Discography: Blake Babies


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This document is a discography of:

        Blake Babies and members thereof, Juliana Hatfield, John Strohm and
        Freda Love Boner, and their offshoot bands Velo-Deluxe, Antenna,
        The Mysteries of Life and Some Girls.

Copyright © 1992-2014 by John Relph.

Contents

The latest revision of this discography can be found at:
        http://idiot-dog.com/music/blake.babies/

Visit Juliana Hatfield:
        http://www.julianahatfield.com/

Visit The Lemonheads discography for more info:
        http://idiot-dog.com/music/lemonheads/

Some information in this discography was taken from from the 4AD Discography
(Lars Ingebrigtsen), from the Compact Disc WAIS Database, and from various
on-line catalogues.

Special thanks to: (in alphabetical order)

        Jon Allan, Allan Baker, Melissa Bernais, Scott Cameron, E.A. Cherry,
        Rob Dorso, Ric Dube, Andy Dunn, Ralf A. Engeldinger, Michael Fortes,
        Christopher Foster, Rick Fuss, Daniel B. Gallagher, Jeff Hanson,
        John W. Hawkins, Jim Horan, Vesa Hyytiäinen, Ken Johnson,
        Andrew Kieschnick, Jason C. Langley, Dave LaPlaca, Douglas S. Lee,
        Nicholas Loadholtes, Adrienne McConnell, Charles Miller, Dev Nevod,
        Par Nilsson, Robin Ore, Daniel Rodrigues Parreira, Steve Pearson,
        Victoria Lyn Salipande, Jeff Schneider, Chris Seet, Rusty M Shelby,
        Stacee Sledge, Øyvind Stavseth, Brian Stettin, John P. Strohm,
        Viki Temesvary, Chuck Willis, Brian C. Winters, Linda Witfoth.

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News and Information

Juliana Hatfield has written When I Grow Up: A Memoir, to be published September 22, 2008 by John Wiley & Sons (336 pp., ISBN 978-0470189597).

Juliana Hatfield has released many songs for download from her website, on the honor system, including the following:

This Is What I Think Of You Just Like That (demo) Can't Worry 'Bout That Hallucinations Can't Kill Myself Dune Good Thing Going Sybil She's Out Where I'm Going My Enemy #2 (Beautiful Creature) Anymore Baby It's Alright Better Than Nothing Don't Walk Away - acoustic home demo First Love Never Dies (Some Girls demo) For The Lonely Ones Hole in the Sky - electric band demo I Didn't Know Made It Never Coming Out Now That I Have Found You Perfect Stranger Say My Name Sick of the City The Prettiest Girl (Some Girls demo) The Star-Spangled Banner Wanna Be The One You Want The First Shiver If I Could Invisible Because We Love You (demo) Ordinary Guy Trick Baby Saving Myself Fool Money Stupid Thing Going Nowhere Fireflies Break My Heart Number One Bad Dream I'm Shy The Only One 5th of July

Juliana Hatfield's album In Exile Deo was named Independent Album of the Year at the 2004 Boston Music Awards. Juliana Hatfield also was named the Outstanding Female Vocalist (Indie Label) at the 2000 Boston Music Awards. Juliana Hatfield was nominated for awards in four categories in the 1995 Boston Music Awards, including Act Of The Year, Modern Rock Band, Female Vocalist, and Video (“Universal Heart-Beat”).

Freda Love made her first movie appearance as a featured extra (court stenographer) in her father Don Boner's low-budget avant-garde feature movie Losers Lounge, a murder mystery set in 1948 that follows the perplexing and often seedy life of a private dick who is accused of murdering a troubled young lady with a dark history.

Juliana Hatfield, Freda Love and Heidi Gluck performed and recorded as Some Girls. Their album Feel It was released in September 2003 by Koch Records. (There is a hardcore/punk band by the name of Some Girls signed to Deathwish Inc., but they are definitely a different band.)

Nic Dalton verifies that Juliana Hatfield did not sing on the I Want to Have an Affair / Honey single by Starsign, despite claims to the contrary.

Juliana Hatfield is one of the featured artists in a book entitled This is the Sound - The Best of Alternative Rock (1996).

Juliana Hatfield was chosen as one of the judges for the 1996 Musician Magazine Best Unsigned Band Competition.

Juliana Hatfield appears in the promotional video for The Lemonheads' “Half the Time”.

Juliana Hatfield appears in one episode of The Adventures of Pete & Pete as a cafeteria worker at older Pete's school in “Don't Tread on Pete” (1993).

Promotional videos have been filmed for the following songs:

Blake Babies: Out There
Blake Babies: Temptation Eyes
The Juliana Hatfield Three: Everybody Loves Me
The Juliana Hatfield Three: My Sister
The Juliana Hatfield Three: I See You
The Juliana Hatfield Three: For The Birds
The Juliana Hatfield Three: Spin the Bottle
Juliana Hatfield: Universal Heart-Beat
Juliana Hatfield: What a Life
Juliana Hatfield: Don't Rush Me

Melissa Ferrick performs a song called “The Juliana Hatfield Song (Girls With Guitars)”, a celebration of being on the same label as Juliana, ‘and Liz Phair too and Tori Amos too,’ on her Happy Song EP (CD-3 1993 UK Atlantic 7567-85680-2).

Julianna [sic] Hatfield is mentioned in a fake SAT question on the cover of Franklin Bruno's The Irony Engine EP:

SAT, Verbal Section: Franklin Bruno : Evan Dando :: Jenny Toomey : ____________ A. Julianna (sic) Hatfield, B. Kristin Hersh, C. Camille Paglia, D. ???????. Top 5 answers get an Xmas present.

The members of Blake Babies appear on numerous songs with The Lemonheads, Aimee Mann, and other musicians. I have not attempted to catalog every compilation and collection which include songs by these other artists which feature members of Blake Babies. You're on your own.

Recent changes to this document are indicated by green type.


Abbreviations and Definitions

num.    numbered        ltd.    limited         ed.     edition
p/s     picture sleeve  std.    standard        s/s     stock sleeve
s/l     slimline        j/b     jewel box       promo   promotional
c/n     catalog number  g/f     gatefold        p/d     picture disc
b/i     back insert     p/b     paperboard      w/s     widescreen

Album:  full album release, in one or more of the formats below:
  LP    12" vinyl long-player (33 1/3 RPM)
  CD    Compact (digital) disc (std. j/b unless otherwise indicated)
  CT    (Mini-) Cassette tape
  8T    8-track tape (obsolete)
  RT    Reel-to-reel tape
  DC    Digital Compact Cassette tape
  MD    MiniDisc (digital magneto-optical)
  CR    CD-R (CD Recordable or Read-Write)
  SA    Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD)
  DA    DVD Audio
  DR    DVD-R (DVD Recordable or Read-Write)
  DD    Digital Download (see Other Formats below)

Single: single or EP release, in one or more of the formats below:
  7"    45 RPM vinyl
  10"   45 RPM vinyl
  12"   45 RPM vinyl
  C3    CD-3, 3" (8 cm) CD single
  C5    5" (12 cm) CD single (s/l j/b unless otherwise indicated)
  CS    (Mini-) Cassette single (p/b p/s unless otherwise indicated)
  EP    Extended play single or mini-album (vinyl, usually 33 1/3 RPM)
  F7    7" flexi-disc, flexible vinyl single (usually one-sided)

Video:  video release, in one or more of the formats below:
  VHS   VHS-format video tape
  Beta  Beta-format video tape
  BRD   Blu-ray Disc
  UMD   Universal Media Disc (Sony PlayStation Portable)
  HVD   High-Definition Versatile Disc (HD DVD)
  DVD   Digital Versatile (Video) Disc (including DVD-ROM)
  VCD   Video CD, popular in Asia (MPEG1)
  CLV   Video disc in Constant Linear Velocity format (8" or 12")
  CAV   Video disc in Constant Angular Velocity format (8" or 12")
  LDS   Laser Disc single (Japan)
  VHD   Video High Density, obsolete laser disc format (Japan)
  NTSC  Video format for U.S.A. and Japan
  PAL   Video format for the E.C. (except France), Scandinavia, Australia
  SECAM Video format for France

Other Formats:
  ROM   CD-ROM, computer-readable disc
  MP3   Layer 3 MPEG encoded audio
  WMA   Windows Media Audio
  Pub   A publication: a book, songbook, pamphlet, magazine, etc.

Definitions:
  Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4   Calendar quarters: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.
  Radio Show    A release specially recorded for radio airplay.
  Interview     An interview transcription disc.
  Collection    A collection of tracks by this artist, usually previously
                released on various albums and singles.
  Compilation   A compilation of tracks by various artists.
  Soundtrack    Soundtrack to a film or play released in Album format.
  Box Set       Box set of previously released and/or unreleased material.
  Songbook      Book of words and music.
  Bootleg       Unauthorized release of previously unreleased material
                consisting of concert recordings, studio outtakes, and
                radio or television broadcasts.
  Pirate        Unauthorized release of previously released material
                without attempting to make the album look like an original.
  Counterfeit   Unauthorized copy of an officially released album.

Country codes are InterNIC domain names, except for the following:
        AA  Australasia         AS  Asia                BX  BeNeLux
        EU  Europe (EC/EEC)     SC  Scandinavia         SO  South America
        WG  West Germany (prior to August 1990)         WW  Worldwide

The Fine Print

Please do not ask me where to find rare recordings, bootlegs, videos, or other releases listed in this discography.  Please do not ask me where you can get scans of artwork for these releases.  This discography is a list of releases that have been made available over time, not a list of my personal collection.  Just because any given release is listed in this discography does not mean that I own that release, nor does it indicate that I am willing to trade, sell, or make tape copies of that or any other release.  If you are looking for such recordings, try attending record shows, reading collector magazines, and hunting in used record shoppes.

While the existence of unauthorized recordings may be documented herein, I cannot advise on the legality of such recordings, nor can I advise where such recordings can be obtained.

All singles and EPs have a picture sleeve (p/s) unless otherwise noted.  Unless otherwise noted, CDs come in a standard jewel-box and CD-singles come in a slim-line jewel-box.  An “obi” is the paper strip (literally, the “sash”) that comes wrapped around most Japanese LPs and CDs.

Song authorship is denoted by names enclosed in braces, e.g., “{Blegvad/Moore}”.  Where possible, the name of the lyricist appears first.

Information flagged with a question mark has not been verified (a guess, a rumour).  If you have further information about these or other related releases or if you can supply missing artwork, please write me.

Many CD track times were found using my compact disc player and the time indicated on your CD player may vary slightly (± 1-3 seconds), due to the way different machines calculate track times.

Address all correspondence to:
       John Relph <John.Relph at alumni dot usc dot edu>

This list was compiled and formatted by John Relph.

While information about particular releases is not copyright and may be used without permission, the compilation of this information in this discography in this format is copyright and may not be published in any form whatsoever without the permission of the author.  Just ask.

This discography may be distributed electronically and otherwise if and only if the entire copyright notice and attributions are included.


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