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Dream Interrupted

Glaxo Babies

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Album Review

The Glaxo Babies definitely earned their place in the long list of British bands influencing the angled sound of hipster groups currently enjoying a revival with the post-punk sound. While Cherry Red made the great decision to come up with a retrospective of the band's work, this is by no means a complete collection. While "Christine Keeler" and many of the highlights from Nine Months to the Disco and Put Me on the Guest List are represented, Cherry Red opted not to highlight the experimental side of the group and avoided selections from their later works. It's a useful survey for casual listeners unfamiliar with the Glaxo Babies, but also an invitation to dig deeper into the group's work and find a treasure chest of other gems. Also, for further exploration into the rich Bristol sound of the time, check Cherry Red's Avon Calling anthology as an excellent supplement to better put the Glaxo Babies' unique sound into proper context.

Biography

Formed: 1977 in Bristol, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s

Glaxo Babies were a post-punk band based in Bristol, England. The foursome was initially vocalist Rob Chapman, guitarist/vocalist Dan Catsis (ex-Pop Group), drummer Geoff Alsopp, and bassist Tom Nichols. They released the This Is Your Life EP in 1979; by the time of the Christine Keeler single months later, a few changes to the lineup were made. Most significantly, Charles Llewelyn took over for Alsopp on drums and Tony Wrafter (another ex-Pop Group member) added saxophone. Chapman then left, and...
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