From the Mouths of Babes Posted by Mr. Moderator May 112012 Ah, those darn kidz play the darndest music! To help celebrate Mothers’ Day, share kiddie band performances that only a mother could love here. 26 Responses to “From the Mouths of Babes” tonyola says: 05/11/2012 at 2:45 pm Who remembers Old Skull, the kiddie-skatepunk band from the late 1980s? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtEmcruWTso 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/11/2012 at 2:47 pm I definitely remember them. Tom Scharpling had a reunited version of the band on The Best Show on WFMU a few years ago. 0 High Five Suburban kid says: 05/11/2012 at 3:54 pm I am not their mother, but I love this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbZ8S3ZYrDg 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/11/2012 at 4:18 pm GENIUS! If this were a Battle Royale you’d be parading around the ring with the belt held over your head. 0 High Five Suburban kid says: 05/11/2012 at 4:45 pm Ha. But seriously, if there was ever a kid band performance that rocked harder, I’d like to see it. 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 05/11/2012 at 8:58 pm Well, there’s always this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3DLAvsz78&feature=related 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 05/11/2012 at 9:01 pm …though I guess it doesn’t qualify as “only a mother could love.” 0 High Five tonyola says: 05/11/2012 at 9:09 pm We can’t forget that brief phenomenon known as Hanson, can we? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE And to those who fuss at this, I could have just as easily put on Menudo. 0 High Five cdm says: 05/11/2012 at 9:22 pm I am very pro Mmmmbop. In fact, I spent a sizable chunk of my (first) bachelor party, not at a strip club, but in my brother’s basement drunkenly playing Mmmbop a number of times, in addition to butchering some other songs. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 05/11/2012 at 11:55 pm I had an album of theirs… 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 05/11/2012 at 11:58 pm It’s like an outtake from a French Little Rascals. 0 High Five gregg says: 05/12/2012 at 9:19 am Here are the pre-Donny, Osmond Brothers. I know their mom must have been proud. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp-JAZQJWcc 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 05/12/2012 at 11:19 am They were the kids Sonic Youth hyped. Remember ’em well. I really like Baby Rammstein, especially the drummer/harpist! Seriously. 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 05/12/2012 at 11:25 am I think we’ve bonded on this before, cdm, but MMMBop is a GREAT pop song… and I will fight anyone who says otherwise! Menudo is a different beast altogether, and not comparable at all. 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 05/12/2012 at 11:37 am We’d be remiss if we didn’t include some preternaturally precocious Asian children: http://youtu.be/7k4l5X6p30I 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 05/12/2012 at 11:41 am The host reminds me of the character who interviewed Bill Murray in “Lost in Translation.” 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 05/12/2012 at 11:52 am I enjoyed their novelty malocclusions. 0 High Five tonyola says: 05/12/2012 at 12:57 pm There’s a big difference – the Hanson kids wrote, sang, and played their own music while Menudo was strictly manipulations by production teams. 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 05/12/2012 at 3:33 pm Exactly….Plus, their songs were much more crappy and forgettable. 0 High Five tonyola says: 05/12/2012 at 7:51 pm Sadly, the Toulon brothers who were the core of Old Skull battled drug problems for much of their lives. Both died in the past couple of years – one from an unspecified illness and the other from suicide. 0 High Five tonyola says: 05/12/2012 at 7:53 pm Yep, I remember seeing them once in a while on Walt Disney’s TV programs in the 1960s. 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 05/12/2012 at 9:29 pm I don’t know what you’re talking about. That Menudo stuff was really significant. And stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1gwNSXnx2Y 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 05/13/2012 at 9:49 am THAT, I did not know. Pretty sad stuff… 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 05/13/2012 at 11:08 pm Yes, and they do like to yell on those Asian TV shows, don’t they? 0 High Five mockcarr says: 05/14/2012 at 3:31 pm looks like a young Mike Nesmith, perhaps Michel N’est-ce pas 0 High Five sourbob says: 05/15/2012 at 10:22 pm One of the quirks of being married to an immigrant is that eventually, you pick up your in-laws’ tendency to cheerfully point out every single person that passes through the public eye that shares the family ethnicity… So anyway: these kids in the video… they’re Romanian! 0 High Five Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.