Formed in Berkeley, California in 1986, Sweet Baby (and their contemporaries Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, the Mr. T Experience, etc) played a seminal role in the earliest days of the Gilman Street punk scene. Many credit Sweet Baby with inventing an entirely new genre of music – one which melds the harmonic pop sensibilities of the Beatles and the Everly Brothers with the frenetic four-on-the-floor song structures of the Ramones and the Buzzcocks. It’s a genre that came to be called “pop punk,” and it’s a genre that Sweet Baby defined and perfected years before anyone else.
Out of print on vinyl for over twenty years, Sweet Baby’s “It’s A Girl” LP has attained a cult-like following and has influenced virtually every pop-leaning punk band of the last two decades. Eccentric Pop Records is beyond stoked to (finally!) offer this limited edition reissue pressing – featuring completely remastered audio and pressed on pink vinyl, this album has never looked or sounded better, and is being offered with a brand new Sweet Baby 7” featuring 2 previously unreleased studio tracks and 2 live songs from 1986!
To celebrate, and to help spread the word, Dying Scene and Eccentric Pop are offering one hell of great giveaway contest! One lucky winner will receive:
– Sweet Baby “It’s a Girl!” Reissue LP on pink vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
– Sweet Baby bonus 7” (housed in a hand-screened sleeve and numbered out of 250 copies)
– Test pressings of both the LP and 7”
– Sweet Baby “1989 Tour” T Shirt
– Additional records from the Eccentric Pop Records back catalog
That’s one hell of a prize pack! To enter just fill out the form below!