Malickis Happy Corn Club * The Short Bio
Malickis Happy Corn Club is an alternative, experimental punk rock band based in Niagara Falls, Ontario. MHCC has always been heavily involved as a fiercely independent, do it yourself band in the true spirit of punk rock. MHCC began in 1994, starting out as a grunge-like alternative band, and eventually transformed over time into a band with influences and a unique sound derived from pop, punk, metal, shock rock, and a whole lot of comedy. MHCC has had several line-up changes over the years, although key players have always been the main component of every line-up. The permanent singer of MHCC is BRADO CREAMED CORN, who is also known as a producer and artist of various other types of musical genres. MHCC went on a hiatus which began in 1997, and recently in the Summer of 2011, the band came back due to local demand, and a long awaited release of their material on CD and digital download formats. MHCC have recently released two albums, each containing more than 73 minutes each of music, available for sale Worldwide as a digital download or on the CD digital audio format. On September 1st, 2011 MHCC released two albums. Never Mind The Bieb’s Locks Here’s Malickis Happy Corn Club and Urban Harvest & Without Warning. The subject matter of MHCC’s songs varies, although it is basically tongue-in-cheek fun, with weird songs about crimes of passion, cults, and the occult, etc.
Never Mind The Bieb's Locks Here’s Malickis Happy Corn Club by Malickis Happy Corn Club Release Date: 01-Sep-2011 Label: brado creamed corn recordings UPC: 859706584945
Urban Harvest & Without Warning by Malickis Happy Corn Club Release Date: 01-Sep-2011 Label: brado creamed corn recordings UPC: 859706584341
10. MHCC have their own cult
9. Lead singer of MHCC is thanked in a DAYGLO ABORTIONS releases' liner notes
8. GWAR features one of MHCC's copyrighted 8-note riffs in one of their songs (anyone know a good entertainment lawyer?)
7. MHCC have been around since about 1994, and have over 10 releases to date
6. MHCC have gone through well over 20 members, former members either mysteriously disappearing, being killed in bizarre gardening accidents, or suicide by sickle.
5. MHCC have songs about DAVID BERKOWITZ, JEFFREY DAHMER, JACK KEVORKIAN and CLIFFORD OLSEN.
4. Due to MHCC's notoriety, they are banned from playing many of their local bars, are hated by non-racist organizations, and noticed by the MAFIA (for their song of the same name, which is a tribute of sorts to CASINO NIAGARA)
3. MHCC have cool band member names like: JOHN CORNHOLE, BRADO CREAMED CORN, JIMMY CRACKED CORN, RAYMOND SICKLE, ANDY CANDY CORN, and MARC o' the BEAST
2. MHCC band member BRADO pulled out and fired a gun numerous times at the co-host of a local family-friendly Cable Access show, let alone lesser acts such as saying naughty words on CBC's JONOVISION, and calling an FBI agent guest on the LATE LATE SHOW w/ TOM SNYDER a serial killer.
1. Lead singer injures himself on stage, resulting in a truly unique outcome; trauma to the testes causing severe hematoma which developed cysts in the areas of the lower abdomen and scrotum, all linked to the right seminal vesicle (after an operation to remove the cysts, he was fortunate not to lose his right nut, although he already has enough balls)
MALICKIS HAPPY CORN CLUB: a biography of thee ancient evil Misunderstood, or just plain evil?
MHCC started years ago as agents of an evil entity roaming the corn fields of Nebraska named He Who Walks Behind The Rows. The band had been through many members, all former members disappearing, or dying in bizarre gardening accidents. He Who Walks Behind The Rows made it be known that MHCC had to possess a new area, and where better than The Honeymoon Capital of the World? Travelling in the same underground manner as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, they arrived in Niagara Falls (they made no wrong turn in Albuquerque, for Satan makes no mistakes). Now, Niagara Falls is home to the authentic Honeymoon Killers of the local music scene. MHCC came from the killing fields to change the entertainment industry into a murderous masterpiece of art that became rotten to the root. The MHCC line-up as of 1997 consisted of a drummer, two bass players, a singer and two guitarists, churning out some original, different, punk/hardcore noise. WATCH OUT!!! MHCC IS THE CORN OF THE MACABRE! MHCC's legend lives on in the Niagara Region. bradocreamedcorn : the mastermind of MHCC, continues on an unknown musical journey. MHCC has a new album slated for release in 2011, with various key former and new members contributing.
Corn on the Macabre... Revisited (written by Kees Kapteyn)
PROFANITY! SCREAMING! SHOUTING! GYRATING FEMALE BODIES! SATANIC INCANTATIONS! UNMENTIONABLE OBJECTS THROWN INTO CROWDS OF INNOCENT CHILDREN! ABSURD BABBLING! THREATS OF BODILY HARM! EVISCERATION! DANCING! TOILET TALK! SCHIZOPHRENIA! UNBRIDLED TICKLING! MINDLESS VIOLENCE! LOUD MUSIC! TRAMPLING STAMPEDES! BODY CONTACT! BESTIAL BEHAVIOUR! MURDER! CONDUCT UNBECOMING TO A MORAL HUMAN BEING!
Sounds like your parish priest's worst nightmare, but no. This was once the handicraft of Malickis Happy Corn Club, the punk/hardcore band that stalked the underworld of Niagara Falls and surrounding area in the late nineties. The band has lain dormant for almost a decade and a half as in late 1997, it folded as band members had gone their separate ways, as is the demise of 90 percent of all local bands. Frontman Brad Pine aka Brado Creamed Corn himself has kept the pilot light on for MHCC all this time, keeping websites open for the public to continue to access the band’s music and legacy while continuing to create his own material both musically and in print. He has published a zine called “Parental Lobotomy” and a chapbook entitled “Cellular Suicide”, and worked on solo projects he has called “Fallen Robots” and collaborated with different local musical entities. Recently however, he has been the lead edge in a new resurgence of MHCC’s music on the internet, inundating sites like You Tube, Amazon and ITunes with its manic (even psychotic) heavy madness.
“MHCC needs the fair shake it never got before.” He says. “A work related neck injury, death of friends, and the success of a local boy known as DEADMAU5 are some of the factors for my bringing the band back. MHCC has a way better chance now than ever.”
Though MHCC’s resurrection has mostly been an electronic one on the stage of the internet, Brado is open to a return to the live show if the need arises.
“If there was a serious offer to perform live, I can easily have a professional band assembled within 24 hours, and be ready to perform in one week. Currently, I am dealing with my record label work and a whole bunch of personal matters (such as my neck injury, etc.)”
A return to the stage may put a large amount of expectation on the prolific frontman as an MHCC show is usually a high energy theatrical presentation, which often comes with its physical and medical consequences. In one incident documented on his Angelfire site; after becoming involved in a pre-show scuffle and involving himself in the usual abuse that goes along with the moshpit, Brado was in the middle of a handstand when he lost his balance and collided his testicles with a drum cymbal that he had knocked off on the way down (all in time with the music). The trauma to his manly area caused a severe hematoma which later developed cysts in his abdomen which had to be surgically removed. With the neck injury that he currently suffers from (incurred from a workplace accident) which limits the mobility of his neck and hands, such on stage antics may be rare at any upcoming MHCC shows that may spring up.
However, though the physical aspects of living this hardcore/punk band may be limited, the controversies that landed the band in the news and banned from clubs will likely be more easy to continue. He once freaked out a local television talk show host by drawing a (fake) gun in the middle of an interview. The host was ready to dive on him like a vigilante until he found that it was all tongue in cheek.
Brado is not afraid to court questioning through penning controversial songs either. He has written songs viewing through the persona of psychotic killers like Paul Bernardo or Clifford Olson; the former nearly causing a brawl at St. Catharines now-defunct club The Hideaway and earning him death threats over the phone. “I did a song about Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, called Bernardo’s Town. I was inspired by true life events involving that case.” Brado says. “ A very specific line in the song is “Deal with the Devil… media helps to kill” -- the ‘Deal with the Devil’ is right from the news media. Why is it okay for the newspapers and television media to sell murder, and my band can’t do the same thing without such heavy resistance? I received death threats, to my knowledge there was a police report filed about myself and the band regarding this, as well. I decided not to release Bernardo’s Town ever again out of respect for the victims and their families (also victims)”
Such is the style of Brado’s satire- just on the edge of intolerable, veiling his comment in political incorrectness so as to obscure it for the listener. Anyone with intelligence will get the joke, but some have not, which again is merely a result of missing the point.
“My opinions are based on my life experiences values and how I’ve molded myself based on my life, etc.” Brado says. “I know I’m not always right, and I’m a human being, so it’s okay to be wrong. I love a good debate, but I also dislike losing friends over differences of tastes and/or opinions.”
So MHCC’s madness continues, now resurrected for the new millennium in the lofty clime of cyberspace. What was once lost in the quagmire of the nineties’ oversaturated dalliances with independent music now will find new life and a broader audience on the internet.
“I am very, very proud of our music, and hope to sometime in the future re-record the whole catalogue professionally, and really give it the justice it deserves.” he says. “I honestly feel MHCC’s highest point is sometime in the future, although currently in the last 30 days would, in my most honest opinion, be the highest point so far.”
And so the ascent continues, up from the ashes.