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Laugh
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Rock/Pop

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Stockport

Formed
1985

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Laugh were a group in a hurry. They formed in 1985 with a line-up of Martin Wright (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Ian Bendelow (guitar), Martin Mittler (bass guitar), and Spencer Birtwistle (drums, later a member of The Fall).
The journey began with a triple A side, striking the kind of confident posture you’d expect from a group of Mancunians. On ‘Take your time yeah!’ the group are in tearing haste, at delightful odds with singer Martin Wright’s ‘relax boy!’ lyric. A wave of melody is also cut by skittering rhythms on ‘Never had it so bad’; Laugh would not have been Laugh without a gifted drummer, Spencer Birtwistle, who many years later would go on to take up the hottest seat in music, as drummer in the Fall. ‘Hey! I’m still thinking’ offered up an eighties group’s version of a sixties beat group’s beat, only doubly urgent. Again the lyric is charmingly self-critical, a comic admission of a young man’s inability to see what’s under his nose; what it is that, in the eyes of his girlfriend, he has done wrong.
Their only album, Sensation No. 1 was released in 1988. The band had two placings on the UK Independent Chart with "Paul McCartney" (#44) and "Time to Lose It" (#19), and recorded two sessions for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show.


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