Black Market Baby
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|Black Market Baby|
|Genres||Hardcore punk, bent edge|
|Labels||Fountain of Youth, Limp|
|Associated acts||D.Ceats, Jakkpot, Lethal Intent, The New Standard, The Penetrators, Rustbuckit, Snitch, Trenchmouth, Vile Geezers|
Black Market Baby was an American hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C.They are considered one of the seminal groups that created the original hardcore scene in the Washington area, which along with Los Angeles and New York, became the most influential hardcore scene in America during the early 1980s, considered the high tide of the musical movement.
The original line up was lead vocalist Boyd Farrell, bassist Paul Cleary of Snitch (Cleary was also in Trenchmouth), guitarist Keith Campbell of D. Ceats and drummer Tommy Carr from the Penetrators.
In 1986, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat recorded what would have been Black Market Baby's second LP. When the band could not find a label to release the album, they broke up in January 1988 following a farewell show. They loosely re-formed in 1993, playing the occasional show and recording sparingly before calling it quits again in 1997.
- Senseless Offerings LP, Fountain of Youth, 1983
- Coulda Shoulda Woulda CD, Dr. Strange, 2006 (compilation of 1980s recordings)
- "Potential Suicide" 7", Limp, 1981
- "Drunk and Disorderly" 7", Yesterday and Today, 1990 (recorded 1986)
- v/a – Connected LP, Limp, 1981 (2 songs)
- v/a – Bouncing Babies LP, Fountain of Youth, 1983 (1 song)
- v/a – Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol.1 LP, Flipside, 1984 (1 song)
- v/a – 9:30 Live - A Time, A Place, A Scene 2-CD set, 1997, recorded live at the 9:30 Club
- Official website
- Boyd Farrell, Keith Campbell and Tommy Carr, along with their friend John Bailey, speak with Joshua Friedman and Brian Kiviat in the studios of WMUC-FM, 88.1, College Park, Maryland, on March 6, 1981
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