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Suze DeMarchi photo by Ros O'Gorman

Baby Animals Debut Turns 25

by Paul Cashmere on May 13, 2016

in Live,New Music,News

Baby Animals debut album is heading towards its 25th anniversary in September and will be expanded for the celebration.

‘Baby Animals’ was released in the same month as Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ and outsold ‘Nevermind’ almost two to one in Australia. ‘Baby Animals’ sold 600,000. ‘Nevermind’ sold 350,000.

‘Baby Animals’ was recorded in Nashville with engineer Kevin Shirley, who went on to work with Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Slayer. The legendary Mike Chapman, who worked with Suzi Quatro, Blondie, The Knack and The Sweet was producer. “When we found out he wrote ‘Ballroom Blitz’, we were sold,” Dave Leslie said. “We knew he was the guy.”

The band discovered they were number one in Australia while on tour with Van Halen in the USA. The album spent 6 weeks at the top of the Australian chart.

“I look back on that whole time with great affection,” Suze says. “It was a really thrilling time for all of us. I always said that Baby Animals was the only band for me, and it really has been the only band for me.”

The new expanded edition of ‘Baby Animals’ will be released on May 20, 2016.

Baby Animals 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition tracklist

1 Rush You
2 Early Warning
3 Painless
4 Make It End
5 Working For The Enemy
6 One Word
7 Break My Heart
8 Waste Of Time
9 One Too Many
10 Ain’t Gonna Get
11 Rush You (Live from Boston)
12 Somethings Are Better (Live From Boston)
13 Baby Animals (Live from Boston)
14 Working For The Enemy (Live from Boston)
15 Big Boys (Live from Boston)
16 Smile On My Face (Live from Boston)
17 Painless (Live from Boston)
18 One Word (Live from Boston)
19 Waste Of Time (Live from Boston)
20 One Too Many (Live from Boston)
21 Ain’t Gonna Get (Live from Boston)
22 Impossible To Fly (Live from Boston)
23 Early Warning (Live from Boston)
24 Fire (Live from Boston)

Baby Animals dates

May 21, Melbourne, Forum
May 28, Sydney, Enmore Theatre


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