ALBUM: There’s Something Going On


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Released 24 August 1998

Tracks:
01. Bad Old Man (4.34)
02. If You’ll Be Mine (4.41)
03. Back Together (4.26)
04. I Was Never Here (5.07)
05. First Man On The Sun (3.44)
06. You Will Always Love Me (3.56)
07. The Life (5.18)
08. All Men Are Evil (4.01)
09. Take Me Back (6.06)
10. It’s Not Funny Anymore (7.19)
11. There’s Something Going On (2.28) 
 
Catalogue numbers:
Echo UK CD: ECHCD24 (+)
Echo UK LP: ECHPL24 (+)
EU CD: umd80517 (+)
Japan CD: pccy1274 (Pony Canyon) (includes Hospital, Poolside and Sunshine)
German CD: Road Runner: rr8086062
Universal (origin ?): pumd80517 (promo including sampler cd???)
Aus CD:
Echo Promo CD: ECHPRO24
(#28 in UK album chart)

Press Quotes:
"A BEAUTIFUL AND SINISTER MEDITATION ON THE MORBID AND EVIL. BRINGER OF THE SWEET POISON, BABYBIRD ARE THE GOOD MEN IN A BAD WORLD, WHO COULD EASILY CHANGE SIDES" (ALBUM OF THE MONTH - NME)

"HIS FINEST LP EVER... IT'S SINISTER BEAUTY IS WITHOUT QUESTION" (ESSENTIAL RELEASE - MELODY MAKER)

"JONES IS ONE OF POP'S GREAT NONCONFORMISTS - A MASTER OF BRINGING DARK, DISTURBING SUBJECTS INTO A SIMPLE POP SONG" (DAILY MAIL)

Trivia
 Second studio album by Babybird the band
 I Was Never Here was originally found on Fatherhood
 The album was voted 14 in NME’s Album’s of the year for 1998
 Bad Old man, If You’ll Be Mine and “Back Together were released as singles
 Recorded over two weeks in Marbella, Spain. 

Sleevenotes
He was waiting at home for his little girl to finish school, and while he waited, there it was the dirty pink bag, tied up with blue rope. A week ago he’d gone out in the car to get away from the television. And now there it was on his sixty channel TV, the same thing he’d seen on the roadside.
 He flicked the sound up. “The bag could have anything in it. Something crushed-up, a dog’s head, a girl, anything…”. The bag had been taken off its square metal shaft, and placed on a green canvas stretcher, poking out of the back of an ambulance. His finger slid on the remote and he lost the channel. He went up and down from one to sixty, through the blocked channels of thirty-nine to fifty-five, and round again. Nothing. The bag was gone. But it was stuck there inside his head like all the songs his six year old knew all the words to.
 He went to the sink and put fresh beer in his wife’s coffee mug; poured from a third tap connected to a barrel under the sink. He fixed a snack of little house soup, swallowed a couple of potato homes, and gazed out of the window. Crunched-up petals lay across on the brown lawn, once infested with snails and bugs, he had razed the grass with Parrafin, and now the garden was still almost all-but-all burnt. It was like the sun had come just a little too close.
 Under the garden’s one tree, hung an orange swing with blue rope, there was nothing going on. No birds, just an ornamental stone duck, no song, just a far off hammering, and no girl, just the bag. It was up there behind his eyes, mouth and ears. Under his hair, holding all those things it could have been. Something crushed-up, a dog’s head, a kid’s song, his daughter, his wife, everything. 

 Copyright 1998 The Echo Label LTD 

SINGLES from There's Something Going On 

Bad Old Man
If You'll Be Mine
Back Together(Remix) 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS 

 http://www.nme.com/reviews/baby-bird/37
 https://www.allmusic.com/album/r373983