Dave Leslie of Baby Animals joins Eric in conversation to take a track by track look back at their self-titled 1991 debut album. Recorded at Bearsville Studios in New York, the Baby Animals album was produced by Mike Chapman, it went eight times platinum in Australia, spawned five highly charting radio friendly rock hits (Rush You, One Word, Ain’t Gonna Get, Early Warning, and Painless), won tons of ARIA awards and various accolades and sat as the highest selling Australian debut rock album for well over a decade.
In the United States, their single Painless was picked up by MTV and put into heavy rotation, they appeared on Late Night With David Letterman, and toured the country opening for Van Halen. Unfortunately, a faltering record label and distance would prove to be major obstacles for growing success in the United States.
If you’re familiar with Baby Animals, you’ll enjoy this in-depth discussion of their legendary debut. If you’re new to the band, hopefully you’ll listen and discover a truly solid rock album from 1991 that you may have missed the first time around.