ALBUM: Baby Bird - Bad Shave


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Released 30 Sep 1995

Tracks:

1. KW Jesus TV Roof Appeal (3.58)
2. Bad Jazz (3.05)
3.Too Handsome Too Be Homeless (3.24)
4. Steam Train (2.36)
5. Bad Shave (3.18)
6 .Oh My God You’re A King (2.52)
7. The Restaurant Is Guilty (1.49)
8. Valerie (2.16)
9. Shop Girl (3.41)
10. W.B.T. (3.54)
11. Hate Song (2.16)
12. 45 & Fat (2.41)
13. Sha Na Na (2.41)
14. Bug In A Breeze (3.55)
15. It’s Okay (2.27)
16. Happy Bus (2.30)
17. Swinging From Tree To Tree (2.35)
18. Why (2.36) (CMYBX560/2 only)
19. Past Lasts Longer (3.13) (CMYBX560/2 only)

Total Playing length: 49.59 min.

Catalogue numbers:
UK CD: BABY BIRD CD2
UK LP: BABY BIRD LP2
UK CD: CMYBX560/2 (Original Lo-Fi Box)
1000 copies on CD and 500 copies on vinyl
(Reached #3 in UK indie chart)

 Sleevenotes

 CHANNELS, WOLF WHISTLES, HOLD-ALLS, TOWNIE
 GIRLS, THE MOON CAFE, FIRM HOLD GEL, BOYS,
 THE ICE RINK, POP, MR & MRS,
 GANGS OF TWENTY, BOTTLES OF OLD COUNTRY,
 LANDLORDS, DOVEDALE, FLOCK WALLPAPER,
 TAKEAWAYS, CITY CENTRES, DONCASTER WINE
 BAR THE OLD BULL AND PUMP, BARGES,
 SHOPPING TROLLEYS, LIVERPOOL, MARKET
 STALLS, STOUT, CRIMSON DRAPES, FAKE LOG
 FIRES, ALWAYS RAINING, COSY, TEA POTS,
 LOVELY 125S, FOTHERGILL, TOAST, BELFAST, NO
 STYLE, MARGARINE, CHURCHES, PADLOCKS,
 STARLINGS, PLASTIC BAGS, PUBLIC ART, THREE
 STAMPS, NO TOILETS, COBBLERS, STILETTOS,
 GLITTER, VOLUME, COLOUR, CONTRAST,
 COATHANGERS, SKYDISH, BURST MAINS
 SANDLACRE, Y.I., TRUCKSTOPS, OH MY GOD,
 WEDGE HAIR, DUCKS, YOUNG MOTHERS,
 SHOPPER’S PARADISE, WHITE BREAD, BITTER,
 CORTINAS, TWENTY YEARS OLDS, MOUSTACHES,
 BIKE PUMPS, CHIPS AND PEAS, VINEGAR, 3 PIN
 PLUGS, TEN PENCE CRISPS, CO-OP STAMPS, MACS,
 SHOVELS, WALKING STICKS, SHOPPING CENTRES,
 DEBBIE, TWO BOB, ARGOS, DUSTBIN, ONE POUND
 BEER, NEWCASTLE, CAPS, BERMUDA SHORTS,
 TRIPLES, ESCALATORS, STREET CORNERS, GIFT
 MACHINES, ORANGE LIGHTS, BROWN SAUCE,
 PASTEL, RAY COONEY, BARRY NOBLE, NOTHING
 TO DO, RITZYS SEGS, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS,
 BENEDORM, FIVE PENCE CALLS, HULL, TETLEYS,
 THE OLD ANGEL, A LACK OF PLEASURE FOR WOMEN,
 SMALL BUSINESS, HALIFAX TRAIN STATION, 40 WATT,
 MILLS, SNOW ON THE BEACH, CARAVANS, TRAILERS,
 GB STICKERS, PLAYGROUNDS, MIX’N’MATCH, RED QUIRRELS,
 CHILBLAINS, BUS CONDUCTORS, TRAMLINES,
 SECONDHAND EVERYTHING, PIZZALAND MUSIC,
 SPIRES, FLAPJACKS, RASPBERRY LIPSTICK,
 SKEGNESS DONKEYS, SMALL GIRLS, PIGTAILS,
 TONGUES, YELLOW LOVEBITES, JUMPERS,
 SAVE THE CHILDREN, WHAM LADYBIRDS, RAKES,
 BRICK TOILETS, CLOCKS FORWARD, FARMERS,
 CHIMNEYS, COMFORTABLE CHAIRS, CUSHIONS,
 MUSTARD, WOOD SEATS, BURNLEY,
 THE ALHAMBRA, BILLS, GARDEN SHEDS, BRUSSEL
 SPROUTS, YARDS, TIMEX, LAMB, SHEEPDOGS,
 MUSIC CENTRES, STONE FENCES, PIGEONS, BAD FEET,
 OLD HOMES, THE KING’S HEAD, MOCK
 TUDOR, GRANDMA, NUMBER SIX CIGARETTES,
 CARSEAT SMELL, TWIN PRAMS, FREE PARKING,
 CUT GRASS, JACK RUSSELL, KIWI BOOT POLISH,
 BREATFAST BARS, NO SILENCE, FOG, WHISTLING KETTLES,
 SUNBURST, SHAGPILE, COCONUT MATS, DREAM HOLIDAY,
 KEN DODD’S HAPPINESS, CANDYFLOSS,
 THE DOLPHINARIUM, NINETY NINE PENCE, NO CHANGE,
 FOOTBALL STANDS, CLOUDS, THE END OF THE PIER,
 GLOVES, SPIRIT LEVELS, SUNDAY EVENING, STEAM
 PUDDING, WORK, FIVE PAST FIVE, PUDDLES, DADS,
 SCARVES, K-TEL, COLA, LUCKY DIP, LOOSE SLABS,
 BARBER’S POLES, SEASIDE ROCK, BAD HAIRCUTS, 021
 FOR BIRMINGHAM, COLD BEEF, STARCH, BEE STINGS,
 CARAVANS, SLEEPING BAGS, CARDBOARD BOXES,
 ACORNS, SLEDGES, TRIKES, ALFRETON & MANSFIELD
 PARKWAY, JAM SANDWICHES, SATURDAY TELEVISION,
 GOING OUT, RACING BIKES, WELLINGTONS,
 THE FIRST TIME, THERMOS, SCAFFOLDING, NO SUMMER,
 RACING BIKES, CHEAP TIES, MOTIFS, DRUNK,
 THICK SOCKS, DAFFODILS, GOLD TOP, SHELL, SHIPSTONES, NAILCLIPPERS,
 SALE SINGS, JOHN SMITH, SALLY JONES, HUMPBACK BRIDGE, BROOKS,
 OAK TREES, GRATES WOOL, COOLING TOVERS,
 FAT GLOVES, WAITING ROOMS, DRILLS, ROAD MAPS,
 PLUNGERS, TOMATO SOUP, SPONGE CAKE, ALL-DAY BREAKFAST,
 SAT IN THE COUNTRY AS NERVOUS AS ICE IN CHEAP COLA

 What you have here is the 2nd collection of – musically illiterate four-track recordings.
 This is the 2nd lead feather to fall from the sane and centred world of Baby Bird One man, nine fingers, great songs

 Copyright 1995 Baby Bird Recordings

Press Quotes:

"...unique, customised but never self-indulgent or irritatingly inaccessible. It's as off as it's beautiful, as rich as it's lo fi... imagine Ray Davies emerging, blinking and bearded, Howard Hughes like, after years in the darkness and you'll have some idea of the deeply, deeply English yet marvellously, utterly alien world of Baby Bird." – Melody Maker

"BABY BIRD IS HALF BEAST AND HALF SONGWRITER. HE IS WHOLLY A FORCE OF NATURE. BUT HE IS NOT THE BEATLES" (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

"RAW BUT COMPLETE, ABRASIVE YET MELODIC... A COMPELLING AND GENUINELY ORIGINAL NEW SOUND" (THE FACE)

"IF THIS IS THE COMPETITION, THE REST MAY AS WELL GIVE UP NOW" (SHEFFIELD TELEGRAPH)