Dave Leslie of Baby Animals returns to join Eric in conversation to take a track by track look back at the 1993 Shaved and Dangerous, the follow-up to their wildly successful 1991 self-titled debut album. Recorded once again at Bearsville Studios in New York and at Compass Point in The Bahamas, the Shaved and Dangerous album was produced by Ed Stasium with a few songs produced by Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt. This would mark the first time the band worked with Nuno, which we get into.
This album didn’t perform as well commercially, the band went through some struggles creatively with the label, and eventually on the road. Litigation followed and the band dissolved shortly thereafter. They’ve since returned with a new studio album, an unplugged album, a live album, a greatest hits, new tracks, tours and much more. But this marked the end of their initial run for all intents and purposes.
Having said that, it’s a FANTASTICALLY creative album with some truly stellar tracks and performances by all members of the band, which we get in to. If you’re familiar with Baby Animals, you’ll enjoy this in-depth discussion of this classic record. If you’re new to the band, hopefully you’ll listen and discover some truly incredible songs for an under-recognized band.
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.