"Ruby Red" b/w "I'm Sick of You Tasting of Somebody Else"
Released: October 1986 (1986-10)
"Melancholy Rose" b/w "Gyp the Blood"
Released: February 1987 (1987-02)
"Mother Fist" b/w "Two Sailors On the Beach"
Released: April 1987 (1987-04)
Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters (often shortened to Mother Fist) is the third studio album by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. It was released in 1987 and reached number forty-one on the UK Albums Chart.Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters includes the singles "Ruby Red", "Melancholy Rose", and "Mother Fist". The album title is taken from Nocturnal Turnings or How Siamese Twins Have Sex, a short story by the American author Truman Capote. Almond dedicates the album in the liner notes to the Capote.
Almond with his assembled band The Willing Sinners, made up of Annie Hogan, Billy McGee, Martin McCarrick, Richard Riley and Steven Humphreys, accompanied by studio musicians recorded the songs for album at Milo Studios, London and Abbey Road. Receiving positive reviews the album was originally released as an LP, Cassette and CD in April 1987. The artwork was designed by Huw Feather with photography by Ben Thornberry.