“Love set you going like a fat gold watch” – Solid Space’s “New Statue” adapts Sylvia Plath’s “Morning Song,” depicting the uniqueness of a newborn as a work of art. Vital Disorder’s “Prams” complains of lost dreams and potential, while for Poison Girls punk serves as a vessel for the righteous anger of being working class mother.
Other notable mamas in this issue’s mix include Bjork (in cosmic search for her keys), Nina Hagen (on a Freak-Out for All The Family), Sinéad O Connor and Kate Bush (keeping the Divil from the door).
This is for all you punk mothers out there! Jump, Mama, Jump!
Solid Space – New Statue
Anne Clarke – The Sitting Room
Vital Disorders – Prams
Poison Girls – Riot in My Mind
Nina Hagen – Super Freak Family
Poison Girls – Jump Mama, Jump!
Delta 5 – Open Life
Bjork – Domestica
Sinead O Connnor – Ave Maria
Anne Clarke – Homecoming
Kate Bush – Get Out Of My House
Photo courtesy of Leeds drag performance club night collective, The Party Mom Society (PMS). Instagram: @partymomsociety