Me Mom and Morgentaler

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Me Mom and Morgentaler
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Third wave ska
Years active 1990 (1990)–1996 (1996)
Past members Gus Coriandoli, Kim Bingham, John Jordan, Adam Berger, Kasia Hering, Sid Zanforlin, Matt Lipscombe, Noah Green, John Britton

Me Mom and Morgentaler were a Canadian third wave ska band based in Montreal.[1][2] The band members included Gus "Van Go" Coriandoli, Kim Bingham, John Jordan, Adam "Baltimore Bix" Berger, Kasia Hering, Sid Zanforlin, Matt Lipscombe, Noah Green Diane White[3] and John "JB" Britton. They were known for their elaborate live performances, spectacles of vaudevillian-styled performance art with leftist leanings.[1][4] They sang in both English and French.[5]


The band formed in 1990. They chose their name, with its reference to Henry Morgentaler, a doctor and pro-choice activist, before performing at a talent show at Marianopolis College where nuns worked.[citation needed]

In 1991 the band released an EP, Clown Heaven & Hell.[6] In 1993 they released a studio album, Shiva Space Machine,[1][7] and in 1994 a live album, We Are Revolting, was released.

The band broke up in 1996.[1][5] Green went on to join NYC-based hip-hop/hard-core band, 2 Skinnee J's, renaming himself J Guevara. Coriandoli also moved to New York, where he became involved in rock music production.[8] van Go moved into audio production, and opened a studio in Brooklyn.[7]


The band played a one-off reunion show at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1999,[9] and later reunited in late 2007 for a series of four Montreal shows in support of the re-release of Shiva Space Machine.[1][10] The new CD offered re-ordered, remixed versions of the band's classics, along with three unreleased live tracks.


In 2007 Me Mom and Morgentaler was presented with a Tribute Award at the Quebec Independent Music Awards.[5]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Conclusion of grandeur". Montreal Mirror, November 8, 2007. Archived June 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Archived at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ John Shepherd (2005). Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world. Continuum. p. 66. ISBN 978-0-8264-7436-0. 
  3. ^ "The Music Makers". Concordia University Magazine. Debbie Hum, 2004.
  4. ^ Maximum Rocknroll. Maximum Rock 'n' Roll. June 1990. 
  5. ^ a b c "Defunct Montreal band Me Mom And Morgentaler will receive the Tribute Award at the Quebec Independent Music Awards ceremony.". Chart Attack, Aug 16, 2007
  6. ^ Bob Mersereau (2007). The Top 100 Canadian Albums. Goose Lane Editions. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-86492-500-8. 
  7. ^ a b "PIONNIERS DU PUNK-ROCK QUÉBÉCOIS: Que sont-ils devenus ?". La Presse, Émilie Côté, 20 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Les Cowboys Fringants: 20 Autumns Later". Words and Music, by Olivier Robillard Laveaux | December 1, 2015
  9. ^ "Local favourites Me Mom & Morgentaler, together again for the very first time". Montreal Mirror, June 24, 1999. Archived February 20, 2003, at the Wayback Machine. archived at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Me Mom & Morgentaler: concert review". T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette, November 15, 2007

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