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Waiting For Henry

    Mouth Congress – friends Paul Bellini and Scott Thompson of Kids In The Hall fame - wrote and recorded hundreds of songs in the ‘80s with - out ever putting out a proper release. Alongside various cohorts and conspirators, the band drew on their experiences as gay men to craft hilariously crude punk songs that run the gamut of strange characters and taboo subject matter. Their rag tag approach to songwriting blended various styles from noisy punk to lo-fi new wave and DIY disco, all with a very gay bent. Without trying, they were surprisingly cutting edge. Mouth Congress did dozens of live shows through the mid-80s that gained a reputation for being theatrical, combining props, sets, multiple costume changes, unusual song choices, guest stars, and Scott’s stand-up comedy.

    In 1988, they recorded a 7-song demo tape. The tracks were recorded quickly, as the Kids in the Hall were about to go to New York City to develop their material. Then, caught up in the excitement of the Kids in the Hall being signed to television, Mouth Congress activities slowed to a crawl. In 2011, Paul dug out an old VHS tape of one of the live shows. The sight of one of the Kids in the Hall covered in sweat, writhing on stage like Iggy Pop, was something he felt comedy fans might enjoy seeing. Naturally, Scott agreed and they uploaded everything - over 600 recordings - onto Bandcamp.

    One day in 2019, Mike Sniper of Captured Tracks stumbled upon the Bandcamp page, got in touch, and suggested assembling a compilation of the best recordings to be officially released for the very first time. Waiting for Henry is a collection of 29 tracks over 2 LPs with a booklet of interviews and ephemera from one of the ‘80s last queercore bands. Who is Henry? We don’t really know, but we certainly hope he shows up soon.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Sex And Love
    2. Be My Hole
    3. Heavy Breather
    4. Guess I’ll Just Jerk Off Again
    5. Wind In My Belly
    6. Guilt
    7. Band From France
    8. Tom
    9. Womyn
    10. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    11. Fascist Love Song
    12. Lullaby On Blow
    13. Why?
    14. We Back Together
    15. Young And Alive In 1975
    16. Thanks For The Disco
    17. A Wig
    18. Pepper Pot
    19. Lorenzo The Chef
    20. Give In
    21. The People Have Spoken
    22. What Do I Wear On A Trip To The Moon?
    23. Christopher
    24. Testicle Delight
    25. Water Nymph
    26. A Queen’s Lament
    27. Julie Newmar
    28. Madamifesto
    29. Let’s Hear It For Show Business

    Mouth Congress

    Ahhh The Pollution

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


      Color vinyl.Never before released three track 7" from Mouth Congress, the musical comedy duo of Scott Thompson and Paul Bellini, best known for Kids in the Hall.Captured Tracks plans to release a 2LP Compilation of the band's music later in 2020.


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