FAME Review: Total Babes - Swimming through Sunlight
Total Babes - Swimming through Sunlight

Swimming through Sunlight

Total Babes

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A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mark S. Tucker

Total Babes, an odd moniker if there ever was one, especially for a brash buncha blokes cranking out 60s-style pop-punk a la The Feelies and others, suffer in this short half-hour release much too often from not just lo-fi sound but a terrible sonic platform one has to suspect is the result of bad engineering following upon bad recording. The band's work is interesting for its crossing of borders from noisy Gerry & the Pacemakers all the way up to the Knack and further (even dream pop—Withot [sic] Your Heart), but, God almighty, the final product is horrendous, sometimes almost unlistenable. The disc was neither engineered nor produced but rather sabotaged. Too bad, some promising stuff here otherwise.

Track List:

  • LIke They Always Do
  • Be So True
  • Rot Away
  • Someone to Blame
  • Don't Have to Run
  • Give Me Nothing
  • Le Guts
  • How We Wanna Be
  • Withot [sic] Your Heart
  • Tip of my Tongue
No indication given of songwriting credits given on the CD.

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2011, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.
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