Baby Woodrose – Light up your Mind 7”
This 7” contains two exclusive songs originally recorded to be included on the Third Eye Surgery album from 2012. But the songs did not fit in, not because of the quality of the songs but the mood of the songs was just too different compared to the final album. Light up your Mind is an uplifting song about regaining strength while the flipside Bubblegum is a tight Kinks-type rocker.
Light up your Mind is dedicated to the memory of Ralph A. Rjeily. Lorenzo Woodrose wrote on his website: “Ralph was my friend, technician, producer, booker, soundman, tourmanager and travelling companion since 1996. He died last year after a yearlong battle against cancer. I miss him.”
Light up your Mind is limited to 600 copies on black vinyl but is also
available as download.
Baby Woodrose – Third Eye Surgery LP/CD
Baby Woodrose have just finished recording their 6th studio album entitled Third Eye Surgery and release is set for April 16th. All Baby Woodrose albums have a different vibe and with Third Eye Surgery they have made their space rock album. For the first time Lorenzo Woodrose integrate the heavy psych of his side projects Dragontears and Spids Nøgenhat with the fine song writing of Baby Woodrose.
No matter how much the fuzz guitar is wailing or the echo machine is tripping, there’s always a good song hiding beneath the rumble. Several of them clocks in at almost 6 minutes so there are only 9 songs on Third Eye Surgery. Songs like Nothing is Real and Love Like a Flower have an Eastern flavour thanks to the sitar of Vicki Singh while Just a Ride sounds like a trip to India in more than one way.
Even though the central songs on Third Eye Surgery like Waiting for the War, Bullshit Detector and the title song are very spaced out there are also a few tunes that sticks out. Dandelion is a sweet and melancholic psychedelic pop song and is also a duet with Emma Acs while Honalie is a dreamy ballad that makes time stand still. Almost.
Third Eye Surgery has been recorded in the Black Tornado studio in Copenhagen and is engineered by Anders “Evil Jebus” Onsberg and produced by Lorenzo Woodrose. The artwork is made by German artist Kiryk Drewinski who has worked with the band several times before and also did the artwork for the demo collection Mindblowing Seeds and Disconnected Flowers released in 2011. LP is gatefold as usual.
Nothing is Real has been chosen as the first single and will be released online February 20th 2012.
On October 24rd 2011 Bad Afro Records will re-issue the Baby Woodrose album Love Comes Down. For many people this can be considered the “lost” Baby Woodrose album. It was originally released in 2006 and followed the succesful Money For Soul album. At the time Love Comes Down was only released in Scandinavia and not many people outside here ever got the chance to hear it. Which is a shame as it contains a great mix of pretty straight forward garage rockers mixed with beautiful moodier stuff.The vinyl version was only released in 500 copies which makes it the most rare Baby Woodrose LP to date.
But that will change now when Bad Afro will release it again – this time with extra material included. The 1st press of 500 copies on black vinyl will include a free 7” single on 33 1/3 rpm with two exclusive songs recorded at the same sessions as Love Comes Down. We are talking two hard stoner rock songs called Cherry Bomb and The Keeper that together clocks in at more than 12 minutes. Guest appearances by Eduardo Martinez (The Flaming Sideburns) and Yebo (The Tremolo Beer Gut).
Love Comes Down featured the original Baby Woodrose line-up: Lorenzo Woodrose on guitar/vocals, Fuzz Daddy on drums and The Moody Guru on bass (the two last mentioned also play with Lorenzo in Spids Nøgenhat these days).
In 2011 it’s 10 years ago that Lorenzo Woodrose started his own label Pan Records and released the Baby Woodrose debut album Blows Your Mind. The album is still a favourite among many Baby Woodrose fans and along the years the album has sold almost 10.000 copies on LP and CD and an unknown amount of downloads. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary Bad Afro will release Mindblowing Seeds & Disconnected Flowers April 25th – a collection of 15 of the original 4 track demos that led to the release of Blows Your Mind. Below Lorenzo Woodrose explains how the album came about:
“In the late summer of 1999 I was in quite a difficult situation, having no home, no job, no girlfriend, no money and perhaps worst of all, the band I was playing the drums in at the time lost our guitarist, so I was even fearing I was without a band, something that has always meant a lot to me. Usually, I ended up crashing on the couch of my friend The Hobbit and often in our rehearsal room in a northwest industrial area of Copenhagen. Sometime during that summer I had also been introduced to the magic of the Woodrose seeds and somehow the experience, combined with my rather desperate state of mind, spawned a creative outburst of unforeseen proportions.
I decided to call the project Baby Woodrose, because several of the songs (Baby Blows, Living A Dream, Spinning Wheels) reflected my experience with the seeds earlier that summer. I had a vision of a vast ocean and I saw what I believe was an image of my creative potential personified in a naked woman, mysteriously filling one water bucket at a time, dragging them ashore and piling them up on the soft sandy beach. Somehow, I figured it meant that I just had to start working. For several months during that autumn, I did nothing but write and record on my little Fostex Multitracker X-30. The result was something like fifty highly distorted demo tracks in a sixties garage punk style.
I have always felt that the blueprint for the soul and spirit of Baby Woodrose is really within these very first recordings of my own, so it feels great to finally have them on vinyl and I hope some of you can appreciate the beauty of these rough diamonds. I have picked out 15 tracks, many of which also ended up on the album in final versions, but two of them were released separately under the alias Disconnected Flowers on a 7” which is virtually impossible to dig up by now and a few are previously unreleased. Polishing these tracks proved a thankless task, but luckily I still had most of the original master cassettes and the original tape machine, so this album is basically a 24bit digital dump and a careful remix of the stuff I think is the most interesting”.
Lorenzo Woodrose 2011
Baby Woodrose – Baby Woodrose LP/CD
Lorenzo Woodrose spend a good deal of the first 6 months of 2009 in Studie 73 recording the latest Baby Woodrose album. This time he recorded almost all instruments himself and together with producer Johan Gellett they created a new Baby Woodrose sound that probably surprised quite a few people. The album is simply called “Baby Woodrose” and was released as LP/CD/Download September 14th 2009.
When Baby Woodrose released their debut album “Blows Your Mind” in 2001 it was a one-man operation by Lorenzo Woodrose who wrote the songs, played all the instruments, produced it together with The Moody Guru and released it on his own record label. With “Baby Woodrose” Lorenzo is now back to basics.
Every Baby Woodrose album is different. Working in a new enviroment and with new people has resulted in a new sound that is more punchy, straight and to the point than on previous Baby Woodrose albums. The songwriting of Lorenzo Woodrose remains the same though and on “Baby Woodrose” we get to hear a fine blend of fuzzed out garagepunk and beautiful melancholic songs. The broken Kinks riff in “No Mas” is a solid punch in the face while “Countdown To Breakdown” is an epic ballad of pure brilliance. And then there’s “Emily”, in Lorenzos own words the most commercial song he has ever done.
Baby Woodrose have for many years toured and recorded as a trio but the past couple of years it has in reality been a Lorenzo Woodrose project. In the future Baby Woodrose will have a more fluent line-up both live and in the studio centered around Lorenzo.
Baby Woodrose – Coming Around Again / I Feel High 7”
This Baby Woodrose 7” contains two exclusive songs only available on this fine piece of plastic. Both songs were recorded with the intension of being included on the album “Chasing Rainbows” but it never happend. Not because of the quality of the songs, they just did not seem to fit in. Main man Lorenzo Woodrose has this comment on “Coming Around Again”:
“Coming Around Again” could have been a hit for anybody, except we ended up playing it a bit too fast and adding lots of over the top twangy surf guitar and beeping Farfisa organ that kind of detract from it’s easy listening qualities. The end result is somewhat bubblegum sounding. Some uplifting lyrics about coming back up after having been down for some time. This one turned out much better than I thought it would during mixing. This was actually considered for “Chasing Rainbows” album quite a lot”
The B-side, “I Feel High”, was originally meant to be a kick ass rock’n’roll tune but in the process of the mixing it turned out quite differently. Lorenzo Woodrose explains:
“”I Feel High” is really different. If it wasn’t for the lyrical theme (sex, drugs, rock’n'roll) it would have fit well on the Chasing Rainbows album, where I deliberately wanted to go a bit deeper with my subject matter. Acoustic guitar, bass, tambourine and a hauntingly hypnotic Farfisa organ. We actually recorded this as a band, but felt it worked better sounding a bit folky and psychedelic. The intro was later pasted on, consisting of backwards drums and distant fuzzguitar”.
Baby Woodrose – Chasing Rainbows LP/CD
Chasing Rainbows was recorded at Black Tornado in Copenhagen during the spring/summer 2007 and is a sort of return to the production ethics of the debut album Blows Your Mind (meaning totally DIY, lots of tape machines and crappy vintage gear, no plug-ins and no fiddling with the tracks in Amateur Tools).
Chasing Rainbows is the sound of a band with more musical guts than in the past. Clearly inspired by the Baby Woodrose side-project Dragontears the band have expanded their sound and produced an album that is very different from earlier efforts. Not only because of the use of instruments like cello, lap-steel, flute and tablas. But also because CHASING RAINBOWS is both their most poppy and commercial release AND their most experimental and druggy album so far.
The first part of the album contains cool psychedelic pop songs like “Someone To Love” and “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”. Later on (or in vinyl terms – on Side B) things get darker and moodier both lyrically and musically. The inspiration from Dragontears gets more obvious and songs like “Renegade Soul” and “Dark Twin” will surely surprise a few people.
Over all Chasing Rainbows is less of a party album compared to the old Baby Woodrose stuff. But there is more substance and details for your listening pleasure. The lyrics mostly deal with feeling misplaced, longing for love and searching for truth and light as a way out of the darkness.
This album was not the follow up to the Money For Soul album from 2003, this album was a Baby Woodrose tribute to the garage groups from the 60′s that have influenced the band over the years. Includes covers of obscure stuff like The Savages, Painted Faces, The Lollipop Shoppe and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band to more well known territory like Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, The 13th Floor Elevators, Love, The Stooges, The Sonics and The Saints. Everything gets the Baby Woodrose treatment and if you don’t know the originals you would think it’s new BW songs. Originally released on LP/CD in 2004. Both are now sold out.
Baby Woodrose and Sweatmaster met when they toured together in Germany in 2003. One night Sweatmaster surprised Baby Woodrose by playing a cover of Pouring Water from the Money For Soul album. The next night Baby Woodrose returned the favour by playing Hold It! from Sweatmasters debut album Sharp Cut. It’s exactly those two cover songs which is featured on this single. Originally released 03.06.04 on 7” vinyl. Now also available as Download.
Baby Woodrose – Money For Soul LP/CD
Baby Woodrose received quite a lot of attention outside Denmark with their self-released debut album “Blows Your Mind” from 2001. In reality a one-man operation by Lorenzo Woodrose who wrote the songs, played all the instruments, produced the record and put it out on his own Pan Records. Baby Woodrose later became a real band and the next album reflected that. “Money For Soul” was mixed and mastered by Jürgen Hendlmeier and contains their biggest hit so far; Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.
Baby Woodrose – Disconnected 7″ single
Disconnected was the first single outtake from the Money For Soul album. A classic tale about feeling disconnected when dealing with the squares. The B-side is the exclusive “Too Far Gone”. Originally released 24/02/2003 on 7” vinyl.
Baby Woodrose – Live At Gutter Island LP
This live album was recorded by National Danish Radio August 3rd 2003 at the Gutter Island garage rock festival. Originally it was only released on vinyl in a 1000 copies and it is almost impossible to find today. 8 songs including a cover of Don Gardner’s “My Baby Likes To Boogaloo” which is exclusive to this release.
Baby Woodrose – Blows Your Mind LP/CD
Re-release of the classic Baby Woodrose debut album. In reality a one-man operation by Lorenzo Woodrose who wrote the songs, played all the instruments, produced the record together with Riky Woodrose and put it out on his own Pan Records in 2001. More obscure, psych and lo-fi than the new stuff but the songs are every bit as cool! Presented in a daring sleeve by Malleus sure to raise an eyebrow or two.
Baby Woodrose – Never Coming Back 7”
In 2001 Baby Woodrose released their debut album Blows Your Mind and Bad Afro was on the spot to sign them up. Their first release on Bad Afro was the Never Coming Back 7”. Back then Baby Woodrose had two guitars and drums in the line-up and this is a cruder version of Never Coming Back that also appeared on the Money For Soul album. My Flash On You is exclusive to this single. Originally released 25/05/2002 wrapped in a stunning poster sleeve by Malleus.