Laughing at the Pieces

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Laughing at the Pieces
Doctor and the medics laughing.jpg
Studio album by Doctor and the Medics
Released 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 33:38
Label I.R.S. (US, Canada, UK)
Illegal (Greece, Spain, Australia & New Zealand)
Producer Craig Leon assisted by Cassell Webb
Doctor and the Medics chronology
Laughing at the Pieces
(1986)
I Keep Thinking It's Tuesday
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 1/5 stars [2]

Laughing at the Pieces is the 1986 album by Doctor and the Medics.

U.K. Track listing[edit]

( Issued as: MIRG1010 - IRS Records Ltd. (1986) & MIRGP1010 ( Picture Disc.) - IRS Records Ltd. ( 1986)

Side One[edit]

  1. "No-one Loves You When You've Got No Shoes" – 3:37
  2. "Kettle on a Long Chain" – 3:00
  3. "Come On Call Me" – 2:35
  4. "Watermelon Runaway" – 2:29
  5. "Fried Egg Bad Monday" – 4:09
  6. "Burn" - 3:29 (extra track on picture disc edition)

All songs written by The Doctor/Ritchie/McGuire/Searle/West

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Spirit in the Sky" * – 3:35
  2. "Lucky Lord Jim" – 2:47
  3. "Moon Song" – 4:42
  4. "Barbara Can't Dance" – 2:37
  5. "Smallness of the Mustard Pot" – 4:07

All songs written by The Doctor/Ritchie/McGuire/Searle/West, except * written by Norman Greenbaum

U.S.Track listing[edit]

( Issued as: I.R.S.5797 - (1986) I.R.S.Records Inc. )

Side One[edit]

  1. "Spirit In The Sky" - 3:35
  2. "Lucky Lord Jim" - 2:47
  3. "Nobody Loves You When You've Got No Shoes" - 3:37
  4. Moon Song" - 4:42
  5. "Watermelon Runaway" - 2:29

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Burn" - 3:29
  2. "Kettle On A Long Chain" - 3:00
  3. "Miracle Of The Age" - 3:53
  4. "Come On Call Me" - 2:35
  5. "Smallness of the Mustard Pot"

All songs credited to The Doctor-Ritchie-McGuire-Searle-West , except "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum.

Singles[edit]

This album spawned two singles , with supporting music videos.

"Spirit In The Sky"[edit]

  • 7" U.K. Single: "Spirit In The Sky" / "Laughing At The Pieces ( Studio Version )" - IRM113 / IRS Records Ltd.

( A Side: written by Norman Greenbaum , B Side: written by Doctor-McGuire-Searle-Ritchie-West )

  • 12" U.K. Single:"Spirit In The Sky" - IRMT113 / IRS Records Ltd. ( Issued in Poster Sleeve )
  1. A "Spirit In The Sky" * - 3:29
  2. A "Laughing At The Pieces ( Studio Version )" - 3:20
  3. B "Love Piece And Bananas ( Live )" - 3:54
  4. B "Happy But Twisted ( Live )" - 2:03
  5. B "Fried Egg , Bad Monday ( Live )" - 4:03
  6. B "Good Golly Miss Molly ( Live )" ** - 4:56

( All songs written by Doctor-McGuire-Searle-Ritchie-West , except , * by Norman Greenbaum & ** by Blackwell / Marascalco )

"Burn"[edit]

  • 7" U.K. Single: "Burn" / "Captain Frazer" - IRM119 / IRS Records Ltd. ( U.S. single replaces "Captain Frazer" with "Barbara Can't Dance" )

( Both songs credited to Doctor-McGuire-Searle-Ritchie-West )

  • 12" U.K. Single:"Burn" - IRMT119 / IRS Records ltd.
  1. A "Burn"
  2. A "Captain Frazer"
  3. B "Love Peace And Bananas ( Studio Version )"
  4. B "Paranoid ( Live )" *

( All songs credited to Doctor-McGuire-Searle-Ritchie-West , except * by W.Ward , T.Butler , J.Osborne & F.Iommi )

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Ted. "Doctor & The Medics Laughing at the Pieces review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  2. ^ Oliver, Derek (7 August 1986). "Doctor & The Medics 'Laughing at the Pieces'". Kerrang!. 126. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 18. 

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