Fatherhood (album)

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Fatherhood
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Studio album by Baby Bird
Released December 1995 (UK)
Recorded 1990s
Genre Lo-fi, Indie
Length 59:54
Label Baby Bird Recordings
Producer Stephen Jones
Baby Bird chronology
Bad Shave
(1995)Bad Shave1995
Fatherhood
(1995)
The Happiest Man Alive
(1996)The Happiest Man Alive1996

Fatherhood was the third of five albums of home-made recordings, released by Stephen Jones under the name Baby Bird in 1995. The album includes a version of the song "Goodnight", which was subsequently released as the first single by Jones' band Babybird (written as one word).

It was originally a limited edition release, but is now available as part of the 2002 CD box set The Original Lo-Fi.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

"...a mixture of whimsy, egotism and madness with a good bit of talent stirred in...his puzzled world-view is unique. He fills the 20 tracks with strangenesses. Weirdly wonderful." - The Guardian

"Fatherhood is another unpredictable and magical journey through the thoughts of Stephen Jones, a man who is clearly in love with sweet melodies and the millions of ways you can fuck them up...you might find the whole experience as cigar-puffingly satisfying as becoming a dad." - The Independent

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Stephen Jones.

  1. "No Children" – 1:08
  2. "Cooling Towers" – 3:14
  3. "Cool & Crazy Things to Do" – 2:41
  4. "Bad Blood" – 3:55
  5. "Neil Armstrong" – 2:21
  6. "I Was Never Here" – 3:53
  7. "Saturday" – 2:29
  8. "Good Night" – 3:26
  9. "I Don't Want to Wake You Up" – 3:27
  10. "Iceberg" – 3:10
  11. "Aluminium Beach" – 4:36
  12. "Goddamn It, You're a Kid" – 3:07
  13. "Daisies" – 2:08
  14. "Failed Old Singer" – 3:34
  15. "Fatherhood" – 2:28
  16. "Dustbin Liner" – 2:53
  17. "Not About a Girl" – 2:32
  18. "Good Weather" – 3:25
  19. "But Love" – 1:58
  20. "May We" – 3:35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fatherhood (Review) at AllMusic. Retrieved July 11, 2014.