Annotation

The Original Lo-Fi is a CD box set compiling five albums of home-made recordings released by Stephen Jones under the name Baby Bird between 1995 and 1997, plus a sixth CD (entitled The Black Album), consisting of additional material recorded during the 1990s.

Annotation last modified on 2011-05-28 20:54 .

Tracklist

CD 1: I Was Born a Man
# Title Rating Length
1 Blow It to the Moon
2:40
2 Mans Tight Vest
4:14
3 Lemonade Baby
4:37
4 C.F.C.
3:30
5 Cornershop
3:09
6 Kiss Your Country
4:04
7 Hong Kong Blues
3:34
8 Dead Bird Sings
4:05
9 Baby Bird
3:34
10 Farmer
2:59
11 Invisible Tune
3:54
12 Alison
3:44
13 Love Love Love
2:27
CD 2: Bad Shave
# Title Rating Length
1 KW Jesus TV Roof Appeal
3:58
2 Bad Jazz
3:06
3 Too Handsome to Be Homeless
3:23
4 Steam Train
2:36
5 Bad Shave
3:22
6 Oh My God You’re a King
2:48
7 The Restaurant Is Guilty
1:49
8 Valerie
2:16
9 Shop Girl
3:41
10 W.B.T.
3:54
11 Hate Song
2:16
12 45 & Fat
2:42
13 Sha Na Na
2:41
14 Bug in a Breeze
3:55
15 It’s Okay
2:27
16 Happy Bus
2:30
17 Swinging From Tree to Tree
2:37
18 Past Lasts Longer
3:12
19 Why
2:37
CD 3: Fatherhood
# Title Rating Length
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
CD 4: The Happiest Man Alive
# Title Rating Length
1 Razorblade Shower
4:06
2 Sundial in a Tunnel
2:52
3 Little White Man
2:24
4 Halfway Up the Hill
4:36
5 Horsesugar
2:49
6 Please Don’t Be Famous
3:30
7 Louse
2:31
8 Copper Feel
2:54
9 Seagullably
3:27
10 Dead in Love
3:50
11 Candy Girl
3:46
12 Gunfingers
2:45
13 Married
0:11
14 In the Country
2:47
15 Planecrash Xmas
3:14
16 This Beautiful Disease
4:08
17 You’ll Get a Slap
3:16
18 In the Morning
2:12
CD 5: Dying Happy
# Title Rating Length
1 Losing My Hair
3:43
2 Tomorrow’s Gone
5:37
3 Petrol Cigarette
2:35
4 When Everyone Speaks English, the World Will Explode
6:03
5 Homesick Satallites
2:34
6 TV
3:08
7 The Unemployable Rub Oil on Her Coffin
2:21
8 Grandma Begs to Be 18 Again
2:34
9 It’s Alright Dad, Isn’t It
2:36
10 Lead Cloud
2:34
11 Cheap Astronaut
5:15
12 Metal Waterpistol
3:04
CD 6: The Black Album
# Title Rating Length
1 [untitled]
1:43
2 [untitled]
1:44
3 [untitled]
1:56
4 [untitled]
2:31
5 [untitled]
1:23
6 [untitled]
2:50
7 [untitled]
2:15
8 [untitled]
2:58
9 [untitled]
3:25
10 [untitled]
2:45
11 [untitled]
2:09
12 [untitled]
2:10
13 [untitled]
2:09
14 [untitled]
2:22
15 [untitled]
2:03
16 [untitled]
6:17

Credits

CD 1: I Was Born a Man

composer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–13)
lyricist:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–13)
producer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–13)
recording of:
Alison (track 12)
Baby Bird (track 9)
C.F.C. (track 4)
Cornershop (track 5)
Dead Bird Sings (track 8)
Farmer (track 10)
Hong Kong Blues (track 7)
Invisible Tune (track 11)
Kiss Your Country (track 6)
Lemonade Baby (track 3)
Love Love Love (track 13)
Mans Tight Vest (track 2)

CD 2: Bad Shave

composer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–17)
lyricist:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–17)
producer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–17)
recording of:
45 & Fat (track 12)
Bad Jazz (track 2)
Bad Shave (track 5)
Bug in a Breeze (track 14)
Happy Bus (track 16)
Hate Song (track 11)
It’s Okay (track 15)
Sha Na Na (track 13)
Shop Girl (track 9)
Steam Train (track 4)
Valerie (track 8)
W.B.T. (track 10)

CD 3: Fatherhood

composer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–20)
lyricist:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–20)
producer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–20)
recording of:
Aluminium Beach (track 11)
Bad Blood (track 4)
But Love (track 19)
Cooling Towers (track 2)
Daisies (track 13)
Dustbin Liner (track 16)
Failed Old Singer (track 14)
Fatherhood (track 15)
Good Weather (track 18)
Goodnight (track 8)
I Was Never Here (track 6)
Iceberg (track 10)
May We (track 20)
Neil Armstrong (track 5)
No Children (track 1)
Not About a Girl (track 17)
Saturday (track 7)

CD 4: The Happiest Man Alive

composer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–18)
lyricist:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–18)
producer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–18)
recording of:
Candy Girl (track 11)
Copper Feel (track 8)
Dead in Love (track 10)
Gunfingers (track 12)
Horsesugar (track 5)
In the Country (track 14)
In the Morning (track 18)
Little White Man (track 3)
Louse (track 7)
Married (track 13)
Planecrash Xmas (track 15)
Razorblade Shower (track 1)
Seagullably (track 9)
You’ll Get a Slap (track 17)

CD 5: Dying Happy

composer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–12)
lyricist:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–12)
producer:
Stephen Jones (Babybird) (tracks 1–12)
recording of:
Cheap Astronaut (track 11)
Lead Cloud (track 10)
Losing My Hair (track 1)
Metal Waterpistol (track 12)
Petrol Cigarette (track 3)
TV (track 6)
Tomorrow’s Gone (track 2)

Release Group

Wikidata: Q7755381 [info]