My Dad Is Dead – Let’s Skip The Details – Cassette
Let’s Skip The Details is the studio album by the American indie rock band My Dad Is Dead, released in 1990. The band, led by singer-songwriter Mark Edwards, was known for their introspective and melancholic sound, combining elements of post-punk, alternative rock, and lo-fi aesthetics.
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 drum machine. He recorded his first LP And He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore at a friend’s home studio, and released it in May 1986 on St. Valentine Records.
After a lengthy tour supporting Modern English and then the Butthole Surfers, he released Peace, Love and Murder in May 1987. Edwards signed a contract with Homestead Records early the following year, and released Let’s Skip the Details in May 1988.
Soon after, he added the first bandmembers to My Dad Is Dead: bassist Jeff Curtis and drummer John McEntire (later to gain fame in Tortoise). The Best Defense, an album of material from the previous album’s sessions, was released on Homestead in December 1988.
The album features a collection of heartfelt and emotionally charged songs, showcasing Edwards’ introspective lyrics and raw, stripped-down musical arrangements. Tracks like “The Big Picture” and “No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met)” capture the band’s ability to create atmospheric and introspective sonic landscapes, blending haunting melodies with Edwards’ introspective and often confessional lyrics.
Let’s Skip The Details delves into themes of loss, longing, and introspection, with Edwards’ introspective songwriting painting a vivid picture of personal struggles and emotional turmoil. The album’s lo-fi production adds to its intimate and raw feel, giving the songs a sense of authenticity and vulnerability.
Throughout the album, My Dad Is Dead showcases their ability to create evocative and emotionally resonant music, with Edwards’ poignant lyrics and the band’s atmospheric musical arrangements drawing listeners into a world of introspection and self-reflection.
Let’s Skip The Details stands as a testament to My Dad Is Dead’s unique and influential sound, solidifying their place in the indie rock landscape of the early 1990s. The album remains a compelling and introspective work that resonates with listeners who appreciate thoughtful and emotionally charged music.
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1. Five Minutes
2. The Escape Artist
3. On Holy Ground
4. The Waters Edge
5. Bad Judgement Day
6. Babys Got A Problem
7. Put It Away
8. Lay Down The Law
9. Boiling Over
10. Not A Pretty Sight