Lemon Kittens - We Buy A Hammer For Daddy

Apparently, I listen to strange music (judging by the looks on the faces of those close to me when I try to play it to them). Even by my standards...this is STRANGE!

In the early '80s, a good friend lent me his copy of the vinyl and it completely messed with my head. I had no idea that such ideas existed...obviously they did and it changed they way that I viewed the world. Alongside The Fall, The Birthday Party, Psychic TV and Crass...Lemon Kittens provided my soundtrack for quite a while.

Lemon Kittens were Karl Blake (who went on to record as the excellent Shock Headed Peters) and Danielle Dax (who made a more mainstream career from the mid-late '80s as a bit of a "Goth Sex Kitten" as I remember her repulsively described).

This was the second release on (founder member of Nurse With Wound) John Fothergill's visionary United Dairies label in 1980. This was re-released on Danielle's Biter Of Thorpe label in 1993. I own both formats. There is a sort-of review here so don't say I didn't warn you.

We Buy A Hammer For Daddy


Pawel 6 July 2012 at 18:55  

Great! Post more music from early 80s please!

Dr. Basketball 6 July 2012 at 21:42  

Danielle Dax's Jesus Egg That Wept
(1984) is not crap. Check it out.
Thanks for this.

badgerstump 7 July 2012 at 14:04  

Dr BBall...don't understand you comment about Danielle. I didn't said anything negative about her and certainly not that her solo recorded work was "crap".

Michael,  20 July 2013 at 19:11  

Excellent blog you have here.lots of great obscure music! The Lemon Kittens are fucking incredible and it's really bothering me that I can't find their Cake Beast ep.Do you have it or know where I might find it? any help would be much appreciated.