Related Information for My Dad Is Dead Formed by drummer Mark Edwards, in August 1984 after the break-up of the Cleveland band Riot Architecture, My Dad Is Dead has remained his solo project — with occasional help from a revolving-door cast. Edwards learned to play guitar during late 1984, and played his first show the following year with a backing band consisting of a Roland TR-606 drum machine. He recorded his first LP And He's Not Gonna Take It Anymore at Beat Farm studio, and released it in October 1986 on the Cleve.. read more