Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Laughing Mothers - Tunnel/Cats Cradle 7"


Here's another obscure one. The Laughing Mothers were a UK postpunk band. Don't know exactly from where in the UK. They don't like to be called goth although they appear in Mick Mercer's Gothic History book.
Another track appeared on 'The Timebox' comp. album which also featured The Fifteenth, Thatcher On Acid, Blyth Power, ... The Timebox seemed to be a venue in London back in the day.

They have a Myspace page here. There are some unreleased songs you can listen to.

IMPORTANT!! the tracks are labelled incorrectly. Seems that the labels were printed in reverse. So 'Tunnel' should be 'Cats Cradle' and vice versa. Thanks to Robertzombie for pointing that out.

The Laughing Mothers 7" (Motherkare-MUM 1-1985)
1. Tunnel
2. Cats Cradle

Laughing Mothers

19 comments:

Fritz die Spinne said...

Thanks V.!

I have that Timebox comp. Will rip it when I get around to everythiing else!

English Paul said...

Yeah the Timebox was at the Bull & Gate pub right next to the Town & Country Club (now The Forum) in Kentish Town. It was run by John "Fat" Beast. There was also a Timebox 2 in South London for a while....

Good times

Anonymous said...

Have that single, not listened to in years. great to hear it again. Thanks very much :)

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Sheerinertia said...

Hello Hairpins and Fritz! Stopped in to say hello because I don't often enough- just wanted to let you know that I uploaded a 1984 bootleg of Zero LeCreche live today and I know you'd be interested- sent to me by an anonymous poster- the sound quality is awesome to say the least- check it out!

robertzombie said...

This is brilliant! Thanks so much!

robertzombie said...

On their Myspace the track "Cats Cradle" is what you've labelled "Tunnel" (with the Alice like drum intro).

Which is correct?

Curious Guy said...

Listening to the words I think you're right. The labels on the 7" are reversed then! So 'Tunnel' should be 'Cats Cradle' and vice versa.

ANGELUS SILESIUS said...

Hi guys , I'm looking for The Three Johns - 'The Death Of Everything' link , can you help me ? Thanks anyway

salmon said...

thanks for The cravats single(yes,still work )
for download from myspace

http://file2hd.com/

Peter M. said...

i wanted to rip my copy too :-)

Anonymous said...

The Laughing Mothers were from Corby in Northamptonshire.

Anonymous said...

I KNOW THE LEAD SINGER!! OH YEAH!!

toxik boys said...

great post!!

this band is very good!

Anonymous said...

Hi im the guitarist from the laughing mothers, we where from humble Corby, there may be a Cd of old demos coming out soon look out we will be back.

corbypunk said...

They were from corby,northants, Probably the last good band from corby`s vibrant early eighties scene, never topped the lost souls in my eyes, but so much better than the later eighties dross( dance bureau, play the joker & vanity kick etc). Never thought i`d see anything like this on a blogsite! my english teacher was the guitarists dad & he was amazed that a few people in his class bought the record, never mind that they played in london supporting the gun club!

Curious Guy said...

Looking forward to hear that CD with demo recordings!

Paul Goodsort said...

I stumbled on to The Laughing Mothers by accident on You Tube and had to hear more.

In my spare time I run an Internet Radio Station called ‘Ground Zero’ trying to keep great music like this alive.

'Cats Cradle' is on the current playlist.

Free to listen;

www.live365.com/stations/nzgroundzero

Thanks for sharing this lost gem.

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!