Female Vocals & a Perth band that sometimes kicks Ass, but also has melody…
Baby Animals – Early Warning (official video clip):
Their eponymous debut album Baby Animals was released in September 1991. The album debuted at number six on the ARIA Charts and spent six weeks at number one, eventually going eight times platinum and becoming the highest-selling debut Australian rock album of all time (until the release of Jet’s album 12 years later). The Baby Animals f@#$ off rock n roll attitude and relentless live performance ethic earned them the respect of the Australian Music industry and the big three at the 1992 ARIA AWARDS: Best Debut Album, Best Single, and Best Album.
1. Rush You
2. Early Warning
4. Make It End
5. Big Time Friends
6. Working For The Enemy
7. One Word
8. Break My Heart
9. Waste Of Time
10. One Too Many
11. Ain’t Gonna Get https://youtu.be/-FxauQiA7F4
5.0 out of 5 stars In your face rock!,
A superb example of ‘in your face’ Australian rock, this debut album dominated the local chart before heading international. Baby Animals went on to play [very loudly!] as support band for some of the biggest named world artists on their respective world tours, including Bryan Adams and Van Halen. Not to be played quietly!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Oz rock,
If you like some good punchy rock, then this tight debut album is for you. Coming to Oz for the first time from stuffy ol’ Blighty, I was delighted to come across some solid sounds and I I have listened to them ever since (15 years ago).
5.0 out of 5 stars Best damn band you’ve never heard!,
Hand-picked by Van Halen to open for them on a leg of their 1991-1992 U.S. tour, Australia’s Baby Animals released two killer albums from 1991 to 1993, before their record label imploded and tied the band up in legal hassles for several years. This one, their self-titled debut album, sounds polished and raw at the same time. Vocalist/guitarist Suze DeMarchi is one of the greatest female rock vocalists of her generation. This record is all killer, no filler. Sample some of the tracks if you don’t believe me. Their fan base following in the Land Down Under was phenomenal, winning them countless awards and stellar record sales. In their short recording career they produced only this debut and a follow-up called “”Shaved and Dangerous””. There are/were even Baby Animals tribute bands in Australia! C’mon, now! Name ANY other band who achieved such a fanatical following to merit TRIBUTE BANDS after putting out only 2 records! Are you starting to get the picture? It has been over 10 years since this record came out (and coming up on 10 years since “”Shaved and Dangerous”” was released) and I still listen to the Baby Animals regularly. DeMarchi released a solo disc in 1999 called “”Telelove””. Buy that one, too. The rest of the world needs to realize that Australia is producing some GREAT rock and roll bands!
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my faves,
Baby animals eponymous was (and is) one of my favorite albums from the early ’90s. From the single (and not a bad video, either)””Painless”” through the other ten tracks, I like every single song on this album; I can’t say that about more than 15 or 20 other Albums I own. Anyone looking for good pop with a hard rock edge should be happy with this album.
5.0 out of 5 stars This Band Rocks!!!And Suzie Is Pretty HOT Too!!!
I just love this album which was recorded back in 1991 and still sounds as fresh today as it was back then. Good Hard Rock albums are hard to find and this one is a gem. Suzie DeMarchi belts out such classics as “”One Word”” and “”Early warning”” with her unique hard hitting vocal style and she is backed by heavily overdriven guitars on these two tracks.This album proves that Rock is indeed Eternal and Timeless.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Rock Fans Need This Album!
When i first picked up this album i thought it was a greatest hits! Then to find out that they only made 2 albums, and this was the debut album only made me rush to hear there second, which disappointed me 🙁
This album is terrific!
Don’t think that women can not rock and make great albums and not just a couple of songs, because this album is a must have…. i notice Shaved And Dangerous is higher rated… but ignore that, this is a must have album for hard rockers! And she will become one of your favorite female rockers! Take my word on it! The whole album rocks and look at the price???? you r getting a bargain!!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars gone but not forgotten,
I was fortunate to learn about the baby animals when their debut
CD came out,Painless was the first single,I ran to the music store and I don’t run for anything unless I get goosebumps. Suzie
sings her heart out.Every song kicks,diversified in every way.The band is one of the tightest outfits I ever heard.Guitar solo madness,Dave Leslie is fabulous,Eddie Parisi playing amazing bass, drums.Then there is their second release Shaved and Dangerous in my opinion it is better than the debut,Be my friend,Love Lies,every song this band plays rocks,never gets boring,just go buy them both,you will thank me,two words that say it all,musicianship and feel…these disks are hard to find so get them while you can…Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like your rock n roll snarly….cop this,
Having seen Baby Animals go from pub band in Perth to international stars all i can say is if you like your rock n roll snarly then this is the one for you. Suzi de Marchi will twist you ’round her little finger, while the rest of the band keeps it tight and pounding. Not a dud track on this album, definitely five star material
5.0 out of 5 stars I just heard this song on the radio,
The ‘Baby Animals’ rock hard.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Favorite Band; a Favorite Album
I’m a boomer, and most of the music I like is classic rock. I accidentally caught Baby Animals in a video on MTV one day and they knocked my socks off, unlike the mostly rhythm-type bands out there in recent years (as I perceive them). Then, I accidentally caught them on Letterman one night, and loved them there also (so did David). I bought this album and it has been a favorite of mine ever since, along with “”Shaved and Dangerous”” which is even better. The music is sensational, and that’s all that matters.
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Rock N’ Roll!,
It’s rare for me to REALLY like every song on a collection, especially on a first listen, but this one does just that!