News Segment


January 24, 2006

Having spent the better part of 2005 on tour with Social Distortion in both Europe and North America, Swedish glam-punks Backyard Babies now offer up a souvenir of their concert experience. Live Live In Paris (no, that’s not a typo; it’s the verb followed by the adjective) showcases 15 classics from the catalog of the band Kerrang! calls the kings of “shit-kicking sleaze.” Recorded before a sold-out French crowd, it provides a memorable snapshot of the booze-fueled gutter rock that’s earned the quartet worldwide acclaim.

Recorded during the Stockholm Syndrome European tour, Live Live In Paris will be just as cherished by Backyard Babies fans as ticket stubs and concert t-shirts. For those not as well acquainted with these Billion Dollar Babies, it’s a grade-A slab of Swedish garage sleaze – the perfect primer on one of Europe’s top rock acts in the setting in which they were meant to be experienced. (Drinks sold separately.)

For those scoring at home, 10 of the dozen tracks featured on last year’s Tinnitus were performed live in Paris, including the adrenalin-fueled “Made Me Madman,” the sneering “Highlights” and the anthemic “Minus Celsius.” The remaining five – most notably the rare non-album track “Powderhead” – have never before been released in America. We challenge you to get any of the 15 out of your head.

Prepare for an ear-ringing, alcohol-fueled, mirrored-shades-and-mascara riot of over-the-top, trashy punk n’ roll. Viva les Babies!

The Backyard Babies Live Live in Paris will be coming out on February 21, 2006 on Liquor & Poker Music.

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