We Buy a Hammer for Daddy

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We Buy a Hammer for Daddy
We Buy a Hammer for Daddy cover.jpg
Studio album by Lemon Kittens
Released 1980
Genre Experimental rock
Length 35:08
Label United Dairies
Producer Lemon Kittens
Lemon Kittens chronology
Spoonfed and Writhing
We Buy a Hammer for Daddy
The Big Dentist

We Buy a Hammer for Daddy is the debut studio album by English experimental rock band Lemon Kittens. It was released in 1980, through record label United Diaries.


The phrase "We buy a hammer for Daddy" originates from the 1958 book Shopping with Mother.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side L
No. Title Length
1. "Pain Topics" 4:24
2. "Reversal 2" 2:34
3. "These Men of Old England" 2:25
4. "Wrist Job / Once Green and Pleasant Land" 2:45
5. "Lycanthrothene" 3:06
6. "Motet" 3:10
7. "Throat Violence" 2:28
8. "False Alarm (Malicious)" 1:58
Side K
No. Title Length
1. "P.V.S" 1:55
2. "Small Mercies" 2:03
3. "Coasters" 3:48
4. "Up in Arms" 2:34
5. "The American Cousin" 1:50
6. "Evidence" 2:25
7. "Rome Burning" 1:31
8. "(Afraid of Being) Bled by Leeches" 2:14

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

AllMusic's review was highly favourable, writing, "The tracks [...] are all highly original and have little precedent either in or beyond the annals of British pop/rock [...] We Buy a Hammer for Daddy belongs with Alternative TV's Vibing Up the Senile Man and the first This Heat LP as one of the milestones of experimental rock music."[2]



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