The Babys 40th Anniversary Interview with John Waite, Jonathan Cain


(via In the Studio with Redbeard)

Recalling my first introduction to British band The Babys across four decades is still vivid. Driving home late at night in a 1965 Ford Fairlane with an AM-only radio, a song came on that opened with a melancholy naked piano melody. Then a lush orchestra joined in as a male voice with just a hint of an English accent sang,”Falling in love was the last thing I had on my mind…”. Then a solo trumpet repeated the melody the singer had just sung, but mariachi-like. Then these female backup singers come in prominently on the bridge to this huge hooky chorus. But wait: the lead singer switched places with the girl singers, who then take over belting out the chorus. What??!

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