|Press release for the Cruel But Fair compilation|
| As a founding member of The
Saints - the hugely influential Australian
group that released the quintessential albums: (I'm)
Eternally Yours (1978) and the posthumously released, Prehistoric
Sounds (1979), guitarist-songwriter, Ed Kuepper, was largely responsible for
the hedonistic manner in which that group pushed the boundaries of their
own limitations and everyone else's expectations, for each of those incendiary
releases. Due to those exact same reasons the original line-up of The
Saints split, in the UK, in 1978. Whilst singer, Chris Bailey, forged
onwards using the Saints banner as his own, Ed Kuepper returned to Australia
to form an even more progressive group, the Laughing
From 1979 to 1984, over numerous albums, EPs and singles, the Clowns turned out music with its own dark force and rich, occasionally abrasive textures. Swaggering and punchy horns, melodic piano, dramatic guitar playing and sliding, stretching acoustic bass, all underpinned by frenetic but authoritative drums. Bravo!
Hot Records proudly present a complete anthology of every Laughing Clowns
recording which truly stands against the test of time as powerful, innovative,
wildly experimental rock.