I caught these guys at the Montreal Artists' Showcase, where Les Breastfeeders was headlining, and I have to say that Creature is a riot. And when I say riot, I mean riot in the silly euphemistic way that people like David Cross and Bobby Torrance (the kid in your third-grade class who made all the bodily function jokes) are a riot, and not in the "Oh my, here comes the tear gas!" kind of riot, which seemed dangerously close to happening outside, as it seemed like there was going to be a clash between evangelists and the supporters of Leslie Cochran, Austin's famous resident crossdressing vagrant (more on that later). But I digress.
If the members of Missing Persons were long-lost cousins of the Family Stone, and they had their first big reunion at a disco, you'd have Creature. It's not overly punk rock, but it has enough beefy disco grooves and silly funked-out B-52s-styled moments that you're soon shaking your groove thing too much to realize how unpunk you're being.
Photo (c) Nicole Lucas