Thursday, April 21, 2011

Babylon Pink - Long Weekend ep (1989, Wave Seven)

It's April 21st, and everybody knows tomorrow's Earth Day, Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday...  Alright just had to get that out of my system.  Babylon Pink (at time of this recording anyway) resided in a place called Minneapolis, but with a balls-to-the-wall modus operandi, a la the Stooges, or for that matter scores of other blue collar riff merchants, Detroit would have been a more apt stomping ground.  As fate would have it frontman Nic Santiago would eventually Los Angeles that is.  All geographical concerns aside, Babylon Pink's fiery brand of barroom punk hinged on the invariably effective three-chords, wailing solos, and Santiago's distinctive hollers and yelps on the mic.  It's a hand that's been played in just about every nook and cranny of the free world, but these days few young hopefuls could string it together as well as this foursome did on their lone ep, Long Weekend.  An engaging, tell-all bio can be read on Babylon Pink's Myspace page, where you can also listen to the contents of this record, or better yet, download my rip of it directly below.

01. Are You Ready?
02. Strange Stuff
03. Next Time You Call (My Name)
04. Killing Time
05. Long Weekend

1 comment:

mwothe said...

Thanks--don't remember these guys in Mpls, but Nic Santiago also fronted another band called the Form, searching for a 7" cover of "All the Young Dudes"...