These Words Are Haunting - My Life Story - Funny Ha Ha
Label: Mother Tongue (UK) - MOTHER 3CD • Format: CD Single • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop, Classical • Style: Pop Rock
The rarest MLS recording, made in Only copies were pressed and it wasn't officially released, just sold at gigs. You can download any of the songs by clicking on the track names listed above. The files are in mp3 format, and they are between mb in size. The files are downloads, not streaming, so they will not start playing as soon as you click on the title, you have to wait for the download to finish. Click here to see an 80s pic of Jake from the inlay oh, that hair!
Two track 7" flexidisc split with Strangelove. Very rare. I no longer have a turntable so I can't refresh my memory, but as far as I recall it's just the album version of the Under The Ice on the single.
All the Mother Tongue recordings are now very scarce and hard to find, so none of these will come cheap. When Jake signed this item for me, he commented "ah, these words are haunting" with a wry smile! There is a French version of this CD with the same tracklisting as this UK version but in a card sleeve. There were only 2, copies of this CD pressed hence Jake's "very rare" comment on the sleeve.
The last Mother Tongue release. Well worth hunting down, the "stripped down" versions of the songs are quite lovely. The 7" Single R has the title track and Lover's Recipe unvailable These Words Are Haunting - My Life Story - Funny Ha Ha . Slimline jewel case with Limited Edition holographic CD.
Some fans have in the past commented that this version sounds "flatter" dare I say less sparkly? I have to confess a liking for the first release of this song. I love that this CD included the These Words Are Haunting - My Life Story - Funny Ha Ha "17 Reasons Why" mix. I'm a sucker for harpsichords and I love the intro and the b) First Sunbeams Of The New Beginning - Xysma - Yeah bridge.
Slimline jewel case. Comes with 2 free MLS trumps cards. Rumour has it that this single caused the split with Parlophone. Asked to cover an oldie from the EMI back catalogue for a compilation album, the band opted to record The Stranglers' "Duchess" as a joke, only to be told they must release it as a single.
Shortly after, the band parted company Funland At The Beach - Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables the label.
A big thank you to Mr. Anonymous for making the tracks and the inlay scans available to me! The 12" Mother 2T has the same tracklisting. X Slimline jewel case.
Deluge - B12 - Practopia, Desperado - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around, Confete - Various - 1565-1965 Rio Carnaval, Steal Away - Dionne Warwick - The Magic Of Believing, Vision In The Shroud - Benediction - The Grand Leveller