They were a band from the bay area in the ’80s that played at Gilman St. a lot and had tongue-in-cheek songs about girls with names like "She’s From Salinas (And She Looks LIke Venus)" or "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby, I Love You."
What is more important, they were the only good pop-punk band ever.
What is even more important: They were the Grand Wizard Theodores and Melle Melles and perhaps even the Cool Hercs of punk: they basically single-handedly invented west-coast pop-punk at a time when that shit was not at ALL fashionable, and then a few years later, other bands came along and stole the style and made a million dollars with it.
These fools got robbed.
Plus, in 2009, when even crusty punks like framtid and anarchists like world burns 2 death have myspace pages, pop-punks SWEET BABY are keeping it real and have no myspace, no youtube, no internet archive, nothing. Real underground shit!!!
So, in lieu of a SWEET BABY video, I’ll post this by Grand Wizard Theodore:
SWEET BABY only had one album, called IT’S A GIRL.
About the title of the album: At a time when every other band had a singer that would start each song with a 3 minute rant, “This is a song about central American imperialism!” “This is a song about the lies in the fucking media!” “This is a song about racism in the scene!” “This is a song about Nuclear War!” . . . Sweet Baby Jesus would introduce EVERY SINGLE song with, “This is a song about a girl.” Thus, the album was called what it is called.
Every song on that album is total genius. Catchy melodies performed with deliberate sloppiness. Spazzes, if you will. A band that put fun first, and made sure you had fun too. A band that did not follow trends. A band that you can listen to if you’re in love or if you’ve just been dumped. A great christmas gift for the lesbians in your life.
Also the singer, while crooning lines like “Baby baby baby baby baby baby baby I love you” was simultaneously getting his Ph.D. in philosophy. So how about them apples!
Anyway, pretty much the only way you could improve this band was if SWEET BABY JESUS did a duet with BIG baby jesus. Now that would have been something.
Anyway, buy their shit.5 comments Tags: being rad, hardcore, pop punk, sweet baby —