Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bouncing Babies

Fountain of Youth released the Bouncing Babies compilation in 1984. It featured bands from both the D.C. & Baltimore areas. A very wide variety of sound which really captures the scene as a whole.Punk, hardcore, psych, ska, & everything in between. My top pick has to be Reptile House. Talons & Claws is their best song next Sleekstak Weather off their e.p. Take a listen to them all and decide your favorite. Enjoy!





Bouncing Babies
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Side One
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Dove - Ambivalence
features Eric L. of Double O & Red C
Crippled Pilgrims - Black & White
weird. get their debut here
Body Count - Bull In A China Shop
decent ska
Lucky Pierre - Looking Back
Underground Soldier - Sunday Slaughter
Artificial Peace - Frustration
get their debut split with Exiled here
Exiled - Guilt Trip
vocalist Derrick Hsu started Fountain of Youth records
Scream - Ultra Violence/Screaming
Glee Club - Disguise (A Lie)
No Trend comes to mind. perhaps End Result?
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Side Two
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Black Market Baby - Suzie Dear
Reptile House - Talons & Claws
features Daniel Higgs of Lungfish
9353 - Ten Witches
even weirder than Crippled Pilgrims
The Last Minute - Infinite Regression
aka United Mutation. amazing, huh?
Beaver - Punch Him In The Head
pre-Government Issue
Assault & Battery - Evidence
pre-Artificial Peace
Braille Party - Terrorist
Void - Get Out Of My Way
Government Issue - Dead Dog
Death Camp 2000 - Unknown
secret song, info here. features members of Crippled Pilgrims
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Get It
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4 comments:

HarDCore Fan said...

Tremendous post! I've been trying to collect the songs from this compilation that have been posted individually around the 'net, so thanks a ton for putting this slice of DC/Maryland music history here. Your blog is great and much appreciated. Thanks!

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ANOK said...

My profound thanks for your kind words about Talons & Claws by Reptile House. I played Bass and co-wrote that song along with Joe, Dan & London many years ago, and never thought anyone would still be listening to this 26 years later! Hell...I have not heard this song in 26 years, so this is a real treat for me! To tell you the truth I've never even heard the whole album before, because the cheap assed bastard that released this LP wouldn't even give me a contribuitor copy!!!.....So Download & Post at Will Everyone!
-Dave Rhodes

Anonymous said...

I wish the great band Body Count would have recorded and released more.I saw them on several occasions and was blown away.Although the song Bull In A China Shop is is well-crafted I think they should have considered some of their other stuff to be their representative on their comp.They could be very heavy hardcore too.Strange and wonderful unheralded comp.