Ahhhh the PollutionMouth Congress
The first official release from Mouth Congress, limited to 1500 copies, pressed on transparent orange vinyl.
In November 1984, Paul Bellini rented a beatbox and started jamming in the basement with guitarist Rob Rowatt, bass player Gord Disley, and fellow York University alumni Scott Thompson. Their early recording sessions produced dozens of experimental songs with challenging lyrics. Two years later, The Kids In The Hall's Bruce McCulloch asked the band to open for him at storied Toronto club the Rivoli, where The Kids In The Hall performed regularly.
Utilizing Brian Hiltz's existing band I Want, they performed a memorable set and several months later decided to record a 7-song cassette entitled For People Only. The sessions occurred just five days before Thompson moved to New York City to begin writing the first season of The Kids In The Hall. Unfortunately, the band was too lazy to officially release the cassette.
Now, nearly 35 years later, three tracks from For People Only are being made available for the first time via Captured Tracks.
"Tactile", the band's signature tune, is an ode to the sense of touch and a reminder that human contact is still our greatest pleasure.
"Gonna Be A Man" is a love/hate song to masculinity.