ALBUM: Baby Bird - I Was Born A Man


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Released July 1995

Tracks:
1. Blow It To The Moon (2.40)
2. Mans Tight Vest (2.14)
3. Lemonade Baby (4.36)
4. C.F.C (3.30)
5. Cornershop (3.09)
6. Kiss Your Country (4.05)
7. Hong Kong Blues (3.33)
8. Dead Bird Sings (4.06)
9. Baby Bird (3.34)
10. Farmer (2.58)
11. Invisible Tune (3.55)
12. Alison (3.43)
13.Love Love Love (2.27)

Total playing length: 46.31 min.

Catalogue Number:
UK CD: BABY BIRD CD1
UK CD: CMYBX560/1 (Original Lo-Fi Box)
Released on CD only

What you have here are the first thirteen songs taken from over two hundred four-track tapes. They are musically illiterate, computer-free and way beyond the cleanliness of sound and hi-fidelity. Spliced together in an attic with weak walls and a paper thin slate roof these songs are already survivors. Scapegoats for the English rain, sex next door, cheap orange headphones and taxi interference. This is quite simply the world of Baby Bird. One man, ten fingers, great songs

 I remember being small and looking up at the trees
 I’d carved my initial on.
 Out there I could forget everything,
 Even the hole in the sole of my left shoe.
 Back then I was happy
 I had nothing but the wind in my knees.
 Then I felt something wet through my sock;
 Picked up my heel and looked at it.
 Stuck to the hole was a half-moving and featherless
 baby bird
 In panic I kicked my foot like a mad person
 Till it flupped off into the bushes…

BEHIND THE CLUMPSY CLICKING PLASTIC OF THIS CD LIES THE SPIRIT OF BABY BIRD. THE SPIRIT OF THINGS THAT NEVER GO AWAY.
THINGS THAT GET IN THROUGH A HOLE IN THE SHOE AND MAKE A NEST IN YOUR HEAD.

Copyright 1995 Baby Bird Recordings

"I'll just say that I Was Born A Man is the only record I've heard this year with lyrics worth remembering and music that's impossible to forget, because I'd rather you listen to it than me talking about it." - Melody Maker.

"...whatever ultra-naff low-fidelity keyboard tinklings he undertakes; he carries with him incredibly touching pieces like Dead Bird Sings that create, in the middle of this tank top of a record, an altogether different kind of sadness." - NME

"QUITE WONDERFUL" (MUSIC WEEK)

"THIS IS MUSIC THAT IS TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE CATEGORISED. BABYBIRD ARE A REVELATION.. YOU'D BETTER START WISHING YOU WERE HERE" (NME)