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Baby Talk

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: Nizer Top Records (U.S. indie)

Catalog Number: NT11090

Average Rating: 78 / 100 (9 ratings)

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Personnel
Bob Michael lead vocals
Marty Coe bass, vocals
Marlon Scott guitar, vocals
Dave Bennett guitar, vocals
Ron Lesh drums, percussion
Matt Gavula keyboards
Tracks
1.  Let The Love Begin  
2.  Down And Lonely  
3.  Baby Talk  
4.  Wave Goodbye To A Friend  
5.  Do Ya  
6.  Lover's Lane  
7.  Broken Heart Charity Ball  
8.  Bed Of Roses  
9.  Too Late To Cry  
10.  Past Tense  
11.  Rockin' Tonight  

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From: M. Allen Date: May 9, 2003 at 18:16
There's not enough sizzle on this melodic hard rock indie release to justify the insane asking price it typically commands. A few songs jump out, like the awesome ballad "Wave Goodbye to a Friend" and the full-on rocker "Broken Heart Charity Ball," but most of the other tracks sound far too formulaic, like leftovers from a mid-80s Bon Jovi album. So, when you talk about overrated, overhyped melodic hard rock indies, add this one to the list.

From: MButt Date: June 8, 2003 at 17:23
Another one that needs to be re-issued, since it too is very hard to find, band members, get with Metal Mayhem Music and get this re-issued so we can all have this one, it's too good to a "lost" cd.

From: Jon Date: July 19, 2003 at 17:55
well, yeah.... I'd love to get ahold of a copy of this if someone has one for sale. The one song i heard (Do Ya) is great

From: MButt Date: January 29, 2004 at 22:49
Wow, what can I say about this one, killer rare indie! one just sold on ebay for $500 and it was not in nice condition, mine was mint when I found it, still cost me a bit, but to me it was a bargain, compared to $500+ it usually goes for on ebay. This is a masterpiece in my opinion.

From: Scandi Date: February 1, 2004 at 18:24
Very good, solid album with a brilliant production. The rockers as well as the ballads stand out As Mr Allen says it's like -a harder version- of BON JOVI. I think they found the right mixture between Melodicrock (as I originally like it) and hard-/glamrock quite similarily to NO EXQZE. 7,25 out of 10

From: Leandro Date: April 28, 2004 at 1:50
A Bon Jovi "B-Sides". That's the way Friction sounds. If you already it heard some 80's "demo" songs from the New Jersey's band (Love is a War, Edge of a Broken Heart...), you'll see a great similarity. The vocal, the chorus, the guitar. "Baby Talk" could be an albun that Jon and your friends never released for being weak for the Bon Jovi standard. But good for the real fans.

From: jessica96fish Date: October 7, 2004 at 10:19
i like this one.if you like stuff like from the fire heartless type melodic rock.check this one out.if you can find it...

From: JB Date: April 15, 2005 at 21:11
This is a great CD considering these guys came from a tiny town in PA. Whatever happened to the real drummer for the band? I can't believe these CDs are actually selling for the prices mentioned. Wave Goodbye to a Friend" was a ballad for a friend of most of the members who died in a car crash. I say most because the backup drummer listed on this CD didnt know him. Too bad for the original guy who made these tunes popular. Didn't even get an honorable mention. Do cassettes command any $$$?

From: blueknight Date: December 13, 2005 at 1:13
This is an OUTSTANDING CD. I know because I was on the original roadcrew at the beginning in '79. Bob, Marty, Chris W.(the original drummer who is listed in the believers section)and George(the keyboardist who was killed in the auto crash). They later added Rich Dales as lead guitarist 79-81. Dave, Marlon, Matt, and Ron were all added after the fact. I have an original copy of this CD if anyone is interested and would possibly consider having it signed by at least 4 of the 5 members.

From: koogles Date: December 15, 2005 at 7:57
Blueknight, shoot me an email at endangeredcds@hotmail. I'm interested in trading in my bootleg for the real thing. Thanks.

From: Geoff Date: March 9, 2006 at 22:42
I'm surprised by the so-so sort of comments on this disc. Of all the over-hyped indies that collect unlimited praise, there is finally one worthy of it and it doesn't seem to get what others do. I think this is superb Bon Jovi/Blue Tears flavoured melodic hard rock, with a stellar production/sound. I love all the rockers, especially 'Lover's lane'. 'Wave goodbye to a friend' is a spectacular ballad, but 'Down and lonely' is the show stealer - 100% PERFECT melodic hard rock track. Excellent CD.

From: lemas156 Date: April 18, 2006 at 18:32
I have to agree with Geoff on this one - I dig this disc!!! Had it come out 3 years earlier, this band could have been huge! 'Down and Lonely' is also my favorite song on the cd. This is a straight up grab you by the balls meldoci rock track that completely kills! Reminds me of Honeymoon Suite at times.....

From: erik Date: June 6, 2007 at 5:16
My aussie/dutch friend Geoff is spot on here. Perfect mix of Bonjovi/Blue Tears. 9/10. LOVE IT !!!!!

From: metalhead4life Date: June 24, 2008 at 12:14
For an indie it's pretty good; when up against big label bands from that era it falls short and somewhere middle of the line. Worth picking up for a decent price. 2 & 6 are my favorite tracks. Rest of disc has some other ones worth mentioning and some not. I think I remember liking Wave Goodbye To a Friend; good ballad. I rate it a 75/100 since it's an indie that is pretty good glam rock from the era.

From: charlie sexton Date: July 20, 2008 at 6:39
I seek this cd (only original copy),I pay well! guitar68@libero.it thanks

From: rockhardrock Date: January 18, 2011 at 12:51
i don't know exactely how I found this band and this album. when I listened to it I realized that the band had great ideas for rhythm and melodies but they just weren't good enough.also the production here is not close to average. If some more talanted musicians would play these songs this album would be really good. my favs: let the love begin, down and lonely and bed of roses.

From: andi Date: January 27, 2011 at 1:50
it looks like earlier shy!!Similar to shys first albums!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 6, 2011 at 21:44
Bon Jovi/Blue Tears influenced a 100%...somehow i agree with rockhardrock's comment...best ones for me are "Do Ya","Lover's Lane" & "Broken Heart Charity Ball"...these others might be quite appealing to your ears too: "Down And Lonely","Wave Goodbye To A Friend"(nice solid ballad dedicated to their dead friend)& "Rockin' Tonight"(live song)...good stuff...80/100

From: andi Date: March 4, 2012 at 9:27
Very boring Aor Melodic Rock...not for real Hardrock Kick ass Freaks!!!For slowlier Fastway and old Fate Fans!!


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