amount of airplay, especiallly on the college radio stations. Critics began to compliment the band on their obvious talents for CATCHY songwriting and a POPSENSIBILITY not heard since the Buzzcocks or Undertones (to name but two af Rock greatest POP bands) back in the late seventies. Critical acclaim not only resulted in a (still) growing following, but also stirred the interest of people like the organizers of the Ninth New Music Seminar (1988) in Manhattan. They reserved the band a spot at the Seminar's performance series where they were snapped up by Resonance, who backed the production of THE MELTED AMERICANS' second album (and international debut), EVIL MONKEY BOWL.