Bad Baby- S/T & The Second Coming LPs

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

*download both releases here*

9 Responses to “Bad Baby- S/T & The Second Coming LPs”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you, thank you!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    The synth-minimal well ran dry for me too and gawd knows I looked under every every rock to find them. At least there's the satisfaction of knowing that genre's pretty much fully known and there's no nagging concern about opportunities unknown and therefore missed.


  3. frankie teardrop Says:

    don't get me wrong, the well isnt fully dry yet. but it is certainly coming close! there's still a few gems we're all trying to uncover, so hopefully they'll be discovered soon!


    Just when I think things look bleak more obscurities seem to pop up…it's amazing how much stuff is still out there to be discovered…good hunting…

  5. frankie teardrop Says:

    speaking of which, great call on the People Have Names 7''! a new favorite!

  6. Mikeyten Says:

    Good post I also posted both albums a couple of weeks ago.

  7. frankie teardrop Says:

    Just spotted those. At least we have different rips, n'est ce pas? digging on your rip it up posts, thanks for the other two Siam singles!

  8. 80's Best Says:

    Very good time it was seeking only to find some songs by the blog Vinylobscurity ….
    very good contribution by the two lp …

  9. Anonymous Says:

    All you guys are the best. Thanks for all your hard work, time, and money you invest in digging up all this great music. I really appreciate it.
    Thanks again,
    Stephen Hanula

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