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Studio album by Babybird
Released 1 March 2010
Genre Indie rock
Label Unison
Producer Bruce Witkin, Ryan Dorn
Babybird chronology
Between My Ears There Is Nothing But Music
The Pleasures of Self Destruction
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Online (Mixed)[1]
Sunday Times 4/5 stars[2]
The Times 3/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]

Ex-Maniac is the fifth studio album by rock band Babybird released in 2010, on Unison Records.[5] The album features Johnny Depp, who is said to be a "long time fan" of the band, on guitar on one track, first single "Unloveable".[6][7] Depp also directed the video for the single.[8][9]

The album is produced by Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn, who were introduced to Stephen Jones, frontman of Babybird by Depp.[6][10] The album also features actor Stephen Graham.[11] The video's plot is interpretation of the short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Stephen Jones.

  1. "Like Them"
  2. "Drug Time"
  3. "Failed Suicide Club"
  4. "Unloveable"
  5. "Send Me Back My Dreams"
  6. "For The Rest Of Our Lives"
  7. "Bastard"
  8. "Roadside Girl"
  9. "Black Flowers"
  10. "Not Good Enough"
  11. "On The Backseat Of Your Car"


  1. ^ Hocknell, Tom. "Babybird Ex-Maniac Review". BBC. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Mark (2010-02-28). "Babybird: Ex-Maniac". London: The Times. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Burgess, Kaya (2010-02-27). "Babybird: Ex-Maniac". London: The Times. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Ex-Maniac (Review) at AllMusic. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ex-Maniac". Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  6. ^ a b "Johnny Depp makes 'cameo appearance' on new Babybird album". London: NME. September 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  7. ^ "No Johnny Depp as Babybird plays London comeback gig". London: NME. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Babybird and Johnny Depp continue collaboration". monstersandcritics.com. Oct 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  9. ^ Michaels, Sean (2 October 2009). "Johnny Depp to appear on new Babybird album". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  10. ^ "Johnny Depp Works With Babybird". MTV. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  11. ^ Murray, Robin (2009-09-25). "Johnny Depp Directing Babybird?". London: Clash Music. Retrieved 2009-11-15.