My Dad Is Dead

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My Dad Is Dead
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1985 (1985)–2011
Labels Scat, Homestead, Emperor Jones
Associated acts Secular Joy

My Dad Is Dead, was a recording project of musician Mark Edwards. The project began in Cleveland, Ohio in 1985. My Dad Is Dead has released eleven full-length albums. His new group is called Secular Joy and is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.[1]



  • My Dad Is Dead (Not on label - 1985)


  • ...and He's Not Gonna Take It Anymore (St. Valentine, 1986)
    • Reissued on the German label Houses in Motion, 1990
  • Peace, Love and Murder (Birth, 1987)
    • Reissued on the German label Houses in Motion, 1991
  • The Best Defense (Homestead Records, 1988)
  • Let's Skip the Details (Homestead Records, 1988)
  • The Taller You Are, the Shorter You Get double lp (Homestead Records, 1989)
    • CD reissue contains two fewer tracks
  • Chopping Down the Family Tree (Scat Records, 1991)
    • Reissued on the German label Houses in Motion
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Scat Records, 1993)
  • For Richer, For Poorer (Emperor Jones/Trance Syndicate, 1995)
  • Everyone Wants the Honey But Not the Sting (Emperor Jones, 1997)
  • The Engine of Commerce (Vital Cog, 2002)
  • A Divided House (Unhinged, 2005)
  • A New Clear Route (Unhinged, 2009)

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • Shine double 7" (Scat Records, 1990)
  • Hello EP (Hello Recording Club, 1995)


  • Shine(r) (Emperor Jones/Trance Syndicate, 1996)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Time Has Come Today", from Human Music (Homestead Records, 1989)
  • "Old Toys or A Boat", from split 7" with Prisonshake (Scat Records, 1990)
  • "Flesh Colored House", from split 7" with Bastro (Clawfist, 1990)
  • "Time and Again", from Hotel Cleveland Vol III (Scat Records, 1991)
  • "Where's Our Reason", from split 7" with Rastro! (Simple Machines, 1993), later compiled on Working Holiday! cd (Simple Machines, 2004)
  • "Second Thoughts" and "Nothing Special", from Cle Magazine cd (1995)
  • "Mysterious Ways", from Cleveland Squawks CD, included in Cle Magazine (1997)
  • "Just Pretending", from Pet Sounds Volume 1 (Vital Cog, 2000)
  • "The Memory of Your Kiss", from split 7" with Duochrome (Vital Cog, 2001)


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