For the coolest kids in the early ’90s, The Kids In The Hall was the more interesting alternative to Saturday Night Live. It was more subversive, weirder, and simply more Canadian, which may actually all mean the same thing. Before the Kids were picked up by Lorne Michaels, Scott Thompson and writing partner Paul Bellini (generally seen on KITH clad simply in a bath towel) had a punk band called Mouth Congress and somebody uploaded all of their albums to Bandcamp for your listening pleasure.
Plenty of great punk bands start in the subdivisions on the outskirts of the city and really, Toronto is a simply a really big suburb. That Over The Edge-style boredom leads to pretty good rock ’n’ roll music. Mouth Congress is pretty silly, unsurprisingly coming from the men who would help bring to life the Chicken Lady, the Headcrusher, and Buddy Cole. The song titles range from “How To Strip To Your Husband” to “Country Singer Redneck.” It’s weird, it’s lo-fi, and described in the tags section of Bandcamp as “80s gay punk band.” There are also plenty of hooks that transcend the shoddy recordings that appear to be a collection of home demos and live tracks, but all the tracks are worth a listen for any member of the Kids In The Hall faithful.
[via Chart Attack]