Formed by drummer Mark Edwards, in August 1984 after the break-up of the Cleveland band Riot Architecture, My Dad Is Dead has remained his solo project — with occasional help from a revolving-door cast. Edwards learned to play guitar during late 1984, and played his first show the following year with a backing band consisting of a Roland TR-606 drum machine. He recorded his first LP And He's Not Gonna Take It Anymore at Beat Farm studio, and released it in October 1986 on the Cleveland Co-op St. Valentine Records. After shows supporting bands such as Modern English and the Butthole Surfers, and a solo U.S. Tour, he connected with Boston based Wild Stares, who released the bands 2nd album, Peace, Love and Murder on their Birth records label in May 1987
After another solo US tour, Edwards played at CMJ in the fall of 1987 where he me...
My Dad Is Dead