Sweet Baby (band)

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Sweet Baby
Also known as Sweet Baby Jesus
Origin Berkeley, California, United States
Genres Pop punk
Years active 1986 (1986)–1995 (1995)
Labels Ruby
Past members

Sweet Baby (originally known as Sweet Baby Jesus) was a pop punk band that originated from Berkeley, California, and was part of the 924 Gilman Street scene. They were signed to Ruby Records.

Formed in 1986 by singer Dallas Denery and singer/guitarist Matt Buenrostro with Crispy Jim (later of The Saddlebacks) on bass and Dr. Frank (the frontman of The Mr. T Experience) on drums. Frank and Crispy Jim did not appear on any Sweet Baby recordings, having been already replaced by Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam, Knapsack) and Richie Bucher (Jüke, Wynona Ryders), respectively. Aaron Elliott aka Aaron Cometbus also played drums for them on their 1989 US tour. They had two songs on the Maximum Rock and Roll compilation Turn it Around (1988), "She's from Salinas" and "Pathetic." In 1989, they released their only LP, It's A Girl on Ruby Records (a Slash/Warner subsidiary). Their song "Andorra" was on the Lookout Records compilation double LP The Thing That Ate Floyd released in 1992. Lookout Records re-released the band's It's A Girl album on compact disc in 1995, and Eccentric Pop Records released a remastered vinyl LP version with a bonus 7" containing unreleased studio and live tracks in 2015.

In January 2005, their song, "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby, I Love You" was featured on Bravo in an advertisement for the show Queer Eye for the Straight Girl.

The East Bay, California based punk rock band now known as Green Day was originally called Sweet Children, but changed their name before releasing their first EP 1,000 Hours to avoid confusion with Sweet Baby.

Band members[edit]

  • Dallas Denery is currently an assistant professor at Bowdoin College in the History Department and regularly broadcasts a radio show for WBOR 91.1 called "Dick and Jane's Cocktail Hour" with his wife and son "Spot." They generally play a "happy hour" of lounge music starting at 5:00 pm and then an hour of independent rock on various weekdays.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • It's a Girl! (1989)

Split albums

  • Hello Again (with Brent's TV) (1996)

Demos

  • Never Mind the Bassets, Here's... (1987)

Compilation appearances

  • "She's from Salinas" on Bay Mud – David Hayes self-released cassette (1986)
  • "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby (I Love You)" and "Saw You at the Movies" on Lethal Noise, Vol. 2 – David Hayes self-released cassette (1987)
  • "She's from Salinas" and "Pathetic" on Turn It Around! – Maximumrocknroll (1987)
  • "Looking for Love" and "This Talk About the Girl" on 9 Song Demo + Berkeley Sampler – BBT Tapes (1987)
  • "Andorra" on The Thing That Ate Floyd – Lookout Records (1988)
  • "Loving Every Girl in the World" and "Find a New Love" on Lest We Forget – BBT Tapes (1991)
  • "Don't Do That" and "Champagne from Her Shoe" on Down in Front – No Idea Records (1999)

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