Christophe Murdock

Mockingbird Lane

 Mockingbird Lane were the death-rock/horror-punk act of Christophe Murdock in the early 2000's. A band unlike any other in their scene. Hard to fit a description, one magazine said it best with "If The Munsters, The Misfits and Merle Haggard were to join forces, their name would be Mockingbird Lane." The band lived fast and died young, but the stories still live on.

 Mockingbird Lane first appeared on the music scene in early 2002. Founder/frontman Christophe Murdock enlisted the help of his friends from Therogy shortly after the band's demise to play some gigs. The band's line-up would change from show to show featuring many different Oklahoma musicians. The only main-stays being Christophe and Blizzard.
 The band first went into the studio in early 2003 to record the "Taken Under" cd single. They recorded the song for inclusion in the Stephen King Dollar baby "I Know What You Need". The cd also included bonus tracks including Christophe's electronic side-project, Xtoph. 
 Next the band hit the studio again in mid-2003 to record for a Misfits tribute album, "Too Much Horror Business - 1977-1983 - A Tribute to The Misfits". While there they went ahead and recorded some other demo's and released the "2003 Demo". This included two of the version's of "Taken Under" from the earlier single release, their cover of The Misfits "She", and two new songs, "I... Vampire" and "Wolfshead". 
 In late 2004 BJ, an old friend and writing partner of Christophe's, got out of prison and jammed with the band. A rare live version of the Mockingbird Lane standard "Dead Girl's Don't Say No" was recorded the day after he was released with BJ on lead vocals and guitar, Christophe on bass and Blizzard on drums. This was released in 2005 on the compilation "The Harder, The Better: Volume 8". 
 Eventually the band dissipated but over the years demos would keep popping up on various compilations keeping the memories alive. Mockingbird Lane were the death-rock/horror-punk act of Christophe Murdock in the early 2000's. A band unlike any other in their scene. Hard to fit a description, one magazine said it best with "If The Munsters, The Misfits and Merle Haggard were to join forces, their name would be Mockingbird Lane." The band lived fast and died young, but the stories still live on. Mockingbird Lane were the death-rock/horror-punk act of Christophe Murdock in the early 2000's. A band unlike any other in their scene. Hard to fit a description, one magazine said it best with "If The Munsters, The Misfits and Merle Haggard were to join forces, their name would be Mockingbird Lane." The band lived fast and died young, but the stories still live on.

 Mockingbird Lane were the death-rock/horror-punk act of Christophe Murdock in the early 2000's. A band unlike any other in their scene. Hard to fit a description, one magazine said it best with "If The Munsters, The Misfits and Merle Haggard were to join forces, their name would be Mockingbird Lane." The band lived fast and died young, but the stories still live on.

 Mockingbird Lane first appeared on the music scene in early 2002. Founder/frontman Christophe Murdock enlisted the help of his friends from Therogy shortly after the band's demise to play some gigs. The band's line-up would change from show to show featuring many different Oklahoma musicians. The only main-stays being Christophe and Blizzard.

 The band first went into the studio in early 2003 to record the "Taken Under" cd single. They recorded the song for inclusion in the Stephen King Dollar baby "I Know What You Need". The cd also included bonus tracks including Christophe's electronic side-project, Xtoph. 

 Next the band hit the studio again in mid-2003 to record for a Misfits tribute album, "Too Much Horror Business - 1977-1983 - A Tribute to The Misfits". While there they went ahead and recorded some other demo's and released the "2003 Demo". This included two of the version's of "Taken Under" from the earlier single release, their cover of The Misfits "She", and two new songs, "I... Vampire" and "Wolfshead". 

 In late 2004 BJ, an old friend and writing partner of Christophe's, got out of prison and jammed with the band. A rare live version of the Mockingbird Lane standard "Dead Girl's Don't Say No" was recorded the day after he was released with BJ on lead vocals and guitar, Christophe on bass and Blizzard on drums. This was released in 2005 on the compilation "The Harder, The Better: Volume 8". 

 Eventually the band dissipated but over the years demos would keep popping up on various compilations keeping the memories alive.