Glaxo Babies
Dreams Interrupted: The Bewilderbeat years 1978-1980
Lantern Rec.
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2021
2LP
31.99
LANR005
Ltd. to 500 copies
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1This Is Your Life 3:20
2Stay Awake 4:41
3Because Of You 4:36
4Who Killed Bruce Lee (Version)5:53
5Avoiding The Issue 4:17
6Police State 2:04
7It's Irrational 4:08
8Burning 4:58
9Flesh 5:01
10She Went To Pieces 3:03
11Christine Keeler 3:39
12Nova Bossa Nova 3:51
13Promised Land 2:36
14Maximal Sexual Joy 3:11
15This Is Your Vendetta 4:05
16Seven Days 4:19
17Shake (The Foundations)3:56

Here’s a definitive compilation of their first period career, Glaxo Babies was one of the most exciting british post-punk band of the era. Raised in Bristol – altogether with such local influential acts like Maximum Joy, The Transmitters and obviously The Pop Group – Glaxo Babies formed in late 1977. The band signed to local label Heartbeat Records (marketed by Cherry Red), with their first release being the This Is Your Life EP in February 1979; in the same year they released the single “Christine Keeler” . This led to them recording their first session for BBC radio’s John Peel the following April, and the track “It’s Irrational”, from this session, opened the seminal 1979 Bristol Compilation album “Avon Calling”. Their aggro mix of in your face lyrics and groovy bassline led to a unique formula, with both their feet in the post-punk scene and the uprising black jazz crossover. The so-called white funk was the plat du jour, even if the band soon achieved a straight and original personality. Fully remastered and licensed, ltd to 500 copies.