Sunday, March 29, 2009

Re-Upped: Baby - Where Did All the Money Go? (1976)

Back again with another entry from Baby, this time being their 2nd and final release, "Where Did All the Money Go?". From the get go, it is apparent that the band has tempered their sound considerably, transforming from a raunchy southern hard rock sound to a slicker, more laid back bluesy rock style. Some will find this change an improvement, but it's impossible not to notice the decline in songwriting present here. I personally prefer the supercharged crunchiness of the debut, but there are a few standouts here. "Easy Street, Hard Luck Avenue" and "Still in Love" are both closer to the band's signature hard rock sound and are two of the better cuts here. To the band's credit, they've added keyboards to the sound and this enhances the dynamics of the songwriting quite a bit. Whatever your preference, this obscurity deserves to be heard and this new transfer I've done from mint vinyl should please fans and newbies alike.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Huge thanx, finally got myhands on this one after years of searchin'.

micksguitar said...

great post j. this is a very overlooked lp. but it has many interesting points.thanx 4 sharing. mick.

bigfootkit said...

Thanks to Dr Woe for ripping and to you too for posting this one. Been after this for some time, another one crossed off the "wants" list thanks to RFR.
Salutations!

The Saints (US) - Live said...

Wow! I had this album in another lifetime, long ago...Thanks! also thanks for serving it up on rapidshare - megaupload keeps locking me out

gary_lankford said...

I'm likin' this one a lot! Thanks, J!

Graddy said...

You really know your stuff, excellent choice .

LifePlus said...

What a show ! Brilliant ! Huge thanks for the sound & covers...

bcelic said...

Please reup.

Joeoutlaw said...

Link no longer seems to work. The title song popped into my head the other day. When I was a kid in west Texas you'd here it on the radio about once every half hour or so. If you could re-post it would be much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Hey J thanks for re-upping the baby album. I agree with what you said, mellowed a bit from the first but still decent enough.

thanks

Anonymous said...

THANKS A LOT

Mike said...

I was sitting here tonight, listening to old tunes, thinking about my younger days and trying to remember the concerts I went to.

An old memory came rushing back, namely the first concert I went to...it was Baby, playing at the MK Brown center here in Pampa, Texas.

I remember when "Where Did All the Money Go" was on the radio, just as a previous poster stated, but I'm fairly certain it was prior to '76. I wouldn't argue about it, but I went to the concert in the spring of 1973, so....

Looking all over the 'net, I stumbled across your blog and am so glad I did; thanks for the tunes!