Babyteeth

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Babyteeth
Studio album by Therapy?
Released 15 July 1991
Recorded January 1990 and late 1990 at Homestead Studio, Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Genre Noise rock, alternative metal
Length 27:41
Label Wiiija Records
Producer Mudd Wallace, Therapy?
Therapy? chronology
Babyteeth
(1991)
Pleasure Death
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]


Babyteeth was the first (mini-)album by the Northern Irish band Therapy?,[2] released on 15 July 1991 on Wiiija Records. Tracks 1 and 3 were recorded in January 1990, with the remaining tracks recorded later that year, all at Homestead Studio in Randalstown, Northern Ireland. The album reached number 1 in both the UK and Irish Indie Charts.[3]

The album was originally released by Wiiija on 12” vinyl. In 1993, Southern Records re-issued the album on 12” vinyl, limited edition red 12” vinyl, CD and Cassette. "Meat Abstract" was released on the band's own Multifuckingnational label as a 7" vinyl in July 1990.[4]

Promo videos were made for the tracks "Meat Abstract" and "Innocent X". Both were shot as part of Fyfe and some friends' media course on Hi-8 film.

The album was remastered in 2010 by Harvey Birrell and has been touted for possible release since then, although nothing has been confirmed as yet.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Therapy?

No. Title Length
1. "Meat Abstract"   3:46
2. "Skyward"   2:39
3. "Punishment Kiss"   4:41
4. "Animal Bones"   3:39
5. "Loser Cop"   3:26
6. "Innocent X"   4:00
7. "Dancin' with Manson"   5:24
Total length:
27:41

Credits[edit]

Samples[edit]

Excerpt from "Loser Cop", from Therapy?'s debut EP Babyteeth

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  • The sample in "Meat Abstract" (“Wake up, time to die”) is taken from the 1982 movie Blade Runner and is spoken by actor Brion James.
  • The sample in "Loser Cop" (“All we represent to them man, is somebody who needs a haircut”) is taken from the 1969 movie Easy Rider and is spoken by actor Dennis Hopper.
  • The sample in "Loser Cop" (“You little punk”) is taken from the 1989 movie Drugstore Cowboy.
  • The sample in "Loser Cop" (“Good morning, you fascists, you pigs, you bigots, you pinkos, you fags, you bastards, fuzz. This indoctrination of vocal harassment was compiled by our own Juvenile Division is preparation for the concert this weekend”) is taken from the 1973 movie Electra Glide In Blue and is spoken by actor Joe Samsil.
  • The sample in "Innocent X" (at 2:25) is taken from the 1988 movie Dead Ringers and is spoken by actor Jeremy Irons.
  • The sample in "Innocent X" ("My voice is nothing, my thoughts are nothing, in many respects I’m like you… nothing”) is taken from the 1973 porn movie The Devil in Miss Jones and is spoken by actor John Clemens.
  • The sample in "Dancin’ With Manson" ("Take a knife on up the hill, lover, and kiss the girl goodbye”) is taken from the 1978 movie Magic and is spoken by actor Anthony Hopkins.
  • "Meat Abstract" is named after a piece of art by British avant-garde artist Helen Chadwick.[6]
  • "Innocent X" is named after a painting by Irish painter Francis Bacon.[7]
  • Andy Cairns plays piano (un-credited) on "Loser Cop".[8]
  • The noise at the beginning of "Meat Abstract" is Fyfe Ewing drinking a can of beer in the vocal booth.
  • The breathing at the beginning of "Innocent X" belongs to Michael McKeegan.

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