Sunday, 25 September 2016

REWIND: Babybird - 'Goodnight'

More wonderful music from 1996 as RW/FF takes you aboard a musical TARDIS on a journey through musical history. If you weren't around or were too young to remember the mid 90s,it's a lesson of enlightenment. If you (like me) were lucky enough to experience it all first time around, then these posts make a fine nostalgic blast from the blast. 


The massively underrated Babybird were fronted by Stephen Jones, who previously used the slightly different Baby Bird as an alias for his lo-fi solo recordings. After releasing a number of these self-produced albums, he formed a band in order to tour and promote this work. The wonderfully melodic 'Goodnight'  was the group's first single, and reached number 28 in the UK charts. It was included on the debut album 'Ugly Beautiful', an LP that was released the same year. Babybird split in 2000 dropped from their record label in 2000 after their third album, Bugged, had poor sales. The band then split, before reforming again in 2005. After releasing 3 more studio albums, Babybird dissolved again in 2013. Stephen Jones has been highly prolific ever since, releasing huge amounts of new material via his Bandcamp page under a number of different aliases. The 2014 album 'Ambition Expired' is especially recommended. Interestingly he also appears to have recently resurrected Babybird as a solo project. His Bandcamp page can be found HERE

An interview RW/FF did with Jones a few years ago can be found HERE.


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