So far in 2011, I've been focusing on more guitar driven bands. It seems as if most of the synthpop/minimal gems have been uncovered, leaving very few rarities left to scour these days, many of which just aren't that great to begin with. That said, the early-to-mid 1980s were certainly a huge breeding ground for the post-punk sound, and I'm sure there's a slew of LPs left to discover in this realm. This particular German band fits the mold perfectly- and their material is as solid as it is seldom known.
Uploaded here we have both LPs from Bad Baby, a four piece from Hamburg. Cold guitar wave galore across two full records, released almost back to back. I tend to prefer the self-titled debut, but still find lots to love about their second 12'', which is the more commonly found of the two. Not much development in sound across these releases, just solid gloomy treasures that should be perfect for fans of Snake Corps, Blue In Heaven, Choir Invisible, Modern Eon etc. Googling this band is difficult, as little information can be found admist all the child-rearing tips and tricks out there. With that in mind, let's get down to business:
Bad Baby- Bad Baby LP (1985) 1. A Dream Within a Dream 2. Broken-Hearted 3. Salvation Army 4. Promenade 5. Glasshouses 6. Mont Blanc 7. (Out of the Frying Pan) Into the Fire 8. Cry Baby Cry*
*Originally by The Beatles.
Bad Baby- The Second Scene LP (1986) 1. Twilight 2. Slow Down 3. Sleeping Hell 4. Blank Devotion 5. Alone 6. Sublime