In 1988, guitarist John Frusciante auditioned for Thelonious Monster, he was in the band for only three hours, then was asked to join the Red Hot Chili Peppers because they were so impressed by Frusciante's musical ability.
After several years of sporadic activity and side projects by Forrest, Thelonious Monster reunited in 2004 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California and at the Sunset Junction Street Fair in Los Angeles, and released their first new album in 12 years. California Clam Chowder would feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who was also a member of Forrest's short-lived band, The Bicycle Thief. Klinghoffer would eventually go on to replace John Frusciante in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
From the album Beautiful Mess (1992), enjoy: